[mla-nynj] code4libNYC Program: Project Management for Digital Libraries

Paul Albert paa2013 at med.cornell.edu
Fri Mar 12 15:34:22 UTC 2010

Title: Project Management for Digital Library Services
Date: Tuesday, March, 16
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Location: METRO Offices: 57th E. 11th St, New York, NY  (4th Floor)

The code4libNYC SIG is pleased to welcome Eric Stedfeld and Jennifer  
Vinopal from NYU Libraries who will be presenting a program on project  
management for libraries on March 16th, 2010.

Program Description: Practicing active project and portfolio  
management in creating products and services promises great rewards in  
improved communication, efficiency and productivity. The promised  
rewards can prove elusive, however, as attempts to standardize best  
practices across a department or institution can be stymied by  
resistance to
change, differing needs, uneven experience, and a multitude of  
confusing tool choices. Attempting such an implementation can be  
daunting as it becomes difficult to know even where to begin.

Eric Stedfeld and Jennifer Vinopal will share some of their  
experiences with project and portfolio management as it has been  
applied at New York University, especially in the digital library area  
of NYU Libraries. Eric will present a brief framework that puts  
general project management principles in context. He will then provide
background on some project management initiatives in NYU's information  
technologies and digital library environments. Jennifer will bring
things up to date with the digital library group's current evolving  
practice, extending to portfolio management across projects and

Plenty of time will be provided for questions and discussion. Please  
RSVP to either Kevin Reiss (kevin.reiss at gmail.com) or Joanna  
DiPasquale (jd2481 at columbia.edu) if you are planning to attend. There  
is no charge for this program.

Speaker Biographies:
Eric Stedfeld is a project manager and systems analyst with New York  
University's Digital Library Technology Services group. He joined the  
DLTS in 1998, one year after the department was formed. His primary  
focus is metadata, workflow and business processes, policy and  
standards development, and documentation. Previous work includes  
interface design and interactive multimedia. Eric holds a masters  
degree in Computer Science from New York University, and is a  
Certified Associate in Project Management with the Project Management  

Jennifer Vinopal is New York University’s Librarian for Digital  
Scholarship Initiatives. She has a variety of roles at NYU including:  
project manager and project portfolio manager for NYU’s Digital  
Library Technology Services; Co-Head of the Digital Studio, NYU’s  
gateway to digital services supporting scholarship and teaching; and  
subject specialist for French and Italian language and literature. Her  
background is in humanities scholarship, library collection  
development, and public service. She is primarily interested in
creating person to person services (on-site, remote, virtual, etc.) to  
encourage and support scholars’ use of technology for research,
teaching, and learning. She has an MLS from Rutgers University and an  
M.Phil. in French Literature from New York University.

For more information on code4libNYC please check our SIG wike at http://metro.org/collaborate/index.php/Code4libNYC 

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