Welcome to Chestire, VT — Day one of the Readex Digital Institute

By reeset / On / In Readex 2006

Ok — so its been a few days since I have last posted on my weblog.  Well, I’ve been traveling.  I actually spent the last week in Vermont at the Readex digital institute.  Using Microsoft’s live writer, I’d been blogging the conference but have waited to upload everything till I returned.  So, the posts will be a few days old but are as written a few days ago.

Oh, and before I start, what is the Readex digital institute.  Here’s the welcome message from the conference notes:

NewsBank/Readex is pleased to sponsor the Fourth Annual Readex Digital Institute in Chester, Vermont, held from Wed. Oct. 4th through Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006.  The institute is an educational platform for exploring the many challenges and opportunities facing those responsible for preserving the nation’s heritage and making it available through an evolving world of digital collections.  Topics will range from strategic issues and long-term visions to operational constraints and lessons learned…

So I’ve attached the attendees list for those interested and a quick webcam video of the group.  I’ll post periodically as We go through the day.

  • Everyone at the table (wmv)
  • Attendees list (xls)

I’m going to check with the folks from Readex, but so long as they don’t care, I’ll try to post scans of the individual presentations (no one seemed to mind — so I’ll post a few of them) sometime after the conference (unless they plan to do this themselves, then I’ll post links).