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News and Events

For events and news about particular projects, go to our projects page.

January, 2007:

Tim Cole named Interim Head of Digital Services and Development.

January, 2003:

The Digital Services and Development Unit recently received a donation of two T221 high-resolution monitors and workstations from IBM, which will be used to showcase the German Emblem Book project, Digital Emblematica. (Further information).

Nov. 8, 2002:

Presentation at the Illinois School Library Media Association Annual Conference on the "Teaching with Digital Content" project.

September 24, 2002:

The Illinois Digitization Institute is awarded a $241,348 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for a two-year project, "Basics and Beyond", which will set up digitization training programs throughout Illinois.

The Open Archives Initiative project was also awarded a grant of $499,440 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. In this three-year project, we will create a collection-level registry of digital collections created with IMLS funding from 1998 to 2005 and will research, design and implement a prototype item-level metadata repository service based on the Open Archives Initiative Metadata Harvesting Protocol.

September 11, 2002:

Remembering September 11...

Sep. 9-13, 2002:

Society for Emblem Studies, Sixth International Emblem Conference, Spain. DSD presentation - "The Two Faces of Digital Emblematica".

August 15, 2002:

Teaching with Digital Content Workshop 4: "The Art of Seeing", Lakeview Museum of Science & Arts, Peoria.

June 25, 2002:

Presentation to the IMLS Board, Washington, DC

June 21, 2002:

Presentation at the "Doing History" workshop at Illinois State University.

June 12-16, 2002:

Presentation at the American Library Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

May 12-16, 2002:

Panel presentation at the American Association of Museums Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX.

April 17-20, 2002:

Presentation at the Museums and the Web 2002 Conference, Boston, MA.

April 12, 2002:

Electronic Poster Presentation, TeachIT Conference, Grainger Engineering Library.

March 20-22, 2002:

Presentation at the IMLS Web-Wise Conference, Washington, D.C.

March 1, 2002:

Meeting at Chicago Public Library - "Teaching with Digital Content--Collaborations with Cultural Institutions".

January 21, 2002:

Teaching with Digital Content Workshop 3: "Objects of Learning."

September 15-17, 1999:

Rethinking Cultural Publications: Digital, Multimedia and Other 21st Century Strategies. National Museum of American History, Washington, DC.

July 17, 1997:

Library Imaging Forum. Grainger Engineering Library, 2nd floor commons, 2-4 PM.

April 21, 1997:

Christie Stephenson Talk, Licensing as an Alternative to Fair Use: The Museum Educational Site Licensing Experience.

March 12-14, 1997:

Cyberfest Demonstrations in Grainger Library.

February 10, 1997:

Howard Besser Talk, Distance Learning in the Humanities & Social Sciences: Doing it, Supporting it, and Looking at its Impact.