Lapidus Initiative Digital Collections Fellowship Symposium

Please note: due to limited space this symposium is not open to the public.

September 26-27, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

Thursday, September 26

8:30-9:00
Gathering and Informal Welcomes

9:00-10:00
Welcome from OI Executive Director Karin Wulf
Purpose of the Symposium from OI Lapidus Initiative Advisory Group member and symposium moderator Molly O’Hagan Hardy

10:00-10:15
Break

10:15-11:45
Panel 1: The scholarly and institutional relationship throughout the creation and the implementation of the Digital Collections Fellowship
Pemberton Papers: Rosalind Beiler (University of Central Florida)
Pintado Papers: Lauren Coates (Louisiana State University) & Andrew Sluyter (Louisiana State University)
Beyond Penn’s Treaty: Sarah Horowitz (Haverford College)
Moderator: Sharon M. Leon (Michigan State University)

11:45-1:00
Lunch

1:00-2:30
Panel 2: Digitzation in special collections libraries
Jordan Goffin, Providence Public Library
Nancy Heywood, Massachusetts Historical Society
Jamie Rice, Maine Historical Society
Catherine Knight Steele, University of Maryland, College Park
Kim Toney, American Antiquarian Society
Moderator: Matt Cohen (University of Nebraska–Lincoln)

2:30-2:45
Break

2:45-4:15
Panel 3: Audience and Impact of Digitized Content created from the Digital Collections Fellowship
Digital Paxton: Will Fenton (Fordham University)
Endangered Colonial Imprints in the Bibliothèque Hatïenne des Pères du Saint-Esprit: Julia Gaffield (Georgia State University), Jennifer Palmer (University of Georgia), and Patrick Tardieu (Bibliothèque Hatïenne des Pères du Saint-Esprit)
Maryland Loyalist Project: Benjamin Bankhurst (Shepherd University) and Kyle Roberts (Loyola University, Chicago)
Moderator: Simon Newman (University of Glasgow)

4:15-4:30
Break

4:30-5:00
Concluding Discussion

6:30-9:00
Group dinner including keynote address by Trevor Owens (Library of Congress), “Sustaining Digital Collections: Principles for Enduring and Multimodal Access to Digitized Collections”

Friday, September 27

8:30-8:45
Recap of previous day and direction for morning sessions by Molly O’Hagan Hardy

8:45-10:15
Panel 4: Likeminded Collaborative Digitization Models
Erica Cavanaugh (The Papers of George Washington, University of Virginia) on NHPRC Access to Historical Records: Archival Projects
Matt Cohen on IMLS Native American Library Services: Enhancement Grants
Molly O’Hagan Hardy on CLIR Hidden Collections Grants
Sharon Leon on Mellon’s Collections as Data
Simon Newman on the Endangered Collections Programme
Moderator: Karin Wulf

10:15-10:30
Break

10:30-11:15
Small groups discuss the goals of the symposium as well as the merits of other models of collaboration, use, and dissemination that the advisory committee has laid out

11:15-12:00
Report back from small groups and concluding remarks

12:00-1:00
Lunch

We are grateful for the participation of the following guests:

James Ambuske, Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon
Hannah Alpert-Abrams, National Endowment for the Humanities Office of Digital Humanities
Christopher Eck, National Historical Publications & Records Commission
Amanda Herbert, Folger Institute at the Folger Shakespeare Library
Darrell Meadows, National Historical Publications & Records Commission
Owen Williams, Folger Institute at the Folger Shakespeare Library
Christa Williford, Council on Library and Information Resources
Casey Wolf, Independent Scholar
Joel Wurl, National Endowment for the Humanities Division of Preservation & Access