Conference: DIGITAL DIRECTIONS: Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections

August 19-20, 2019
Overland Park, Kansas (Kansas City Metro Area)

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE: Are you ready to take on a digital preservation project or program, but have been unsure of how to begin? Or have you already begun an initiative and you want to confirm that you are on the right track? The Digital Directions conference delivers a comprehensive introduction to digitization and digital preservation during two days of in-person, focused instruction. Learn the fundamentals and return home ARMED WITH KNOWLEDGE.

Now in its 12th year, Digital Directions provides instruction on good practices and practical strategies for the creation, curation, and use of digital collections. Meet colleagues from institutions large and small who share similar challenges, and interact one-on-one with the faculty of national experts.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? The Digital Directions conference is geared toward professionals working with digital collections at archives, libraries, museums, historical organizations, government agencies, corporate archives, and other organizations that steward digital collections. Students are also welcome, and a discounted registration rate is available.

REGISTER NOW and SAVE with the Early-bird Discount!


  • This conference will directly benefit our collections and institution, since we will be writing and updating our policies and plans relating to our digital collections after the conference.
  • Although I had a patchwork knowledge of digital collections management from several years of self-directed study, the Digital Directions conference provided me with the solid foundation I need to move forward and build a truly comprehensive program.
  • Attending this conference will help me improve the metadata that will be used for the library’s web archive collection. Also, it will help me decide what items the library may want to digitize and in what order. Finally, it has provided me sources to seek out for help with digitizing parts of the collection.