Manuscripts in the Digital Age Workshop

Kent State University School of Library and Information Science is pleased to co-sponsor “Manuscripts in the Digital Age Workshop," hosted by the Roshan Institute for Persian Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. Other co-sponsors include Tufts University’s Perseids Project, UMD’s Arts and Humanities Center for Synergy and UMD’s School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (SLLC).

The workshop will bring together researchers, curators, librarians and technical specialists from the Perseus Digital Library, Library of Congress, Digital Latin Library, Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies (UPenn), Freer & Sackler Galleries, and Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities to discuss the technical challenges for the creation of an integrated online "manuscript workspace."

The technical participants in this workshop want to better understand the needs and types of functionality that scholars, students, citizen scientists, and those working in the GLAM sector would ideally like to see in such a workspace. For this reason, we are asking any of you who work on manuscripts to consider taking this very brief questionnaire about what types of features and functionality you would like to see developed for digital manuscript studies.

For more information, download the workshop schedule or visit the Persian Manuscript Initiative website