March 2015 Program: Open Humanities and Digital Scholarship: Access, Innovation, and Support

Open Humanities and Digital Scholarship: Access, Innovation, and Support


When: Thursday, March 19, 2015, 8:30-3:30


Where: Egan Center, Northeastern University (Boston, MA)


This program focused on the challenges of open access in the humanities and the support that librarians can offer. Our keynote speaker, Martin Eve, explored the barriers to achieving open access to humanities research and proposed the Open Library of the Humanities as one solution. From Dan Cohen and Peggy Glahn, we learned about collaborative efforts to make unique cultural materials freely available to the world. In the afternoon, we heard from Paul Fyfe about his digital scholarship projects and the difficulties faced by scholars doing similar work. We ended with Amanda Rust who used her work with Special Collections and Wikipedia as a case study to explore the role librarians can play in expanding access to and encouraging use of open humanities resources.


Program schedule:

8:30-9:00 Registration and continental breakfast

9:00-9:05 Introductions

9:05-10:20  Martin EveOpen Library of Humanities

10:20-11:20  Dan CohenDigital Public Library of America 

11:20-11:30  Break

11:30-12:30  Peggy GlahnReveal Digital

12:30-1:20  Lunch

1:20-2:20  Paul FyfeNorth Carolina State University 

2:20-3:20 Amanda RustDigital Scholarship Group, Northeastern University Libraries

3:20-3:30  Wrap up


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