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Call for Speakers and Panelists: Digital Commonwealth's 14th Annual Conference

The Digital Commonwealth's 14th Annual Conference will be held on Tuesday April 7th, 2020 at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Digital Commonwealth's Conference Committee invites interested speakers to submit abstracts of 1 page or less in length for presentations centered around the theme: Contextual Conversations: Representation and Digital Practice.

 

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Contextualizing collections concerning underrepresented communities
  • Collaboration with underrepresented communities
  • Developing inclusive discovery tools
  • Issues and opportunities in the role of interpretation
  • Curation of digital collections.

 

Sessions will be 1 hour in length and may be individual presentations, a proposal to serve on a panel, or 2-3 speakers may submit a joint proposal for a panel or moderated discussion.

 

Speakers who can conduct a demonstration or have an exhibit associated with their work are strongly encouraged to submit. Demonstration/exhibit space will be provided at no charge. A short description of proposed demonstration/exhibit material must be included in the abstract.

 

Abstracts should be submitted by email no later than Tuesday October 1, 2019 to digitalcommonwealth@gmail.com. Please email any questions to the same address.

 

About Digital Commonwealth

Digital Commonwealth is a non-profit collaborative organization that 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 nearly 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.  

 

Massachusetts Collections Online: digitalcommonwealth.org

Membership and Programming: digitalcommonwealth.wildapricot.org

Call for Submissions