[IRTalk] Fwd: [IFLA-L] Reminder: New IFLA Digital Scholarship/Digital Humanities SIG Kick Off Exploratory Meeting on Thursday 18th, 8:30-10:30 at C210-212

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Tue Aug 16 22:01:30 SAST 2016


*Hilton Gibson*
Stellenbosch University Library

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From: Wang, Xuemao (wang2xm) <wang2xm at ucmail.uc.edu>
Date: 16 August 2016 at 15:41
Subject: [IFLA-L] Reminder: New IFLA Digital Scholarship/Digital Humanities
SIG Kick Off Exploratory Meeting on Thursday 18th, 8:30-10:30 at C210-212
To: "ifla-l at infoserv.inist.fr" <ifla-l at infoserv.inist.fr>

Dear Colleagues,

Please be reminded that a new and first of its kind - the IFLA Digital
Scholarship/Digital Humanities Special Interest Group (SIG) - will be held
on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. in room C-210. Please come to participate in and
support the inaugural meeting of the new exploratory Special Interest Group
(SIG) on Digital Scholarship/Digital Humanities. This will be the first SIG
with a DS/DH theme in IFLA. I look forward to welcoming many of you at this
kick off meeting.

If you are not able to come, and are interested in participating in the new
SIG, please send me your contact information, I will follow up with you.


Xuemao Wang

Dean and University Librarian

University of Cincinnati

640 Langsam Library

PO Box 210033

Cincinnati, OH 45221-0033

(v) 513-556-1515

(e) x.wang at uc.edu

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Congress Programme

Meeting Time: 18.08.2016, 08:30 – 10:30
                                                              Meeting Room:


*Xuemao Wang*
Dean and University Librarian
University of Cincinnati

United States

* Please come to join us for an exploratory meeting on an evolving and
exciting theme of what and how the global library and information service
professionals can play a leading role in creation, supporting,
disseminating and preservation of 21st century digital scholarship. You
will have opportunity to participate, contribute, and lead the formation of
the first of its kind IFLA Digital Scholarship/Digital Humanities Special
Interest Group!    *

Libraries play a vital role in the 21st century scholarly ecosystem. As
researchers increasingly pursue digital scholarship, particularly in
digital humanities areas (the creation, production, analysis, publishing,
dissemination and long term preservation of new scholarship using digital
and/or computational techniques), they often present different challenges
and demands for academic and research libraries. As users’ information and
knowledge seeking behavior  are increasingly driven by digital innovations,
academic, public, school, special and all types of libraries are facing
tremendous new challenges. Today, libraries around the world have taken
courageous steps to re-articulate their value propositions, re-configure
and re-train their workforce, re-assess their operational models and
efficiency, and re-purpose their spaces and resources under the evolving
and emerging digital scholarship landscape.

The creation of the IFLA Digital Humanities/Digital Scholarship Special
Interest Group (SIG) will provide a new international platform for IFLA
community digital scholarship/digital humanities discussion on a continuous

Our exploring meeting would like to touch base on those questions such as:

   - What has been evolving in the scholarship ecosystem, in this digital
   - What role have libraries played in the traditional scholarship
   ecosystem, and what role should libraries play in the changed ecosystem?
   - What are core skill sets, mind sets and/or competencies that library
   professionals should have in order to engage the new modes of scholarship?
   - What kind of spaces and technologies should libraries design/deploy
   for DS/DH?
   - What is best structure and format of SIG to move forward? e.g.
   programming, communication, and community etc.
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