[Libs-Or] Nevada State Library and Archives Awards Statewide Digitial Initiative Project to BCR

Brandie Baumann bbaumann at BCR.ORG
Thu Sep 18 09:12:31 PDT 2008



For Immediate Release: Contact Brandie Baumann, 303.751.6277 ext 110,
bcrpress at bcr.org


AURORA, Colo. - BCR and the Nevada State Library and Archives are
pleased to announce a partnership to develop a five-year digital action
plan to guide the development of Nevada's statewide digital collections.


Daphne DeLeon, Nevada state librarian noted, "The partnership between
BCR Digital & Preservation Services (DPS), the Nevada State Library and
Archives (NSLA) and the Statewide Digital Advisory Committee (SDAC) will
help us meet one of the goals in NSLA's LSTA Five-year Plan. Together we
will be working with representatives from libraries and other cultural
heritage organizations allowing us to move forward on '...sharing
responsibility to preserve, protect and make the state's unique heritage


"BCR is pleased to be involved in this important project that will set
the direction of digital initiatives in Nevada for the next five years,"
commented Brenda Bailey-Hainer, BCR president and CEO. BCR team members
have extensive experience in building statewide digital collaboratives,
including the Collaborative Digitization Program, now BCR's CDP, which
originated in Colorado and now provides access to collections in 11


"The ultimate goal is to make original materials, including writings and
artifacts, currently spread far and wide throughout the libraries,
archives, museums and university collections of Nevada, available in a
virtual environment for everyone from K-12 student to scholars and
researchers to discover," stated Karen Starr, NSLA Assistant


The project runs through June 2009, and includes activities designed to
define the priorities and tactical strategies to be used to implement
the five-year plan. Participant groups will be comprised of primary
stakeholders, including the libraries, cultural heritage institutions,
state and local governments, tribes and other content owners, as well as
users of the collections.  


About BCR

BCR brings libraries together for greater success by expanding their
knowledge, reach and power. They offer a broad range of solutions and
their hands-on, personal attention to each member enables them to
deliver effective and timely solutions that help libraries keep pace
with new developments in technology and services. BCR is the nation's
oldest and most established multistate library cooperative. Since 1935,
the BCR team has helped libraries learn new skills, reach patrons,
increase productivity and save money. BCR (Bibliographical Center for
Research) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit headquartered in Aurora, Colorado. For
more information, visit www.BCR.org <http://www.bcr.org/>  or e-mail
info at BCR.org.


About Nevada State Library and Archives

The Nevada State Library and Archives is a division of the Nevada
Department of Cultural Affairs. The Department serves Nevada's citizens
and visitors through preservation and promotion of cultural resources,
cultural and information management, and education. The Department also
includes the Division of Museums and History, State Historic
Preservation Office, Nevada Arts Council, Comstock Historic District
Commission, and the Commission for Cultural Affairs. For more
information, please contact Teresa Moiola at (775) 687-8323 or visit the
department's website at NevadaCulture.org.




Brandie Baumann
Communications Coordinator


14394 E. Evans Ave.
Aurora, CO 80014-1408
p: 303.751.6277 x110
f:  303.751.9787
e: bbaumann at bcr.org <mailto:bbaumann at bcr.org> 
www.BCR.org <http://www.BCR.org> 



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