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2020 Digital Commonwealth Annual Conference

April 7, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Elaine L. Westbrooks, Vice Provost for University Libraries & University Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will be the 2020 Keynote Speaker. Ms. Westbrooks is a Board Member of the Digital Public Library of America. Her keynote address is titled “Representing the Others: Preserving Evidence and Knowledge for Equity”.
An annual update on Digital Commonwealth Collection will be given during lunch by Eben English, Digital Repository Services Manager at the Boston Public Library.

There will be three panel discussions during the morning session:
• Politics, Privacy, and Ethics in Digital Collections
• Vocabulary in Native American Digital Collections
• LGBTQ+ Collections in Context: The Politics of Representation

A “Hot Topics” session will follow lunch, which will include rotating group discussions on topics selected by conference attendees. Submit your topic suggestion with your registration. Topics to be included in this session will be voted on by attendees in early March.

The day will end with presentations on “History of Chinese Students at Phillips Academy”, “Visibility for Disability Digitization Project”, and “Beyond Orality: Digital Preservation and the African Ajami Library”.

Links to detailed descriptions of the keynote addresses, panel discussions and breakout sessions are available from the Conference Schedule web page.

Early registration (through March 9, 2020): $110 (members), $145 (non-members).

After March 9, 2020, registration: $125 (members), $160 (non-members).

Students: $50 (see criteria for student registration on website).

Registration includes continental breakfast, hot buffet lunch, snacks, and beverages.

Digital Commonwealth will be offering 5 complimentary student registrations by application only. The application process can be viewed at: https://digitalcommonwealth.wildapricot.org/2020-Comp-Student-Registration

Check here to confirm your institution is a member: https://digitalcommonwealth.wildapricot.org/Directory/


April 7, 2020
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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