3rd Marina G. Dayrit Lecture Series 2017: Digital Preservation in Libraries

The Philippine Association of Academic/Research Librarians, Inc. (PAARL) held its 3rd Marina G. Dayrit Lecture Series 2017 (MGDLS) at the Rizal Library, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City last June 30, 2017 at exactly 8:00 a.m.

This lecture series aimed to educate librarians and other information professionals on the new and advanced approaches in the field of LIS, specifically on digital preservation and conversion.

Two papers were presented during the lecture. The first paper was entitled: “Preserving Institutional Thought Leadership through Digitization”. This was presented by Mr. Fernan R. Dizon, Ph.D., Associate Director of the Knowledge Resource Center, Asian Institute of Management (AIM).  Dr. Dizon talked about the experiences of his institution in digitizing permanent records like office records, theses, books, etc. He gave some points to consider in digitization like standards, logistical requirements, etc.

The second paper entitled: “Microfilming and Digital Conversion: Reformatting for Long-Term Preservation and Access” was presented by Mr. Jose Patricio B. Lagumen. He is the Head of Photoduplication Section of the Rizal Library, Ateneo de Manila University. Mr. Lagumen discussed the process and the rationale for microfilming and its digital conversion.

The paper presentations were followed by an open forum. The forum ended with the closing remarks by Chito N. Angeles, PAARL Vice-President and Conference Chair.

The said lectures have definitely enlightened and enriched the minds of the librarians and information professionals who attended the said event.