The 2018 Virtual Symposium on Information & Technology in the Arts and Humanities will take place on April 10, 2018 from 12:00pm-5:00pm EST.
The theme for this year’s Virtual Symposium is “Users of Arts & Humanities Digital Collections.” Digital libraries and archives enable Internet users to access entire worlds of information at their fingertips. Who are these users? What meaning do they take away from digital collections? What do they do with digital collection content? What are the different investigative tools that information scholars can use to answer these questions?
The symposium will feature five presentations:
- “The Media Ecology Project,” Mark J. Williams (Dartmouth University)
- “A User-Centered Approach for Museum Online Collections,” Elena Villaespesa (Pratt Institute & The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
- “Beyond Clicks, Likes, and Downloads: Identifying Meaningful Impacts for Digitized Ethnographic Archives,” Ricardo L. Punzalan (University of Maryland, College Park)
- “How Do Wikipedians Use Digital Cultural Heritage? A Case Study from Louisiana,” Elizabeth Joan Kelly (Loyola University New Orleans)
- “Reverse Image Lookup: Assessing Digital Library Users and Reuses,” Michele Reilly, (University of Arkansas) & Santi Thompson (University of Houston)
Attendees are encouraged to RSVP in order to receive more information.