Digitization and the Humanities: an RLG Programs Symposium

April 17th, 2008 by Chuck Jones

Is anyone here attending this?

As primary source materials move online, in both licensed and freely available form, what will be the impact on scholarship? On teaching and learning practice? On the collecting practices of research libraries? These are questions we are hoping to explore in the third day of our annual meeting (June 4th). This symposium, which we’re calling “Digitization and the Humanities: Impact on Libraries and Special Collections,” will feature perspectives from scholars on how digital collections are impacting both their research and teaching practice. We’ll also have perspectives from university librarians (Paul Courant, University of Michigan and Robin Adams, Trinity College Dublin) on the potential impact on library collecting practices.

The symposium will be held at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, and on Tuesday evening (June 3rd), the Philadelphia Museum of Art will host a reception for attendees. It should be a great event and a thought provoking conversation, and we hope you will join us. RLG Partners may register online.

2 Responses to “Digitization and the Humanities: an RLG Programs Symposium”

  1. Dot Porter Says:

    I’d really like to go, but Kentucky isn’t an RLG partner institution. Does anyone know if it’s possible to go if you aren’t representing a partner? Otherwise, is there someone out there who is going and would be willing to report on this?

  2. Merrilee Proffitt Says:

    Hello, I am one of the organizers for this. I’m sorry, but it’s not possible for non RLG Program Partners to go. Following the event, we will have MP3 recordings of the talks. We usually follow an event like this with a report as well. These will be available to anyone.

    This is going to be a great event, and we have a lot of interest. So we’ll work extra hard at disseminating findings and outcomes!

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