RLG Programs 2008 Annual Partners Meeting Agenda

June 2-4, 2008

Day 3
Wednesday, June 4
Digitization and the Humanities: Impact on Libraries and Special Collections Symposium
Venue: Chemical Heritage Foundation, Ullyot Meeting Hall

An overview and interpretation of perspectives provided at this symposium are available in the following report:

Time Event
8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast


Welcome and Opening Remarks (.mp3: 19.77 MB/57 min.)
Merrilee Proffitt and Jennier Schaffner, RLG Programs
Presentation: On the Road...(or, Where in the Heck is Tony Grafton When You Need Him?) (.pdf: 1,021K/11 pp.)

9:45 Scholars Perspectives: Impact of Digitized Collections on Learning and Teaching (.mp3: 21.39 MB/1 hr. 2 min.)
David Harrington Watt
Director of General Education Program
Associate Professor of History
Temple University
Paper: How has the Availability of Digitized Primary Source Materials Changed the way Teachers Teach and Students Learn? (.pdf: 559K/12 pp.)

Zachary Lesser
Assistant Professor
Department of English
University of Pennsylvania
Presentation: Primary Sources, Digital Facsimilies and Analytic Databases (.pdf: 38K/7 pp.)
11:00 Break

Scholars Perspectives: Impact of Digitized Collections on Research (.mp3: 21.28 MB/1 hr. 1 min.)
Anke Timmermann
Chemical Heritage Foundation
Presentation: What do they Think they're Doing? History, Alchemy and the Digitization of Manuscripts (.pdf: 472K/10 pp.)

Douglas S. Reed
Associate Professor
Department of Government
Georgetown University
Presentation: Of Locker Rooms and Silos: What if We Had Digital Archives in Places No One Expects Them? (.pdf: 1MB/20 pp.)

12:30 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
2:30 Librarian Perspective: Impact on Collections (.mp3: 28.18MB/1 hr. 22 min.)
Paul N. Courant
University Librarian and Dean of Libraries
University of Michigan

Robin Adams
Librarian and College Archivist
Trinity College Dublin
Presentation: Impact of Digitization on Libraries and Special Collections (.pdf: 1.95MB/20 pp.)
3:30–4:00 Wrap Up / Future Directions

We are a worldwide library cooperative, owned, governed and sustained by members since 1967. Our public purpose is a statement of commitment to each other—that we will work together to improve access to the information held in libraries around the globe, and find ways to reduce costs for libraries through collaboration.