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It is all on the Web, so why bother? Special Collections in the Digital Age

20Mar201315:45
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Faculty Club Ballroom, 3450 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E5, CA

Speakers: 1. Stefan Sinclair (McGill), 2. Lindsay Eckert (University of Toronto), 3. Fiona Black (Dalhousie), 4.Leslie Howsam (Windsor / SHARP) 5. Julie Cumming (McGill) 

Moderator: Dean Ellen Aitken (McGill)

A Digital Panel at

Workshop: The Pre-Modern Manuscript and Digitization

7Feb201310:00
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12:00
Sherbrooke 688 room 455, 688 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 3R1, CA

McGill researchers are gathering to discuss digitization of pre-modern manuscripts at McGill, and manuscript study in the Digital Age.

Roger Easton “Imaging Technologies and an Impending New 'Golden Age' in Manuscript Studies"

20Feb201317:30
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19:00
Leacock Building room 232, 855 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 2T7, CA

The imaging of the visual appearance of manuscripts for wide dissemination via the internet is now widely practiced and has dramatically changed the lives of manuscript scholars.

Dirk Wintergruen, Robert Casties, Jamil Ragep (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science / McGill) "The Open Mind database of the Islamic Scientific Manuscript Initiative (ISMI)"

13Dec201213:00
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Arts Building room 160, 853 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 0G5, CA

Traditional databases work well with structured data that can be organized into tables. But humanist scholars often deal with very unstructured information that is fluid and in need of flexible structures.

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