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:
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.
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.
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
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).
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.
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!