NFAIS Hosts 2016 Humanities Roundtable, Sep. 23, Atlanta


Key annual gathering of leaders in the Humanities to examine “Digital Humanities: Preserving the Past, Capturing the Present & Building the Future"

September 6, 2016, Annapolis, MD – The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS™), a global nonprofit membership organization serving the information services community, will host the NFAIS 2016 Humanities Roundtable, Friday, September 23 in Atlanta with virtual participation available from any location.

This year's event, hosted in conjunction with Atlanta’s Pitts Theology Library / Candler School of Theology / Emory University, focuses on the theme of "Digital Humanities: Preserving the Past, Capturing the Present & Building the Future." 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 2016 Humanities Roundtable, among other topics, will cover the global research habits of Humanities scholars; how scholarly communications supports Digital Humanities; how students and faculty represent two different paths in the technology-rich journey of scholarly research; a panel on innovative Digital Humanities projects at Emory University; and legal issues affecting Digital Humanities such as intellectual property, copyright and privacy.

What: NFAIS 2016 Humanities Roundtable, Digital Humanities: Preserving the Past, Capturing the Present & Building the Future

When: Friday, September 23, 2016

Location: Pitts Theology Library / Candler School of Theology / Emory University, 1531 Dickey Dr., Suite 560, Atlanta, GA 30322-2810

Event Sponsors: ATLA, EBSCO, Pitts Theology Library / Candler School of Theology / Emory University, Modern Language Association

Event Information and Registration: http://bit.ly/2bglhzA (Special rates offered for graduate students.)

About NFAIS (www.nfais.org):
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.