For our February Meetup we have a couple of great presentations.
Stephen Wesson, an Educational Resource Specialist at the Library of Congress, will talk about the millions of digitized artifacts on the LC Web site and how K-12 teachers can use them to build their students' critical thinking skills.
Wanda C Davila-Barreto, a Fellow working as a Digital Librarian and Archivist at the Office of Surveillance and Biometrics, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, U.S. Food and Drug Administration will talk about DSpace as an Open Source Alternative to Repository Building in Government. A brief description of her talk:
Building digital repositories can be costly, but there is growing awareness of open source software options that can help mitigate some of the cost. This presentation discusses how open source tools can be used in government information technology projects along with library practices. The Signal Management Research Tool (SMaRT) pilot project in FDA/CDRH will be used as an example of a successful government information technology project that employed the use of DSpace to build its research and discovery tool.
Digital Cultural Heritage DC meets on the third Thursday of every month. If you're interested in acquiring, preserving, stewarding, providing access to, exhibiting and interpreting digital cultural heritage, join us to meet like minded folks, hear what people are doing in this space, and learn about some awesome projects and technologies in the field. For updates, join our meetup group here.
Please note that Stetson's is a bar, and 21 and over.