Readex Digital Institute – Blogging the Conference

Readex, a company that specializes in digiting historical primary source research materials, has graciously invited me to a conference on digital research — and is even footing the bill. Vermont. October. Leaves. Crisp autumn air. Bed and Breakfast. Very gracious, indeed.

About the Institute:

Held annually since 2003 in Chester, Vermont, the Readex Digital Institute offers a casual yet intellectually challenging forum for exploring the digital research universe. Past attendees, including a diverse group of academic librarians and faculty, praise the Institute for the unique platform it provides to discuss wide-ranging issues affecting 21st-century scholarship.

So, I will be blogging the conference for those of you with an interest in research. Partial agenda:

  1. Tuesday, 10/7/08: Travel, dinner, Welcome and Introduction, Postprandial Comments.
  2. Wednesday
    • Keynote: “From Ponderous Perfection to the Perpetual Beta: Library Services in an Age of Superabundant Information”
    • The Collections Collaborative: Putting Content Into the Flow
    • Tour of the Readex Digitization and Editorial Facility
    • The World According to Grep: Seeing Text Through the Search Box
  3. Thursday
    • Libraries and Digitization
    • A Digital Humanities Approach to Understanding the Electronic ‘Book’
    • Research Techniques in Digital Context: Beyond “Nifty” and on to “Useful”
    • LibraryOn – In Search of a Library Platform
  4. Friday, 10/10/08: Travel.

Follow my Facebook status for updates as I suffer and endure the Vermont autumn. The highlight of the trip may well be the Vermont Country Store. They have everything.