Session Proposal: CONTENTdm Love/Hate Fest

It’s everywhere. Every library or museum of a certain size seems to have digital collections in it. You can’t escape it.¬†It’s CONTENTdm!

But is that a bad thing?

In this session, I’d like to talk/share/commiserate¬†with other CONTENTdm users on some of the challenges and opportunities offered by the new version, particularly in regards to digital humanities projects and supporting those who are doing them. I’m still a relative newcomer to the software, and I’m excited by some of the things I see other users doing with it, but I’m frustrated, too, by some of my day-to-day problems with it. I imagine others feel the same.

I’m also intrigued by the software’s roots at the University of Washington circa 1999 and how it became the proprietary commercial juggernaut that it is today. I wonder what will become of tools like Omeka, DSpace, Fedora, and others that some of us depend on today in fourteen years’ time.

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About Gena Chattin

Gena is the Digital Initiatives Librarian at the University of New Orleans. She previously completed an M.A. in French at the University of Maryland, an M.S. in Library Science at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and did undergraduate work in English and French at the University of Kentucky. As a librarian and archivist, she is passionate about the preservation and dissemination of information to researchers worldwide, and she is excited about the possibilities created by technologies in the humanities.

One Response to Session Proposal: CONTENTdm Love/Hate Fest

  1. As a CONTENTdm voyeur, I’d be interested in learning about the problems and advances users are experiencing with the new version.

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