October 22, 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
DC 1302, University of Waterloo
Sandra Keys: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathy Szigeti: email@example.com
Ian Milligan, Assistant Professor of Digital and Canadian History, University of Waterloo
Carol Perry, Associate Librarian, University of Guelph
Courtney Earl Matthews, Digital Repository Librarian University of Waterloo
"Historians and the Web Age" argues that we need to understand the implications of the arrival of new archives: web collections. These collections of websites aggregated into single files necessitate a rethinking of how historians will approach their professional standards and trainings, with particular implications for historians studying topics involving the 1980s onwards. While historians are normally accustomed to not having enough information about their topic, the problem for many is now shifting towards having far too much data. How can humanities-based researchers begin to grapple with these problems?
Ian Milligan is an assistant professor of digital and Canadian history at the University of Waterloo, working on how historians can engage with web archives. He serves as a founding co-editor of the public history website ActiveHistory.ca, teaches in the area of historical methodologies and postwar Canadian history, and contributes extensively to Programming Historian project.
The aim of the project is to lay the foundation for the implementation of a library-based research data management network in Canada. The objectives are:
Carol Perry is a Working Group Member of Project ARC which was initiated by the Canadian Association of Research Libraries. She is also the Associate Librarian, Research Enterprise and Scholarly Communication at the McLaughlin Library, University of Guelph.
Get a broad overview of where academic research libraries in the U.S. and Canada are in terms of Research Data Management (RDM) services and technologies. Then hear some suggestions on near(er)-term items that we here at Waterloo can pursue in terms of either RDM content, technologies, or services.
Courtney Earl Matthews is the Digital Repository Librarian at the University of Waterloo Library. Courtney came to Waterloo from Purdue University Libraries where he was the Digital Data Repository Specialist.