In review: “From Access to Integration” sessions

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In addition to the Digital Project Demonstrations, the “From Access to Integration” conference (which the Center hosted Nov. 9-10) included:

Evening Session: A Discussion

Two prominent creative and strategic leaders in the field of digital technology and the humanities, shared their thoughts about the potential and the pitfalls of a digital humanities future. Douglas Greenberg (Executive Dean, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University) and Günter Waibel (Director, Digitization Program Office, Smithsonian Institution). Moderator: Arthur Kiron (Curator, Judaica Collections, University of Pennsylvania Libraries)

Working Session I

Oren Kosansky (Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Lewis & Clark College) presented The Rabat Genizah Project: Institutions, Communities, Agendas. 
Yaron Tsur, (Head, School of Jewish Studies, Tel Aviv University) presented The Historical Jewish Press Website. 
Moderator: Anne Kenney (University Librarian, Cornell University)

Working Session II

Jonathan Dekel-Chen (Academic Chairman) & Semion Goldin (Director, the Leonid Nevzlin Center for Russian and East European Jewry, Hebrew University) presented Reconstructing a (Nearly) Lost World: Digital Documentation and Research on East European Jewry. 
Jean-Claude Kuperminc (Director of the Library and Archives, Alliance Israélite Universelle in Paris and President, French Commission on Jewish Archives) presented Partnerships, Autonomy, Visibility: Challenges in Building a Digital Library. 
Rachel Heuberger (Head, Judaica Division at the University Library Frankfurt) presented Company Memory and More: Digitizing Frankfurt University Judaica Collection. 
Moderator: Ann Kirschner, University Dean, Macaulay Honors College, City University of New York

Working Session III

Gila Flam (Music Department, National Library of Israel) presented Audiovisual Prayer: Sound and Letters as a Source of Inspiration and Learning. 
Arthur Kiron (Schottenstein-Jesselson Curator of Judaica Collections, University of Pennsylvania) presented Partnering to Digitize the Holy Land: Photographs of Ottoman Palestine and the Eastern Mediterranean. 
Naomi Steinberger (Director of Library Services, Jewish Theological Seminary) presented One Plus One is Greater than Two: Collaborating in the Digital World. 
Moderator: Charles J. Henry (President, Council of Library and Information Resources)

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