From the blogUpcoming panel discussion: Curating Digital Objects
Should archives keep every single scrap of digital output that comes their way? Who has authority to say what a digital collection is “about” in a world of easy audience participation and feedback? What new demands do researchers put on … Continue reading
Digital pragmata flourish at the nexus of research, teaching, and creativity. They are the work of creators, scholars, and students in the arts and humanities. They can be textual databases, creative visualizations of information, multimedia explorations, collaboratively annotated maps, and a thousand other projects.
For all events, parking will be available for a fee in the West Broad Street, West Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. If special accommodations will be needed, please call (804) 828-0593. Light refreshments will be available at the brown-bag events.
The Digital Pragmata initiative is a collaboration among VCU Libraries, the VCU Center for Teaching Excellence and the VCU Office of Research. For further discussion of digital pragmata, see our blog.
Brown BagsMultipurpose Room, second floor, James Branch Cabell Library
Digital Pragmata will host monthly brown bag talks during the 2013-2014 academic year. National, local, and VCU projects in the digital arts and humanities will be featured, with topics and times announced regularly in advance on the blog. Light refreshments will be provided.
- Tuesday, September 24, noon: lightning talks
- Wednesday, October 30, noon: panel discussion on British Virginia
Curating Digital ObjectsMultipurpose Room, second floor, James Branch Cabell Library
Museums, libraries and archives rely on the digital environment to save, manage and provide access to their collections. These organizations also collect digitized and born-digital cultural objects. Presenters from local cultural institutions will share their experiences and best practices for collecting and curating digital objects.
- Wesley Chenault, head of VCU Libraries Special Collections and Archives
- Meg M. Eastman, digital collections manager for the Virginia Historical Society
- Crista Lembeck LaPrade, digital projects and preservation coordinator for the University of Richmond
- Renee M. Savits, Civil War 150 Legacy Project coordinator for the Library of Virginia
What Is the New Unit of Scholarly Production?W. E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts
In a moderated panel discussion on emerging digital practices in authoring, publishing, curating and preserving scholarship, speakers will examine the materials and methods forming the scholarly record today.
Visualizing the Digital: Design, Ideas and PlatformsMultipurpose Room, second floor, James Branch Cabell Library Watch the videos
- Edward L. Ayers, president of the University of Richmond
- Amanda French, THATCamp coordinator at the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University
- Emily Smith, executive director of 1708 Gallery and curator and creator of InLight Richmond
- Roy D. McKelvey, associate professor in the VCU Department of Graphic Design and co-founder of Loop: AIGA Journal of Interactive Design Education
Crafting Content: Creation, Scholarship and OrganizationMultipurpose Room, second floor, James Branch Cabell Library Watch the videos
- Ben Fino-Radin, digital conservator for Rhizome at the New Museum and manager of the Museum of Modern Art Digital Repository
- Francesca Fiorani, associate professor in the History of Art and Architecture at UVA and director of Leonardo da Vinci and His Treatise on Painting
- Michael Poston, database applications associate at the Folger Shakespeare Library
- Joshua Eckhardt, associate professor in the VCU Department of English and founding, general co-editor of British Virginia