On Tuesday, November 12th, we will welcome Amy Rudersdorf as our featured speaker for the University Libraries/Library and Information Science Speaker Series this Fall. Amy is the Assistant Director for Content for the Digital Public Library of America. In this role, she is responsible for digitization partnerships and related workflows, metadata normalization and shareability, and community engagement to promote the DPLA as a community resource. Previously, she directed the Digital Information Management Program at the State Library of North Carolina, where she developed and managed digital preservation and digitization activities. She has worked with digital collections in special collections at North Carolina State University, coordinated a digital production group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and worked with public libraries throughout Wisconsin to aid in the development and coordination of LSTA-funded digitization grants.
During her visit to UNCG, Amy will talk with us about DPLA, its mission, its value, and how we can use and contribute to their efforts to bring together “the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world.”
The focal event of the event will be a large-group presentation at 3:00 pm in the Cone Ballroom in the Elliott University Center. A member of the UL/LIS Speaker Series Committee will serve as the moderator for each discussion, and any University Libraries or LIS faculty, staff, or student is welcome to attend.