Seminar: Digital Resources in the Humanities, 25 April 2013

The Digital Humanities Thematic Research Network at The Open University is pleased to announce the following event in its Digital Humanities in Practice seminar series:

Digital Collections in the Humanities

Date: 25 April 2013

Time: 11.00am-1.00pm

Venue: Arts Music Studio, Perry D, Milton Keynes, The Open University

Speaker: Prof. Lorna Hughes, National Library of Wales and University of Wales

Digitisation initiatives in libraries, archives, museums and educational institutions have created a ‘deluge’ of data in the humanities that has transformed the information landscape and the way it is navigated for research and teaching. The use of digital collections for scholarship – using ICT-based tools and methods – has been the basis of transformative and innovative research across the disciplines, allowing enhanced access to materials, and supporting new modes of collaboration and communication.

This presentation will discuss the research programme in digital collections at the National Library of Wales. This is developing an evidence base for the use, value and impact of the digital collections of Wales, and investigating the relationship between impact and the long terms sustainability of digital collections.

A sandwich lunch will be provided. To book a place, please email Heather Scott heather.scott@open.ac.uk by 22 April 2013.

For more information on Digital Humanities at The Open University, please go to the Digital Humanities website http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/digital-humanities/

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