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First Tuesdays was designed as a continuing-education opportunity for staff of libraries in Washington State. This free web presentation allows attendees to share their skills and successes and learn about new topics. The special-subject presentations, lasting about 60 minutes, are recorded so that others may listen at their own convenience. Past webinars are available on the WSL Niche Academy 

Next Session

October 4, 2022

Introducing the Palace Project  


Thanks to funding from the Knight Foundation in 2021, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and LYRASIS have teamed up to develop and implement the Palace Project with the goal of “supporting public libraries in their mission to provide equitable access to digital content, while restoring the direct relationship between library and patron.” This session will describe the Palace Project in detail as well as the Washington State Library’s involvement and strategic objectives around the project.


Mike Buschman is the Library Development Manager for the Washington State Library. More than 20 years ago, as the Collections Manager for the Microsoft Library, Mike led the adoption and usage of ebooks within Microsoft, and Microsoft became Overdrive’s first corporate customer. Later Mike was a program manager for the Microsoft Book Search product and managed the effort to mass-digitize books in libraries including the University of California, the University of Toronto, and the British Library, as well as book digitization for commercial publishers. Mike was the original product manager of ProQuest’s Summon Discovery Service before co-founding Plum Analytics, a company that measures the impact and reach of scholarly research, which is now part of Elsevier.

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When: Oct 4, 2022 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 
Topic: First Tuesdays: Introducing the Palace Project

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Tami Masenhimer, Training Coordinator
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Funded in part by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).