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