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 house.




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. Read more at


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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