A new environment for scholarly research is emerging out of the steady accumulation of digitized sources over the last two decades, contemporary models for accessing those sources, and novel methods for searching, sorting, and mining them in ways that forge new connections and enhance serendipity.
In his talk, “The Emerging Research Environment,” Dan Cohen—Executive Director of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)—will survey today’s and tomorrow’s electronic landscape.
It is the Digital Public Library of America’s mission to make the cultural and scientific heritage of humanity available, free of charge, to all.
Prior to the DPLA, Dan was the Director of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. At the Center, Dan oversaw projects ranging from new publishing ventures (PressForward) to online collections (September 11 Digital Archive) to software for scholarship (the popular Zotero research tool). His books include Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web (with Roy Rosenzweig) and Equations from God: Pure Mathematics and Victorian Faith.
The Library is proud to co-sponsor this event with the Center for Public Humanities and the John Carter Brown Library.
The lecture will be followed by a brief presentation of the MA program in Public Humanities and a reception.
Date: November 13
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Nightingale Brown House Lecture Room