13 September 2020

Wallot-Sylvestre Seminars

 Library and Archives Canada is restarting this seminar series on 22 September at 1 pm with a panel discussion on The importance of collaboration in digital humanities.

Leslie Weir, Librarian and Archivist of Canada, will moderate with leaders working at the intersection of digital humanities and library and archival sciences. Each panellist has a background in digital scholarship and public outreach and they will discuss their experiences with collaboration and community engagement in the digital sphere.

The event will be broadcast live on YouTube in English with simultaneous French translation

Panellists are:

Dr. J. Matthew Huculak (he/him) is Digital Scholarship Librarian at the University of Victoria Libraries and serves as the Chair of the Digital Information Fluency Committee

Sarah Simpkin is the Head, Research Support (Arts and Special Collections) at the University of Ottawa Library and an occasional Information Studies and Digital Humanities instructor.

Constance Crompton is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Ottawa and Canada Research Chair in Digital Humanities, with a focus on linked data.

Kim Martin is Assistant Professor in History at the University of Guelph. She is the Associate Director of Guelph's Humanities Interdisciplinary Collaboration Lab (THINC Lab) and cofounder of The Maker Bus consulting.

Amy Tector has worked at Library and Archives Canada in many capacities over her 19-year tenure. She is currently the Acting Director, Access to Information, Privacy and Litigation Response.


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