NFAIS Hosts Humanities Roundtable on Global Opportunities, Challenges in Digital Humanities, Oct. 2, Chicago

Key annual gathering of leaders in the Humanities to focus on fostering enhanced access to and usability of global Humanities scholarship

September 9, 2015, Annapolis, MD – The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS™), a global nonprofit membership organization serving the information services community, will host the NFAIS Humanities Roundtable 2015, Friday, October 2 in Chicago with virtual participation available from any location.

This year's event, hosted in conjunction with the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) and Quarles & Brady LLP, focuses on the theme of Digital Humanities & Digital Publishing: Global Opportunities and Challenges. This annual event brings together an array of information professionals working in the collaborative realm of digital humanities, libraries, publishing and advanced information services.

The NFAIS Humanities Roundtable 2015 will address practical aspects of developing and delivering multicultural, multilingual information services to an increasingly broad and diverse market. The event’s roster of speakers will discuss myriad ways to spur enhancement of and engagement with the broadest possible forms of interdisciplinary scholarship and education.

Other topics will include updates on scholarly engagement, international intellectual property and licensing concerns, editorial policies and practices, accessibility and disability, user habits of students in the People’s Republic of China, as well as actionable advice for meeting and satisfying user expectations and requirements.

What: NFAIS Humanities Roundtable 2015, Digital Humanities & Digital Publishing: Global Opportunities and Challenges

When: Friday, October 2, 2015 (with the Opening Reception on Thursday, October 1, 6:00pm, at the Steelcase Innovation Room, IIT Institute of Design, 350 N. LaSalle Street, 6th Floor, Chicago, IL)

Location: The offices of Quarles & Brady LLP, 300 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 4000, Chicago, IL

Event Sponsors: ATLA, EBSCO, Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, IIT Institute of Design, Modern Language Association, Philosopher’s Information Center, Quarles & Brady, 94 Westbound Consulting

Event Information and Registration: (Special rates offered for graduate students.)

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The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS™) is a global, nonprofit, volunteer-powered membership organization that serves the information community – that is, all those who create, aggregate, organize, and otherwise provide ease of access to and effective navigation and use of authoritative, credible information. Member organizations represent a cross-section of content and technology providers, including database creators, publishers, libraries, host systems, information technology developers, content management providers and other related groups. They embody a true partnership of commercial, nonprofit and government organizations that embraces a common mission – to build the world's knowledge-base through enabling research and managing the flow of scholarly communication. NFAIS exists to promote the success of its members and for more than 50 years has provided a forum in which to address common interests through education and advocacy.

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