6.0596 E-Seminar in Virginia (1/83)

Thu, 18 Mar 1993 16:07:08 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 6, No. 0596. Thursday, 18 Mar 1993.

Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1993 14:35:49 -0500
From: blheym@mail.wm.edu (Berna Heyman)
Subject: Seminar Announcement


LOCATION: College of William and Mary, Campus Center
WHEN: 8:30-5:30, Tuesday, April 20, 1993
FOR: Humanities scholars, librarians, students, interested citizens
COST: Free, optional lunch for $8.00

** Registration must be received by APRIL 12, 1993 **

"Scholarly Humanities Communications in the Electronic Age" will explore the
challenge and the promise that new communications media hold for humanistic
scholarship. The ways in which scholars gather and evaluate information,
the ways in which they obtain and use texts, the ways in which their
research findings are disseminated, the ways in which texts can be enriched
by information in other media, and the tools they use for these activities
are changing as telecommunications systems and computers, once the
exclusive province of technicians and scientists, become commonplace in
humanities scholars' offices. "Scholarly Humanities Communication in the
Electronic Age" will examine the implications of these changes for
scholars, their students, and the society at large.

"Scholarly Humanities Communication in the Electronic Age," one of many
observances in honor of the tercentenary of the College of William and Mary
has been underwritten in part by grants from the Virginia Foundation for
the Humanities and Public Policy and the Council on Library Resources.

"Scholarly Humanities Communication in the Electronic Age," has been
planned and is sponsored by the staff of the Earl Gregg Swem Library at the
College of William and Mary with the assistance of faculty members and
public officials.

* Stanley Katz (President, American Council of Learned Societies)
"Electronic Information and Its Implications for Higher Education: The Leap
from 1693 to 1993 and Beyond"

* Paul Gherman (Special Assistant to the Vice President for Information
Systems, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)
"Evolving Library Models for Support of Humanities Scholarship"

* Avra Michelson (National Archives Administration)
"From the Current Tercentenary to the Next Decade: Projections for
Libraries and Humanities Scholars"

* Susan Hockey (Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities, Rutgers and
Princeton Universities)
"The Promise and Reality of Electronic Texts in the Humanities"

* Judy Ewell (Department of History, College of William and Mary)
Electronic Journal
* Robert Fehrenbach (Department of English, College of William and Mary)
Online Bibliographic Database
* Trotter Hardy (Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William and Mary)
Electronic Bulletin Board
* David Seaman (University of Virginia)
Electronic Text Center
* Gary Smith (Department of Modern Languages and Literature, College of William
and Mary
Multimedia Resources

* Intellectual Property Rights
* Textual Integrity and Archiving
* Electronic Literacy

For more information or to register for the seminar, contact:

* Berna L. Heyman *
* E.G. Swem Library, Box 8794 *
* College of William and Mary *
* Williamsburg, VA 23187-8794 *
* (804) 221-3089; fax (804) 221-3088 *