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.
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:
- Tuesday, 10/7/08: Travel, dinner, Welcome and Introduction, Postprandial Comments.
- 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
- 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
- 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.