This workshop aims at mapping the various ways in which digital tools can help and, indeed, change our scholarly work on “pre-modern” texts, more precisely our means of analyzing the interrelationships between manuscripts and texts produced in the pre-modern era. This includes the history of textual traditions in a very broad sense, encompassing several fields of research, such as book history, stemmatology, research on textual sources, tracing of borrowings and influences between texts, etc.

Museum Conference 2012 – Europe’s big conference on social and digital media for Museums.

MuseumNext is Europe’s big conference on social and digital media within the museum
sector. We believe that technology is changing the expectations of museum audiences. They
no longer want to have information just broadcasted at them, they want to create, to curate
and to co-produce experiences.

In 2012 MuseumNext will be held in Barcelona, in partnership with three of Spain’s leading
museums, Centre de Cultura Contemporánea de Barcelona (CCCB), Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) and Museu Picasso de Barcelona.

Save Scholarly Ideas, Not the Publishing Industry (a rant) « Social Media Collective.

… But what I want to know is this:

  • What are *you* doing to resist the corporate stranglehold over scholarly knowledge in order to make your knowledge broadly accessible?
  • What are the five things that you think that other scholars should do to help challenge the status quo?

Please, I beg you, regardless of whether or not we can save a dying industry, let’s collectively figure out how to save the value that prompted its creation: making scholarly knowledge widely accessible

The goal of the second annual Theorizing the Web conference is to expand the range and depth of theory used to help us make sense of how the Internet, digitality, and technology have changed the ways humans live. We hope to bring together researchers from a range of disciplines, including sociology, communications, philosophy, economics, English, history, political science, information science, the performing arts and many more.

SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS (21 February 2012): Proposals are now being accepted for presentations at the DHSI Colloquium for the digital humanities, to be held in June 2012 at the University of Victoria. (After an *excellent* first intake of papers for the colloquium, with the promise of additional tuition scholarship spots we’ve added a second intake to ensure that all those receiving tuition scholarships have the opportunity to submit a proposal.)

The ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries is a major international forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, organizational, and social issues. The theme for JCDL 2012 is #sharing #linking #using #preserving. Digital libraries, under a variety of names and modalities, are often part of the every day web experience. The challenge is how digital libraries can enhance user experience through providing stability in changing information environment, breaking down information silos, integrating into accepted practices of the web, and providing a range of access and services to resources across the web, both to human and machine users.

The Rare Books & Manuscripts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Preconference (San Diego, California: June 19022, 2012) will explore a multiplicity of futures for the rare book, manuscript, and special collections community. How are special collections materials being discovered and used today? How will they be discovered and used tomorrow? Who will our users be, and what will they need? What forms will special collections materials take? Join us to learn, discuss, share, and contemplate. Now is the time to shape and prepare, because the future is now.