posted on: 11/08/2011 - 2:50pm by mdougherty
As the Institute for Museum and Library Services announced via a press release on Friday, we’re partnering with George Mason University’s Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (CHNM) to help organize the 2012 WebWise Conference on Libraries and Museums in the Digital Age.
With the theme “Tradition & Innovation,” next year’s WebWise will bring together presenters and panelists focusing on the use of digital technologies in the humanities, especially history. It will take place in Baltimore from February 29 – March 2, 2012.
As one of the cooperators, BPOC is sharing overall program planning responsibilities with CNHM, providing guidance in picking topics and securing speakers for the main conference panels and the pre-conference workshops. BPOC is also developing the conference website, which will launch within the next few weeks.
“We are pleased to be working with these two national leaders in the field of technology integration into the services of libraries, museums, archives, and living collections,” said IMLS Director Susan Hildreth in Friday's announcement. “George Mason University and Balboa Park have been at the forefront of some of the very issues that we hope to explore further during our conference.”
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