International Symposium on Evaluating Digital Cultural Resources
Scottish Network on Digital Cultural Resources Evaluation
Kelvin Hall, 1445 Argyle Street, Glasgow
Mon 12 Dec 2016, 10:00 – Tue 13 Dec 2016, 17:00
Digital technologies are affecting all aspects of our lives, reshaping the way we communicate, learn, and approach the world around us. In the case of cultural institutions, digital applications are used in all key areas of operation, from documenting the collections, interpreting and exhibiting them to communicating with diverse audience groups. The symposium seeks to bring together interested parties from a range of disciplines (computing science, digital humanities, museology, social sciences), practices and sectors to set an agenda for research and discussion of the latest developments on the evaluation of the use of cultural digital resources.
This major event will take place within the recently reopened Kelvin Hall facilities. Aimed at both researchers and cultural heritage professionals, the event will provide an opportunity to bring together the main issues, questions and findings raised over the course of the Network’s previous activities.
More information about the ScotDigiCH network and the Symposium webpage can be found here.
Call for papers
Proposals are currently being sought for 20-minute papers to be delivered during the symposium. We invite presentations and discussions of both theoretical and practical approaches, efforts and trends in this emergent field. The deadline for submission is October 7 2016 and further details can be found here.
In addition to a full two-day programme of papers, the symposium will feature a public lecture by Dr Mark O’Neill, Director for Policy and Research at Glasgow Life, on Monday, December 12. This will be followed by an Open Night dedicated to exploring the digital collections available in the new state-of-the-art collections research facilities at Kelvin Hall, one of Glasgow’s iconic landmarks
Attending the symposium is free of charge but participants, including confirmed presenters, will need to register here.
Travel Bursaries for Early Career Researchers/Professionals and Students
A limited number of travel bursaries are available to postgraduate students and early-career researchers to facilitate their participation at the workshop. For more information please contact ScotDigiCH@gmail.com.