NCTPG 2016 Annual Meeting registration now open!

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Three members of the Metadata Department are involved in hosting the Northern California Technical Processes Group's 79th Annual Meeting. Online registration is now open.

Beyond Books: Capturing the Unique in Community Collections
Friday, May 6, 2016
The San Francisco Public Library 100 Larkin St., (at Grove)
Koret Auditorium, located on the Library’s lower level
Enter 30 Grove St., proceed down stairs 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Perhaps they are hidden in a storeroom or stacked on your desk awaiting attention. Sometimes they are held by communities which lack the resources to preserve and disseminate their materials. Audio, video, physical objects, and ephemeral print materials often do not fit into normal technical processing workflows. This year's NCTPG Annual Meeting covers collections of non-traditional materials, including their acquisition, metadata, digitization, and preservation. How do we open up hidden and community collections and make them more accessible? What are the possibilities for collaboration with experts outside our institutions, other institutions, and the members of the communities we serve? How can we honor local perspectives and capture their unique voice in the collections we create and preserve?

This year’s speakers are:

  • Michelle Krasowski, Internet Archive
  • Al Bersch, Oakland, Museum of California and GLBT Historical Society
  • Geoffrey Skinner and Jon Haupt, Sonoma County Library
  • Rick Prelinger, Prelinger Archives

Please visit the Northern California Technical Processes Group (NCTPG) homepage for our press release and registration.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Robert Rohrbacher at 650-725-7992 or email us.

*This is not a San Francisco Public Library Sponsored Program. Please use public contact information provided here.

By Robert J. Rohrbacher