Digital Humanities: Libraries and Repositories

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UB is holding a special event that could benefit from the attendance of a few library students. It looks like it’s going to be informative and useful (networking, anyone?). Read on!

Digital Humanities: Libraries and Repositories
12:00 – 2:30 PM, March 26, 2010 (Friday)
Special Collections Reading Room, 4th Floor Capen Hall
Free of charge; but registration is required (see below).
Sign in and light lunch 12 P.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Digital repositories – institutional (IR) or disciplinary – can provide
free and immediate access to scholarly work. UB has a new institutional repository, designed and organized by the University Libraries and now hosted by Computing and Information Technology (CIT). What should we put in it?

How can our repository support and encourage UB digital humanities
initiatives? What have other institutions learned that we can use? What concerns do scholars have about depositing their research and scholarly work in an institutional repository? What is the proper relationship between an institutional repository and disciplinary repositories? What roles should libraries and librarians play in these efforts and intersections?

Three prominent librarians will discuss these questions and answer “your” questions. Panelists are: Marilyn S. Billings, Scholarly Communication and Special Initiatives Librarian at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst; Chad Curtis, Librarian for Literary Studies and Digital Scholarship in the Humanities at New York University; and Shawn Martin, Scholarly Communication Librarian at the University of Pennsylvania.

Although free of charge, registration is required.
Please register at:
Registration ends Friday, March 19!


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