Digital Library Seminar Series: 2006-01-13

Topic 1

APIS Plus and Ling long within the context of Columbia Libraries Digital Program

Speaker

Stephen Davis

Affiliation

Director, Libraries Digital Program Division, Columbia University Libraries

Topic 2

APIS Plus: "The Papyrological Workbench" Initiative

Speaker

Rodney Ast

Affiliation

Project Coordinator of the Advanced Papyrological Information System (APIS)

Description

The study of ancient papyri (literary and documentary texts written in Greek, Latin, Arabic, Coptic, Demotic, Hieratic, etc.) has witnessed the emergence of numerous useful digital resources in the United States and Europe. "The Papyrological Workbench" is an initiative that seeks to draw on these resources, combining individual pieces of information into a single search, retrieval and display engine. Rodney will discuss the many advantages of this initiative, as well as the challenges faced trying to ensure the interoperability of an eclectic mix of international digital projects.

Topic 3

Ling long

Speaker

Amy Heinrich

Affiliation

Director, Starr East Asian Library, Columbia University Libraries

Speaker

Kathryn Pope

Affiliation

Producer, Digital Knowledge Ventures (DKV)

Description

The digital presentation of Ling long, a nineteen-thirties women's magazine from China richly illustrated with photographs, is unique because of the magazine's format, which reads inwards from both covers. This format posed challenges to DKV when designing a website that would capture the experience of reading the magazine. Kathryn will speak about the puzzle and its solutions; Amy will address the importance of Ling long for scholarly research.

Date

2006-01-13

Day

Friday

Time

10:30 AM-12:00 noon

Location

203 Butler Library, Morningside Heights Campus, Columbia University

Files

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