[Humanist] 28.809 events: book of the future

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Fri Mar 13 07:21:04 CET 2015

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 809.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2015 10:46:16 +0000
        From: "Bradley, John" <john.bradley at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: KCL/DDH Seminar: Tuesday, 17 March, 6.15 ATM: Simon Tanner: Communities of Practice: The Academic Book of the Future

The Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London, invites all to its next public seminar:

Tuesday 17th March, 6.15 pm (see details below)

We'd be pleased if you could join us.                    ... John Bradley and Gabriel Bodard

When: 17th March (Tuesday): 18:15 start
Where: Anatomy Museum, Strand Building 6th Floor
King's College London, Strand London WC2R 2LS

Communities of Practice: The Academic Book of the Future
Simon Tanner (Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London

Simon Tanner will introduce the work of "The Academic Book of the Future" project and ask the question "what do scholars want" from the academic book. This is a two year long project funded by AHRC in partnership with The British Library. The project is a collaboration led by UCL,  with King's and the Research Information Network (RIN).  In this post-Crossick report period, the project is bringing together a wide Community Coalition and seeking to allow the scholars voice to be heard to define the shape and future of the academic book. There is an extensive research agenda and also a series of community actions including the Academic Book Week in November 2015. In this seminar Simon will explain the research plans for the coming year, highlighting some of the key issues and will be inviting comments and engagement from the floor as part of that planning.

About Simon:
Simon Tanner is Director of Digital Consulting at King's College London, and Senior Tutor of the Department of Digital Humanities. He works with major cultural institutions across the world to assist them to transform their collections and online presence. His personal research interests encompass digitisation, imaging,  measuring impact and assessing value in the digital domain. He co-authored Digital Futures: Strategies for the Information Age with Marilyn Deegan and in 2011 wrote Inspiring Research, Inspiring Scholarship: the value and benefits of digitised resources for learning, teaching and enjoyment. In 2012, Simon published the Balanced Value Impact Model. He tweets as @SimonTanner and blogs at http://simon-tanner.blogspot.co.uk/.

John Bradley
Senior Lecturer
Department of the Digital Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
King's College London
+44 (0)20 7848 2680

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