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Libraries promote Open Access Week: Symposium addresses digital humanities


Digital Humanites Symposium part of Open Access Week.
Digital Humanites Symposium part of Open Access Week.
Miami University Libraries, in celebration of Open Access Week (Oct. 22-26), host a symposium Tuesday, Oct. 23, focusing on digital humanities - taking the more traditional humanities research and adding data driven techniques more common to the empirical social sciences.

The symposium, which runs 3 p.m.-6:30 p.m. in 320 King Library, features H. Lewis Ulman from Ohio State University and Angela Courtney from Indiana University who have created projects and established Digital Humanities Centers.

In addition, Miami faculty will present their projects: chris cheek, associate professor of English; Daryl Baldwin, director of the Myaamia Project; Stephen Nimis, chair and professor of Classics; and Braxton Soderman, assistant professor IMS/communications.

Participants can take tours of Miami’s Center for Digital Scholarship and Data Curation. The symposium is sponsored by Miami’s Humanities Center.

A complete schedule for the symposium is available online.

Open Access Week Events

The week’s events provide opportunities for the academic and research community to learn about the potential benefits of open access to information, said Jen Waller, interdisciplinary librarian and international studies librarian at King Library. (See related Miami Moment article.)

A special information webcast will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, “Perspectives on Open Access: Practice, Progress, and Pitfalls,” 114 King Library.

William Gunn
William Gunn
William Gunn will speak on “How Open Scholarship is Changing Research” at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in 322 McGuffey. Gunn, a strong advocate of open access, is the head of academic outreach for Mendeley, a tool that helps people manage, annotate and share their research. The event is free and open to the public.


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