The fifth annual Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
Web-Wise Conference will be held March 3-5, 2004 in Chicago, IL.
This year the conference will be co-hosted by the University
of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and will be held at the Hotel
InterContinental on North Michigan Avenue, in Chicago, IL. The
theme of this year's conference is "Sharing
IMLS has been funding digitization projects since 1998. Sessions
will highlight outstanding digital projects that are pushing the
boundaries of digitization projects, as well as national leaders
exploring key infrastructure issues that are currently being explored
by projects. Demonstrations during the long 45-minute breaks between
plenary sessions will give participants an opportunity to see
Web sites of successful online projects and talk with project
staff. One set of demos will focus on implementations of the Open
Registration for Web-Wise 2004 is limited in order to facilitate
discussion and networking among participants. There is no registration
fee; however, participants will be responsible for their own travel
and lodging expenses. The Hotel InterContinental Chicago is centrally
located in Chicago's North Loop area, with easy access to museums,
restaurants, and nightlife.
Continental breakfasts will be provided March 4 and 5, and lunch
will be provided on March 4. An opening reception will be held
at The Field Museum on the evening of March 3, 2004. IMLS National
Leadership Grant recipients are encouraged to attend the Web-Wise
conference. Grantees may charge travel expenses to their grants
if sufficient travel funds are available.
The 2004 Web-Wise conference is co-sponsored by the Institute
of Museum and Library Services, the UIC
and a group of local Chicago cultural institutions including The
Chicago Botanic Garden, The
Chicago Multi-type Library System, and The
Field Museum of Natural History.
Web-Wise 2004 Pre-Conference:
This year two half-day pre-conferences on the Open Archives Initiative
will be held. Each is a half-day on March 3.
The morning session will feature Tim Cole and Sarah Shreeves, both from University of Illinois
at Urbana Champaign, discussing the OAI harvesting project methodology.
In the afternoon session Priscilla Caplan, Florida Center
for Library Automation, and Robin Dale, RLG, will discuss issues related to
Registration for the pre-conferences is free but required. Register
for either one or both of the pre-conferences by clicking the
"Registration" link on the top left side of this page.
Breakfast and lunch will also be provided for all participants
in the full pre-conference day, March 3; breakfast will be provided
for those participating only in the morning session and lunch
will be provided to those participating only in the afternoon