Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa
Te Rau Herenga O Aotearoa

Digital Media Labs: From Concept to Funding to Management

An ALA webinar on Thursday 5 February 2015  at 8.30am (NZ Time)

Enabling community members to create digital content was identified by The Edge Initiative, a national coalition of leading library and local government organizations, as a library technology benchmark. Families share stories with each other and veterans reconnect with their comrades, while teens edit music videos and then upload them to the web. All this and more can happen in the digital media lab (DML), a gathering of equipment with which people create digital content or convert content that is in analog formats. Amanda L. Goodman, researching for an issue of Library Technology Reports, collected detailed planning information on DMLs, both large and small. In this workshop, she will share her advice to help you plan and develop a DML that fits your resources and your community.

Topics covered:

  • Tips for winning Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grants
  • Equipment and software options for audio, video, photography, and animation projects
  • Mini-golf tournaments and other unique fundraising ideas
  • Adding value with programming that makes it easy to share knowledge and expertise
  • Setting policy and training staff

Cost: USD$55

For more information and to register: http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=11310

Date: 
Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 8:30am

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