IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 928: Assessing the Medieval Digital Ecosystem: A Round Table Discussion

Tuesday 2 July 2013, 19.30-20.30

Sponsor:Medieval Electronic Scholarly Alliance (MESA)
Organiser:Dorothy Carr Porter, Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Moderator/Chair:Dorothy Carr Porter, Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Abstract

There are many and varied digital projects focusing on the medieval era, including collections of digitized manuscripts and other cultural heritage objects, tools to facilitate interaction with this content, and electronic scholarly editions. New digital media have brought with them both many advantages and many challenges. This panel seeks to answer the question: which aspects of traditional print scholarship – such as peer review, publishing, and library cataloging – have successfully been recreated in the digital world, and which have not? The panel will bring together representatives from large-scale efforts to federate digital projects and/or aggregate content (e.g., Manuscripts Online, MESA).

Participants include Matthieu Bonicel (Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris), Jennifer Edmond (Trinity College Dublin), Wendy Scase (University of Birmingham), Tim Stinson (North Carolina State University), Joris Job van Zundert (Koninklijke Nederlandse Academie van Wetenschappen, Den Haag) and Emiliano Degl’Innocenti (Società Internazionale per lo Studio del Medioevo Latino, Fondazione Ezio Franceschini, Florence / Università di Firenze).