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2017 Midlands / Northern Conference: Mass Digitization of Books and the Potential for Universal Access presented by Mike Furlough

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 1:13pm

When: June 6, 2017 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

On June 6-8, 2017, the Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled hosted the 2017 Midlands/Northern Conference, hosting representatives from Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in Ann Arbor. The conference focused on the future direction of library services for the blind & physically disabled and preparation for the changes ahead.

Michael Furlough, Executive Director of HathiTrust, delivers a talk on the current state of digitization projects for libraries. Massive-scale digitization of books and ambitious cooperative library projects have begun to transform access for users who are print disabled. Much remains to be done, however. Looking back to the start of mass digitization, Mike Furlough will offer a short history of the HathiTrust digital library, its services for users with print disabilities, its legal battles, and prospects for future services.

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June 6, 2017 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Length: 00:45:26

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2017 LBPH Midlands/Northern Conference