NFAIS Humanities Roundtable V
Monday, October 16, 2006
New York, NY
For Creators and Disseminators of Content across the humanities (history, art, music, literature, theology, etc.):
Research practices and requirements in the humanities differ dramatically from those in the sciences. As a result, the types of tools that are needed by humanists also differ. It is because of the differences that the transition from print to fully digital information resources and tools in the humanities follows a different developmental course from that seen in the sciences. The fifth NFAIS Humanities Roundtable will focus on that transition, featuring new approaches to developing digital resources as well as the more traditional support of book and journal indexing services
Jointly supported by the RILM Abstracts of Music Literature and The J. Paul Getty Trust, the event will highlight some of the new and current initiatives that illustrate the future needs of humanities scholars in the digital environment. Attendees will hear from the scholars themselves who are creating new information tools that will foster environments required for in-depth scholarship and research. In addition, the program will address the practical realities of transitioning between the present and the future, such as the legalities of re-use of digital content that is readily available on the Web, new and traditional approaches to indexing, the most effective methods for making content discoverable and accessible to the user (including usability testing), and the development of linking and other business agreements that will enhance the value and increase the accessibility of content.
The program will feature speakers from prominent humanities-oriented information providers, academic institutions, and other prominent information industry players, including The Institute for the Future of the Book, the Getty Research Institute, Project Muse, the University of Pennsylvania, Thomson Scientific, the Copyright Clearance center and others. The preliminary program, directions to the meeting facility, and registration information are now available on the NFAIS Web site at: http://www.nfais.org/events/event_details.cfm?id=37
Register soon, as seating is limited. Registration for this one-day session, including lunch, is only $75 thanks to the generosity of the meeting supporters. For more information contact: Jill O’Neill, NFAIS Director, Communication and Planning, 215-893-1561 (phone); 215-893-1564 (fax); mailto: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
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