Recap: 2014 Contributing Partner Conference

By Kathy Amoroso, Director of Digital Engagement

On May 22, 2014, the Maine Historical Society’s division of Digital Engagement hosted a conference for Maine Memory Network contributing partners and those interested in participating in MMN. Twenty-six enthusiastic attendees heard from speakers including Tom Rieger, Director of Image Services at Northeast Document Conservation Center who talked about innovative audio digitizing and best practices for audio archives, and Charlie Bacall, partner at Verrill Dana who discussed copyright issues relating to publishing in books and online.

Several MMN contributors spoke about their community or society’s projects during the lunchtime “lightning talks,” giving all a flavor of the work that is being done around the state. Breakout sessions on digital photography and how to maintain an organizational website within the MMN site were offered as “how to” workshops. During the day, the MMN team was able to hear and capture valuable information from small focus groups about the MMN program and site; all reviews were very positive.

The day wrapped up with complimentary tours of the library and the Longfellow House. MHS hopes to put events like this on the calendar bi-annually.

Please enjoy this slideshow of images from the day, taken by Dani Fazio of MHS, and Nick Waugh of the Western Foothills RSU 10 Contributing Partner team.

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