2017 Virtual Symposium

visitah20172017 Virtual Symposium on Information and Technology in the Arts and Humanities

The Information and the Technology of Open Science in the Humanities

April 18 & 19, 2017, 12-4:30pm ET/9-1:30PM PT

Sponsored by the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Special Interest Groups for Arts and Humanities (SIG AH)
and Visualization, Images, and Sound (SIG VIS)

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The theme for the 2017 Symposium is The Information and the Technology of Open Science in the Humanities. Digital technology has had a profound impact on scientific and scholarly communication. This includes fundamental changes to how individuals and groups find information, carry out collaborative projects, and publish, assess, and preserve growing amounts of content. In the sciences, the idea of open research processes and dissemination is inherent in changing research practices; but how are the concepts related to Open Science applied to research in, and about, disciplines in the Humanities?

Potential speakers will discuss research using open humanities-related content and on topics including:

  • Open information retrieval
  • Collaborative research methods
  • Digital publishing
  • Open access
  • Data curation and sharing
  • Linked data/linked open data
  • Social media or Web 2.0
  • Open Source technology
  • Research assessment

Additional details, including scheduled speakers and access information, will be made available in early 2017. Please check this site or RSVP for updates.

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In conjunction with the Virtual Symposium, we are proud to once again sponsor a Student Research Award in 2017. SIG AH and SIG VIS are seeking previously unpublished research for a Master’s and a PhD Student Research Award related to the theme of Open Science in the Humanities. Full details can be found on the 2017 Student Research Award page.

We look forward to “seeing” you in April


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