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Meeting News – 3/7/19

Meeting News – 3/7/19

Title: Next meeting, Thursday March 7, 2019 -Speaker Cindy Boeke ( Digital Collections Librarian and Assistant Director of the Norwick Center for Digital Solutions (nCDS))

Location: C. C. Young – The address for C.C. Young is 4847 W. Lawther Dr., Dallas, 75214. The room opens at 5:30, dinner begins at 6, and the program begins at 7 pm, after announcements. 

Topic: “Digital Collections from the SMU Libraries”

Cindy received her Master’s Degree in Library Science from the University of Maryland in 2004. Prior to her career in libraries, she worked for more than a decade as an editor/publisher for Access Intelligence. Cindy will give an illustrated overview of SMU Libraries’ Dallas related digital collections and discuss how the rare and fragile items are digitized, catalogued, made available, and preserved in perpetuity in SMU’s digital archive. SMU holds hundreds of thousands of rare artifacts to the history of Dallas County in special collections libraries, which include the Degolyer Library, Bywaters Special Collections, Bridwell Library, Foscue Map Library, and G. William Jones Film and Video Collection. Many digital collections will be highlighted, with special emphasis given to the George W. Cook Dallas/Texas Image Collection, held by the DeGolyer Library, and the Potter Art Iron Studios Collection, held by the Bywaters Special Collection.