Simons Presents at DLF Conference
Janet Thomas Simons, co-director of the Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi), presented at the international Digital Library Federation (DLF) conference held in October in Vancouver, B.C. Simon was a member of a panel on “Advancing Digital Humanities and Digital Scholarship at Liberal Arts Colleges: A Consortium Approach to Balancing Innovation and Preservation.” She was joined by colleagues from five other liberal arts colleges.
The panel focused on the challenges of digital scholarship in liberal arts colleges. The discussion highlighted the collaboration between the colleges – Grinnell, Lafayette, Vassar, Williams and Hamilton – “to develop powerful and flexible tools to connect and manipulate information, meet digital research and teaching needs, continue our missions to support access and preservation, and also promote the research and development efforts required to explore new possibilities.”