Navigating the Challenges and Exploring the Riches of Online Archives
Abstracts for papers on are sought for a Roundtable on Online Archives at the Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, to be held March 11-14, 2021 . The deadline for submissions has been extended to Oct. 19, 2020. Additionally, the decision has been made to have a virtual NeMLA conference.
Description: Online archives are something that we should all implement inside and outside of our classrooms to encourage original research by and critical thinking by our students. This panel seeks presentations on all aspects of online archives: creating them, using them, helping students develop skills in using them, and thinking about the future of archives, both digital and conventional, generally.
To submit you must go to the NeMLA website http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/callforpapers/submit.html
For papers to be read at the convention, participants must be NeMLA members and must register for the conventon. It is not necessary to be a member in order to submit an abstract or paper for consideration, but you must go to the NeMLA website to submit -- I cannot accept any abstracts or proposed papers directly myself.
Abstract: For the last 20 years, the Library of Congress has been creating and backing up an online archive of open access resources, but few people are aware of it. Online options have been forced upon us recently, but the opportunities offered by online archives are something which we should all be exploring inside and outside our classrooms. This panel seeks presentations on all aspects of online archives: creating them, using them, helping students developing skills in using them, and thinking about the future of archives generally, both digital and conventional. Philadelphia is rich in non-virtual archives such as the Rosenbach Library, the National Archives in Philadelphia, and, nearby, the Moravian archives in Bethlehem, PA.