Macfadden Executive Provided Digitization Presentation to the Society for International Development

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Macfadden Senior Program Manager, Dan Pence, led an informative lunch-hour presentation sponsored by The Society for International Development (SID) on March 8, 2011.  A leading industry expert in digital conversion services, Mr. Pence guided participants through the process of preparing for a major digitization project.  With extensive experience managing digital conversion services, including conversion of original source documents for the National Digital Library Program of the Library of Congress, Mr. Pence offered a wide breadth of digital conversion expertise and skills. Participants and collection owners received a wealth of information on the steps required to organize and successfully manage a large-scale digitization project.sid_logo

Topics addressed in the presentation included: getting started; formulating the purpose/objectives of the effort; developing a business case to justify the project; identifying and including stakeholders in the planning process; selecting materials; setting project scope/size boundaries; aligning  the output digital file format to the intended use; and potential project pitfalls.

About SID
The Society for International Development (SID) is a global network of individuals and institutions concerned with development which is participative, pluralistic and sustainable. Founded in Washington, DC in 1957, SID is committed to stimulating dialogue and cooperation on global development issues, enhancing skills, knowledge and understanding among development practitioners, and providing a network for individuals and organizations working in various sectors of international development. Over the years, SID has consistently been at the forefront of shaping the theory and practice of development, challenging existing practices and suggesting alternative approaches.

About Macfadden
Macfadden is a 100 percent employee-owned international, diversified professional services corporation committed to delivering results and exceeding expectations. As an expert provider of document imaging and text conversion services to support web publishing and other business objectives related to the electronic preservation and distribution of documents, Macfadden offers its clients a full suite of document management services.

Macfadden provides integrated information technology solutions and program management support services to federal agencies and commercial clients that impact the health, safety and security of the world around us. The company's core business competencies include international development and humanitarian assistance, compliance and monitoring support, information management, and systems engineering and systems integration.

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