Thank for registering for the University Libraries seminar series on digital scholarship.

Please indicate which sessions you wish to attend.

All sessions will take place in Waldo Library Classroom A (on the first floor).

* 1. Editing digital sources: Electronic Gower and publishing an electronic journal (Accessus) by Dr, Eve Salisbury, English Department
Thursday, May 30 2:30-4 pm

Dr. Salisbury will discuss and demo the "The Gower Project," a multi-site collaborative enterprise providing access to manuscripts, editions, sources, and links advancing the study of 14th-century poet John Gower. Dr. Salisbury will also discuss her involvement with the online publication Accessus: A Journal of Premodern Literature and New Media.

* 2. "The Challenges and Opportunities of Digital Publishing" by Dr. Kenneth Steuer, History Department
Tuesday, June 4, 2:30-4

Dr. Steuer will describe working with the American Historical Association’s Gutenberg-e digital publishing initiative at Columbia University, his collaborative work with Indiana University and various United Nations Archives Collections in Geneva and his current digital archive.

* 3. "Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca and His Governorship of the Río de la Plata and other projects: Digital Manuscripts and Images" – Dr. Pablo Pastrana-Perez, Department of Spanish and Sheila Bair, University Libraries

Wednesday June 5th, 2:30-4:00.

Dr. Pastrana-Pérez will present his project on Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca and will discuss how to bring archival materials from the sixteenth century in manuscript form to a modern reader, and the transition from parchment or paper to the computer screen. Pastrana-Pérez is an associate professor of Spanish and works primarily with medieval and early-modern texts. Professor Bair will discuss her work with metadata and TEI (Text Encoding Initiative) using WMU Libraries’ Civil War Diaries digital collection. Dr. Bair has served on a number of national working groups on standardizing and optimizing searching on the web.

* 4. Workshop-- Models and Resources for Digital Scholarship: Tools offered by Waldo Library and Beyond by University Library Digital Experts
Tuesday, June 11, 2:30-5pm

(a chance to start planning your own digital project! Learn about tools and methods like data-mining, metadata, mapping, the WMU digitization center, and Scholarworks)

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