[Humanist] 27.587 events: workshop on collections

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Dec 3 07:51:06 CET 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 587.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2013 18:57:25 +0000
        From: "Senseney, Megan Finn" <mfsense2 at illinois.edu>
        Subject: Digital Collections Contexts Workshop at iConference 2014

Digital Collection Contexts:

Intellectual and Organizational Functions at Scale

Full-day workshop at iConference

Berlin, Germany

March 4, 2014

Registration is now open for a full-day workshop that examines conceptual and practical aspects of collections and the context they provide in the digital environment, especially in large-scale cultural heritage aggregations. Collections will be considered in relation to the information needs of scholars, roles of cultural institutions, and international interoperability. The workshop aims to:

  *   Broaden the conversation across an international community
  *   Further the research and development agenda for digital aggregations
  *   Relate conceptual advances to implementation goals
  *   Identify realistic approaches for collection representation, contextualization, and interoperability at scale

Sessions will be led by European and North American experts from iSchools and projects developing large-scale digital cultural heritage collections.

  *   Morning session: Conceptual Foundations of Digital Collections
     *   Carole L. Palmer & Karen Wickett (CIRSS, University of Illinois)
     *   Hur-li Lee (School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
     *   Martin Doerr (Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas)
     *   Carlo Meghini (Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell’Informazione, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche).
  *   Afternoon session: Practical Implications for Digital Collections
     *   Antoine Isaac (Europeana Foundation)
     *   Emily Gore and Amy Rudersdorf (Digital Public Library of America)
     *   Sheila Anderson (Centre for e-Research, King’s College London)
     *   Shenghui Wang (OCLC Research)
     *   Mark Stevenson and Paul Clough (Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield)

For a complete program and additional information about the workshop, please visit http://bit.ly/collectionsworkshop2014.

Early bird registration deadline is Sunday, December 15, 2013.  Workshops are included in the cost of conference registration. For more details, please see http://ischools.org/the-iconference/registration/.


Megan Finn Senseney
Project Coordinator, Research Services
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
501 East Daniel Street
Champaign, Illinois 61820
Phone: (217) 244-5574
Email: mfsense2 at illinois.edu

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