As the digital library field emerged in the mid- to late-1990s, librarians faced numerous challenges in building the skills necessary to provide digital access to their collections. That changed in the summer of 2000, when Anne R. Kenney and Oya Y. Rieger produced “Moving Theory Into Practice,” a groundbreaking week-long workshop & digitization guide that offered hands-on, immersive training in digitization and preservation.

On August 24 at 1:00 pm ET, Ithaka S+R’s Oya Y. Rieger will join Internet Archive’s Chris Freeland for a discussion about the landmark digitization guide and workshop that sparked a revolution in digital libraries. The discussion will focus on the impacts of hosting the training sessions and their significance within the digital library community and broader library community, reflect on large-scale digitization projects and state-based efforts, and the evolution of digitization training since the original workshop. Learn more about the event and register to attend.