Surveying and Assessing Endangered Media Formats
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Date:
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Price (WNYLRC Staff):
$0
Price (Non-Member):
$10
Price (Affiliate Member):
$5
Price (Governing):
$5
Price (Patron Personal Member):
$10
Price (Other NY 3Rs Library Member):
$5
Price (Patron Student):
$0
Price (Patron Organizational):
$10

Location:
WNYLRC Training Center

Description:

How many floppy disks are languishing in your archives? Do you know the exact quantity of VHS tapes or reel-to-reel film in your collections? If you don’t have an immediate answer, it’s time to consider surveying your endangered media formats.

Staff from The Strong National Museum of Play will discuss how (and why) they took the leap into proactively identifying and assessing the unique endangered media formats (both digital and magnetic) held within the museum’s archives. Attendees will learn about the process of surveying collections, assessing their condition, and how this captured data can inform future digitization projects. In addition, attendees will see examples from the outcome of The Strong’s Endangered Media Pilot Project, funded by a Technology Grant from the Rochester Regional Library Council (RRLC). The presenters will also demonstrate the use of floppy disk conversion equipment and discuss how they built up their digitization lab for endangered media formats.

Participants will learn:

  • What media formats are endangered and why
  • What factors affect media stability and longevity
  • How to identify and quantify endangered media formats within their collections
  • How to use this data to plan digitization projects and accession workflows
  • How The Strong’s digitization lab was created and whether it is a good solution for your institution’s endangered media
  • How the equipment for floppy disk conversion is set up and used
Workshop Length:
2
Speaker Name:
Julia Novakovic, Hillary Ellis, and Andrew Borman
Speaker Bio:

Julia Novakovic is the Archivist at The Strong. She processes, preserves, and makes accessible the archival collections housed in the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play; these materials include papers of prominent play scholars, childhood education specialists, toy inventors, game designers, authors, illustrators, and video game company records. Julia earned her Master’s of Library Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh, specializing in Archives, Preservation, and Records Management.

Hillary Ellis is Director of Conservation at The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York. She performs and oversees conservation treatment of the museum collections and works closely with the curatorial team to develop procedures for long-term artifact preservation. She holds a Master’s of Art Conservation from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Art History from University of Virginia.

Andrew Borman is digital games curator at The Strong and coordinates the museum’s efforts related to digital preservation of electronic games. He holds both an undergraduate and master's degree in Information Science and as has long taken an active role in game preservation, focusing on the preservation of unreleased game prototypes and development material.

 

Max Class Size:
35
53rd WNYLRC Annual Meeting of the Membership
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Date:
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Price (Affiliate Member):
$40
Price (Governing):
$40
Price (Non-Member):
$40
Price (Other NY 3Rs Library Member):
$40
Price (Patron Organizational):
$40
Price (Patron Personal Member):
$40
Price (Patron Student):
$40
Price (WNYLRC Staff):
$0

Location:
Hotel Henry

Description:

WNYLRC’s 53rd Annual Meeting of the Membership

Architecture and Renovation in Your Library: Repurposing Your Space

Hotel Henry

Corner of Rockwell Road and Cleveland Circle, Buffalo NY 14213
 

 
Annual Meeting of the Membership
 
Register: for WNYLRC's 53rd Annual Meeting of the Membership by September 9th, 2019.
 
Cost: $40
 
Questions?:  Call Pat Klaybor at 716-633-0705, ext. 100
 
Schedule
 
3:00 pm – 4:45 pm Tours (separate registration required for tours - see below for registration form)
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Cash Bar (hors d'oeuvres will be served during this time frame until 5:00 pm)
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Business Meeting
5:45 pm – 6:30 pm Dinner
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm WNYLRC Member Awards
7:00 pm – 7:15 pm Closing Remarks/Announcements
 
**A poster session, entitled Architecture and Renovation in Your Library, will be on display throughout this event. If you are interested in submitting a poster, please fill out the form here: https://wnylrc.wufoo.com/forms/s4dells0zgy045/. Submissions are due by August 7th, 2019, in order to be considered.
 
***For anyone with specific dietary needs or restictions, please contact Pat Klaybor directly at (716) 633-0705 ext 100 or pklaybor@wnylrc.org
 
This year's highlights will be various tours within Hotel Henry and the Richardson-Olmsted Complex. Space is limited.
Separate registration is required for these tours: https://wnylrc.wufoo.com/forms/si9k2xa1q8qobr/ 
Directions:
 
There is $3 valet parking for this event. 
 
The main entrance is located at the Corner of Rockwell Road and Cleveland Circle. 
 
ENTER THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS INTO MOBILE DEVICE OR GPS:
 
“Corner of Rockwell Road & Cleveland Circle, Buffalo, NY 14213” 
 
Hotel Henry and 100 Acres have three complimentary private lots for your use on the North / Rockwell Road side of the building. Street parking is also available in marked spaces on Richardson Road when turning off of Rockwell Road towards Hotel Henry.
 
 
 

 

Max Class Size:
90
Copyright Boot Camp for Librarians
Friday, October 25, 2019
Date:
Friday, October 25, 2019
9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Price (Affiliate Member):
$20
Price (Governing):
$20
Price (Non-Member):
$30
Price (Other NY 3Rs Library Member):
$20
Price (Patron Organizational):
$25
Price (Patron Personal Member):
$25
Price (Patron Student):
$20
Price (WNYLRC Staff):
$0

Location:
WNYLRC Training Center

Description:

Join WNYLRC for a copyright session designed to take librarians through the basics all the way to negotiating content licenses!  During this 5-hour workshop, attendees will learn the fundamentals of copyright, explore the copyright laws specifically pertaining to libraries and archives, consider copyright issues related to streaming, digitization, ADA accommodations, and get practical tips for negotiating content licenses. Designed to be accessible and  interactive, this workshop invites you submit your questions in advance, or bring them that day.  Attendees will leave with worksheets and written materials to assist with managing day-to-day copyright concerns at their library.  Presented by Stephanie (Cole) Adams, WNYLRC's "Ask the Lawyer" service attorney. Lunch will be provided.

Agenda:

Copyright Basics and emerging issues 9-10

Copyright Section 108 ("Just for Libraries") 10-10:45

[small break 10:45-11)

Copyright Section 107 (Fair Use) 11-12:15

Lunch break with time for Q&A 12:15-12:45

ADA and other important rights and exceptions: 12:45-1:15

Copyright licensing issues & Contract Negotiations: 1:15-1:45

Wrap-up and Q&A until 2PM

 

CE Workshop:
Yes
CE Hours:
0.5
Workshop Length:
5
Speaker Name:
Stephanie Cole Adams
Speaker Bio:

Stephanie (nickname: Cole) Adams is an attorney advising libraries, creative professionals, civic organizations, and higher education institutions as they build our culture. She first developed a deep connection to libraries working as a page, then clerk, at her hometown library in New Hartford, NY.  For over 10 years, Ms. Adams was the in-house counsel at Niagara University, where she routinely conducted trainings in discrimination and workplace respect.  She is now the owner of her own practice, the Law Office of Stephanie Adams, PLLC, in Buffalo.  Ms. Adams is admitted to practice in both the state and federal courts of New York (and you may be familiar with her work...Cole works staffs the WNYLRC's "Ask the Lawyer" service).

Max Class Size:
35

Intersect 2019: The Global Library - Early Bird Registration

On behalf of the Western New York Library Resources Council, we here at Intersect would like to thank everybody who made Intersect 2018: Where Ideas and People Meet! a success! Now we are ready for round two!

This year, our theme is The Global Library. We have a number of great sessions planned, with topics including international copyright, library jargon, universal design, and extended reality!

The purpose of INTERSECT is to facilitate a culture of co-learning among librarians and other interested professionals in the region by bringing people together to network and share ideas in an interactive, engaging, informal setting where participants determine the content.

Activities, including workshops and tours, will be held after lunch time. 

Early Bird Registration price is $35, so register now! After the early bird period ends, registration will go up to $45. 

A light breakfast, buffet lunch, tour, and snack are included.

Please fill out our form to select your preferred tour/activity and inform us of any dietary restrictions once you've registered: https://wnylrc.wufoo.com/forms/s1sa6n2q0hadllj/

Spaces for each session and lunch activities are limited -- so sign up soon!

If you need disability accommodations, please email Caitlin at ckenney@wnylrc.org.

There is $5/day valet parking only for guests of our Unconference at the Hilton Garden Inn. The valet parking is not included in the price and it is optional.