ACRL/DVC: Doing Digital Scholarship

  • November 06, 2014
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts, 6th Floor, 3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA


  • An ACRL/DVC membership is included in the non-member registration fee. Please indicate on the next page whether you would like this added benefit at no additional charge.

Please register by November 1st.
Recent changes in digital technology have radically transformed the landscape of communication and information. Scholars, researchers, professors and students examine and interrogate the world around them through research within or across disciplines, draw on a variety of texts – often multimodal ones – and use the methods of their discipline to create new knowledge. 

Just as the Internet and social networking have transformed communication in our everyday lives, so are they are beginning to expand and transform disciplinary and cross-disciplinary methods of research and scholarship. Large data sets, mapping, data visualization, encoding, analysis, and recontextualizion online are all emerging scholarly trends. In addition to addressing new questions or new methods, products of digital scholarship often include new pathways for access, and engage new audiences. 

Please join us at University of Pennsylvania's state of the art Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts--a vibrant space designed to bring together people, technology, and unique content. Learn about current work in digital scholarship and participate in activities and discussions that will advance your understanding.


9:00 – 9:45 Registration and refreshments

9:45 Welcome

10:00 – 10:45 Keynote: Dot Porter, Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies (SIMS), University of Pennsylvania: 

  • "Libraries Supporting Digital Scholarship: Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies as an Object Lesson?"
10:45-11:00 Break

11:00 – 12:30 Digital Scholarship Panel

  • Laurie Allen, Coordinator of Digital Scholarship and Research Services, Haverford College
  • Monica Mercado, Director of The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women's Education at Bryn Mawr College
  • Nabil Kashyup, Librarian for Digital Initiatives, Swarthmore College
  • Matt Shoemaker, Coordinator of Digital Scholarship Service Development, Temple University
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch

1:30 – 3:00 Doing Digital Scholarship: An afternoon of discussion and Hands-on activity with digital scholarship librarians in the know! TEI, GIS, Digital Projects, Project Management and more!
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