An Update on Google Digitization at the University of Michigan (Actually, a 50 slide kitchen sink and everything in it)

Fri, 23 Feb 2007 10:30:00 -0400


Video Description:
John Wilkin, Associate University Librarian, Library Information Technology and Technical and Access Services, University of Michigan, is affiliated with the Google Print Library effort to digitize and index millions of books from the world’s foremost libraries, changing not only the way that library resources are delivered but also the relationship of digital technologies and culture. Prior to the Google project, Wilkin served as the Head of the Digital Library Production Service at Michigan (DLPS). One of the units of DLPS, the Humanities Text Initiative, is responsible for SGML document creation and online systems that Wilkin founded in 1994. Before that, he worked at the University of Virginia as Systems Librarian for Information Services, where he shaped the Library's plan for establishing a group of electronic centers, led and provided technical support for those centers, and consulted for the University's Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities (IATH) on textual issues.