"Contextual Conversations: Representation and Digital Practice" - A Virtual Conference, Digital Commonwealth, FREE REGISTRATION

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The Digital Commonwealth Board and Conference Committee invite you to register for:

A Virtual Conference

Contextual Conversations: Representation and Digital Practice

Join us for an exciting day as we explore the issues of representation, politics, ethics and other important aspects of digital collections with an outstanding group of scholars. Undoubtedly the discussions will extend into the issue of representation in collections in general.

When: Tuesday April 7, 2020, 9:00AM-4:00PM

Where: Zoom Webinar

Conference Schedule (subject to revision): https://digitalcommonwealth.wildapricot.org/2020-Conference-Schedule/

Elaine L. Westbrooks, Vice Provost for University Libraries & University Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will be the Keynote Speaker. Ms. Westbrooks is a Board Member of the Digital Public Library of America. Her keynote address is titled “Representing the Others: Preserving Evidence and Knowledge for Equity”.  An annual update on the Digital Commonwealth Collection will be presented by Eben English, Digital Repository Services Manager at the Boston Public Library.

There will be two panel discussions on:  “Politics, Privacy, and Ethics in Digital Collections”; and “LGBTQ+ Collections in Context: The Politics of Representation”, and presentations on “History of Chinese Students at Phillips Academy”, "Visibility for Disability Digitization Project", and "Beyond Orality: Digital Preservation and the African Ajami Library".

Links to detailed descriptions of the keynote addresses, panel discussions and breakout sessions are available from the Conference Schedule web page.

We anticipate that video content will be available after the conference if you are unable to attend on the day.

About Digital Commonwealth

Digital Commonwealth is the statewide digital repository for Massachusetts. The organization provides resources and services to support the creation, management, and dissemination of cultural heritage materials held by Massachusetts libraries, museums, historical societies, and archives. Digital Commonwealth currently has more than 200 member institutions from across the state.

Digital Commonwealth’s mission is to provide access to thousands of images, documents, and sound recordings that have been digitized by member institutions so that they may be available to researchers, students, and the general public. Digital Commonwealth provides a single point of online access to digital assets hosted by Massachusetts cultural institutions. It also serves as a repository for hosting an institution’s content. Free digitization services are provided by the Boston Public Library as part of the Library for the Commonwealth program. Our member institutions include libraries, museums, historical societies, archives, research institutions, and other organizational repositories of our cultural heritage.  

Digital Commonwealth Membership & Programming: https://digitalcommonwealth.wildapricot.org/

Digital Commonwealth Massachusetts Collections Online: https://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/