Dynamics of Digital Collections

deadline for submissions: 
November 15, 2016
full name / name of organization: 
Bibliography Among the Disciplines Conference
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CFP for short presentations on the "Dynamics of Digital Collections"

Session Organizer: Paul Fyfe (North Carolina State University)

Moderator: Elaine Treharne (Roberta Bowman Denning Professor of Humanities; Director, Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis, Stanford University)

Saturday, 14 October 2017, 10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Bibliography Among the Disciplines Conference  |  12–15 October 2017, Philadelphia, PA

This session of short presentations aims to identify and share innovative approaches to digital collections of cultural heritage materials. In the simplest terms, what can digital collections do? How are digital collections or smaller projects adapting to handle different kinds of materials, bibliographic features, objects, images, or other modalities? In what ways are people using digital collections beyond the expectations of their makers? What can digital collections do better? How might they facilitate a broadening of the reach of bibliography or its connections across the disciplines? How are digital collections being used to engage new audiences and publics? During this conference session, six participants will give 10-minute presentations, followed by a half-hour discussion led by a moderator.

Please submit a proposal of no more than 500 words by 25 October 2016 at:

Bibliography Among the Disciplines, a four-day international conference, will bring together scholarly professionals poised to address current problems pertaining to the study of textual artifacts that cross scholarly, pedagogical, professional, and curatorial domains. The conference will explore theories and methods common to the object-oriented disciplines, such as anthropology and archaeology, but new to bibliography. The program aims to promote focused cross-disciplinary exchange and future scholarly collaborations. Bibliography Among the Disciplines is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and organized by the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School. For more information, please visit: rarebookschool.org/bibliography-conference-2017