3rd Marina G. Dayrit Lecture Series 2017

The Philippine Association of Academic/Research Librarians, Inc. (PAARL) will be holding its 3rd Marina G. Dayrit Lecture Series 2017 with the theme “Digital Preservation in Libraries” on 30 June 2017, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, at the 5th Floor, Study Area, Rizal Library, Ateneo de Manila University, University Rd., Quezon City, 1108 Metro Manila.

The lecture series, named in honor of our founding president Ms. Marina G. Dayrit, aims to provide a fertile learning environment for new ideas and enlightened discussions among library and information professionals in the country.

Digital resources in libraries, whether digitized or born-digital, are growing at an exponential rate, which raises the concern towards preservation of these resources for future use. Librarians and information professionals are therefore faced with the challenge of developing measures and adopting solutions to address the constant growth of digital information that demands long-term preservation, and of choosing the appropriate technology and storage hardware and media to use to ensure persistent preservation and access to these digital entities.

This lecture aims to educate and familiarize librarians and information professionals with the concept of digitization and digital preservation and help them develop a persistent and sound digital preservation program. Specifically, it intends to help librarians and information professionals:

  • Identify and understand the necessary hardware, software, and the core skills and expertise needed in implementing an in-house digitization program;
  • Learn the issues and challenges in implementing digitization and digital preservation programs;
  • Learn from best practices of other libraries with previous or existing digitization and/or digital preservation programs/projects; and
  • Choose the best technology, solution, and approach to adopt for their libraries’ digitization and long-term digital preservation program.

Registration starts at 8:00 am. Members will be assessed a registration fee of Php300 and Php350 for non-members. Students may avail of a discounted rate of Php200.

Pre-registration is required to help facilitate arrangements with the venue. Online registration form is available at https://tinyurl.com/PAARL3rdMGDLS.

Thank you and we look forward to your participation in this activity.