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Philosophical Leadership Needed for the Future: Digital Humanities Scholars in Museums
Submitted by neal.stimler@gm... on Wed, 06/22/2011 - 6:01pm
Scheduled:Fri, 11/18/2011 - 6:00am - 7:30am
Name: Neal Stimler
Title: Asscociate Coordinator of Images
Organization: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Name: Lori Byrd Phillips
Title: Web Content Specialist, Wikipedian-in-Residence
Organization: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Name: Melody Dworak
Title: MLIS Candidate, School of Library & Information Science
Organization: The University of Iowa
Name: Katherine Moermond
Title: Education and Outreach Coordinator
Organization: Iowa Old Capitol Museum
Name: Greg Prickman
Title: Head of Special Collections and University Archives
Organization: University of Iowa Libraries
Name: Nicole Saylor
Title: Digital Library Services Head
Organization: University of Iowa Libraries
Name: Nik Honeysett
Title: Head of Administration
Organization: J. Paul Getty Museum
Name: Àlex Hinojo
Title: Former Wikipedian in Residence at the Museu Picasso
Organization: Heritage Department of the Government of Catalonia
Name: Micah Vandegrift
Title: Scholarly Communications Project Manager
Organization: Florida State University
Name: Michael Edson
Title: Director of Web and New Media Strategy
Organization: Smithsonian Institution
Name: Simon Tanner
Title: Academic in Department of Digital Humanities and Director of Digital Consultancy
Organization: King’s College London
Name: Ryan Anthony Donaldson
Organization: The Durst Organization
Name: Merete Sanderhoff
Organization: Statens Museum for Kunst
Name: Doug Reside
Title: Digital Curator of Performing Arts
Organization: New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Museum technologists have successfully supported the creation and delivery of content produced by curators, educators and librarians. However, many museum administrators and boards have yet to recognize the importance of scholarly study of their own institutions in the context of an evolving digital society. The support of digital humanities research in the academic and library communities over the last several years has not yet been adopted to the same degree in museums.
This crowdsourced panel session will present 1-5 minute video responses from an open call to the community of professionals in archives, libraries, museums and universities as they reflect on the barriers and benefits of implementing digital humanities methodologies in museums.
Participate in the Panel:
- Sign up for a YouTube Account via the web or your mobile device.
- Before shooting your video prepare a written script and record wih your webcam or mobile device as close to a final cut as possible.
- Please edit your video for content and length before submitting it to the panel. You can edit videos within YouTube using the YouTube Editor (http://www.youtube.com/editor).
- Please consider captioning your video (http://www.youtube.com/t/captions_about). CaptionTube is a valuable tool for making captions for your videos (http://captiontube.appspot.com/).
Please answer all three of the interview questions in your 1-5 minute video response:
- How can museums advance beyond the continuation of traditional practices utilizing digital tools to a new mode of interpretation that seeks to understand the meanings of collections and scholarship in a new media culture?
- What is required of museums to establish digital humanities research centers within the framework of existing institutions?
- Why might interdisciplinary and non-traditional scholars from outside the established professional ranks make the best leaders needed for inspired change in the philosophical directions of museums?
- Question 1:
- Upload your video to YouTube.
- Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact information, short biography and link to your posted video, along with the written script of your video response.
- Consider ambient noise, lighting and sound when recording your response.
- Say your name, profession, organization and social media handles at the start of the video.
- Mention that the video is part of 39th Annual Museum Computer Network Conference panel, “Philosophical Leadership Needed for the Future: Digital Humanities Scholars in Museums.”
When uploading to YouTube, please tag the video with the keywords:
- museum computer network
Rights and Permissions:
- You must submit your video with a Creative Commons CC-BY license [attribution - reuse allowed] (http://www.youtube.com/t/creative_commons).
- Videos that are not checked with a Creative Commons CC-BY license will not be included in the panel.
- Videos must be submitted by November 3, 2011.
- Videos submitted after this deadline will be collected in the playlist associated with the panel, but may not be included in the presentation at the conference on November 18, 2011 at 2PM.
This panel was modeled after the American Association of Museums Center for the Future program, “Voices of the Future.” Visit this link for more information (http://www.futureofmuseums.org/thinking/Voices.cfm).
- Type: Full Panel
- Relevance: Boundaries between museums, libraries and archives continue to blur in the 21st Century. This panel seeks to learn from the progress made in academic and library communities to empower museums with the vision needed to serve constituents in a new media culture. The open call format is for both attendees and non-attendees, if you will not be attending the conference, please see this as a great opportunity to contribute to the Museum Computer Network program.