Friday, January 25, 2013

Molinaro shares digital expertise in the Netherlands

Mary Molinaro, Associate Dean for Library Technologies, recently attended the International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC) in Amsterdam.  The IDCC brings together those who create and manage data and information with those who use it and those who research and teach about curation processes. 

The meeting of professionals from all parts of the world focused on tools, services, and processes for managing science data.  UK Libraries is partnering with researchers and UK Information Technology on developing ways to effectively manage and preserve UK’s digital data.  UK Libraries is providing leadership and digital preservation expertise to the project.

While in the Netherlands, Molinaro accompanied a team working on the development of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA – in a visit with counterparts in The Hague who have developed the Europeana Digital Library.  Kentucky is one of the initial partners contributing materials and expertise to the initial launch of the DPLA in April.  This launch will include a joint online exhibition with Europeana examining the immigrant experience from both the European and American perspectives.

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