A little something you might enjoy about film



Melody Hainsworth, MLIS, Ph. D.

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From: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
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Sent: Thursday, October 20, 2011 8:33 AM
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Subject: Digital Libraries & Digital Preservation - virtual open house -
Wed., Oct. 26, at noon


Kent State University's School of Library and Information Science presents a
Wednesday Webinar:


Digital Libraries and Digital Preservation - What are they, and what are the
career opportunities? Virtual open house - Wednesday, Oct. 26, at noon


What: Digital Libraries/Digital Preservation online open house 


When: Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, noon to 1 p.m.


Where:  At your computer. Visit to
register, and you'll receive a link to the presentation via email.


Cost: Free


There's been a lot of buzz about digital libraries, and everyone in the
information field is talking about digital preservation. What are digital
libraries? What does digital preservation entail? What are the latest
developments? What are the career opportunities in these fields? What
courses fall within these specializations?


Tune in to a live, interactive open house and hear from three of the top
scholars in these areas. You will be able to ask questions and interact with
the internationally renowned faculty in real time.


Visit to register for this virtual open




Catherine Smith, Ph.D., assistant professor, SLIS, is Principal investigator
on Google Research Award , $76,000, for "A description of domain-independent
search expertise," awarded summer 2011.  She also has numerous publications
and presentations to her credit.


Karen Gracy, Ph.D., assistant professor, SLIS, is the author of "Film
Preservation:  Competing Definitions of Value, Use, and Practice (Chicago:
Society of American Archivists). She also is co-PI on a Leadership Grant
from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) in the amount of
$219,386, to study how libraries and museums can provide greater access to
digital content through Linked Open Data. For more information, visit


Yin Zhang, Ph.D., professor, School of Library and Information Science
(SLIS) at Kent State University, has published extensively and delivered
presentations internationally on digital libraries. She has led numerous
committees in the American Society for Information Science and Technology
(ASIS&T) and is a frequent presenter at its conferences. Her research has
earned grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS),
Research Center for Educational Technology and Ohio Board of
Regents/Research Challenge. For more information, visit






All the best,




Flo Cunningham

Marketing Communications and Public Relations Director

School of Library and Information Science

Kent State University


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