News: Make Plans Now to Attend the 2013 NFAIS Annual Humanities Roundtable

News: Make Plans Now to Attend the 2013 NFAIS Annual Humanities Roundtable

Please see the announcement below on the 2013 NFAIS Annual Humanities Roundtable, which has great speakers and is certain to be a great event. I am one of the members of the NFAIS Humanities Roundtable Committee, and I will be attending so I hope to see folks there.


Make Plans Now to Attend the 2013 NFAIS Annual Humanities Roundtable

One of the few information industry events that focuses primarily on the concerns of content providers and information professionals working in the broad spectrum of the humanities, this is the time to register for the forthcoming 2013 NFAIS Annual Humanities Roundtable. This one-day workshop will be held in Chicago, Illinois, on Monday, September 30, 2013. Sponsors include the American Theological Library Association, the Brook Center for Music Research and Documentation, the Modern Language Association, the law firm of Quarles & Brady and the Philosopher’s Information Center.

Today’s rapidly shifting digital information environment offers plenty of opportunity to both content providers and information professionals for adding value to their services and demonstrating the great return on investment that those services provide to the student, scholar, and professional. This year’s Roundtable offers a chance to learn from active leaders in the field about projects in the digital humanities, content enrichment and linked data, assessing usage and user behavior and much, much more. Of particular interest this year, we’re thrilled to be featuring legal experts discussing the long-term significance of recent court rulings that may be impacting practices of both content providers and libraries!

Focus:  Partnerships and Best Practices: Critical Issues Impacting Humanities Content Providers, Librarians and End Users

Venue:  Offices of Quarles & Brady, 300 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 4000, Chicago, Illinois

Date: Monday, September 30, 2013

Committed speaker-participants include:

  • Dr. Christopher D. Cantwell, Assistant Director, Scholl Center for American History & Culture, Newberry Library
  • Harriet E. Green, English and Digital Humanities Librarian, University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign
  • Kate Lawrence, User Experience Researcher, EBSCO
  • Heather Buchta, Partner, Quarles & Brady
  • Jessica L. Franken, Partner, Quarles & Brady
  • Richard W. Young, Partner, Quarles & Brady
  • Korey Jackson, Editor, Anvil Academic
  • Tim Lloyd, Chief Operating Officer, Alexander Street Press
  • Mike Teets, Vice President, Innovation, OCLC
  • Kris Veldheer, CEO, New Vistas Educational Consulting

In-person attendance is limited to 50 people—virtual attendance options are also available.  Group registration rates are available for groups of 3 or more.  Additional program details, registration rates, and hotel information has been posted to the NFAIS web site at: http://nfais.org/event?eventID=527.

For more information contact: Jill O’Neill, NFAIS Director, Communication and Planning, 215-893-1561 (phone); 215-893-1564 (fax); or email: jilloneill@nfais.org.