Thursday, January 24, 2008

Gary Marchionini to Present in the Glasscock Center Digital Humanities Lecture Series

The Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research is pleased to announce a public lecture in its continuing series on Digital Humanities. Gary Marchionini, Cary C. Boshamer Professor in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, will give a lecture entitled "The Open Video Digital Library: The Challenge of Transition from Test Bed to Sustainable Library," on Friday, 1 February 2008 at 3:00 p.m. in the Evans Library, Room 204E. This event is free and open to the public.

In his lecture, Marchionini will discuss the challenges posed by transitioning contemporary library resources to new media technologies. Marchionini, former director of the Perseus Project (a digital library devoted to classical culture), now directs the Interaction Design Laboratory at Chapel Hill, is editor-in-chief of the ACM Transaction on Information Systems, and is the author of Information Seeking in Electronic Environments (1997).

The lecture series continues on 27 February at 4:00 p.m. in the same location with a talk by Ray Siemens of the University of Victoria on “Imagining the Electronic Book.”

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