Sunday, December 9, 2007

Annual Meetings: Interesting sessions


Session: 5I: Web-Based Research Tools for Mediterranean Archaeology
Type: Workshop

Sunday, January 6, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Organizer(s): Rebecca K. Schindler and Pedar Foss, DePauw University and

Panelists: Pedar Foss, DePauw University, Elizabeth Fentress, International Association for Classical Archaeology, Stephen Savage, Arizona State University, Bruce Hartzler and Charles Watkinson, ASCSA, Sebastian Heath, American Numismatic Society, Tom Elliott, Ancient World Mapping Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Debi Harlan, Oxford University, Toby Wilkinson, British Institute at Ankara, Robert Chavez, Tufts University


Saturday, January 5, 2008
8:30 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
Crystal Ballroom C
The Future Is Now? Digital Library Projects and Scholarship and Teaching in
Sponsored by the APA Committee on Publications
Donald Mastronarde, Organizer

Thanks to digitization projects by both the commercial and the open-access sectors, the long-predicted transition from books and paper to digital formats for resources and information used in research and teaching may at last be occurring. This panel brings together speakers who represent classics and classical archaeology, libraries, and open-content organizations to address issues of coverage, quality, and accessibility of digital materials, to assess the trends indicated by current and planned projects, and to identify the tools needed to take advantage of the new digital riches and to allow new scholarly questions to be asked and effectively pursued.

1. W. Gerald Heverly, New York University: Trends in the Online Availability of Subscription Journals in Classics (15 mins.)

2. Charles E. Jones, American School of Classical Studies at Athens: The Future Is Now? Who Cares? Electronic Media and the Ancient World (15 mins.)

3. Sayeed Choudhury, Johns Hopkins University: The Role of Large-Scale Digitization in Classics (15 mins.)

4. Gregory Crane, Tufts University: Planning a Digital Library for Classics from Image Books (15 mins.)

Respondent: Thomas Elliott, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (15 mins.)

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