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ARL Fall Forum to Explore Research Partnerships in Digital Scholarship for the Humanities and Social Sciences—Register by September 17

L’Enfant’s plan of Washington, DC, image by Library of Congress

A few seats remain open for the ARL Fall Forum 2015, “Research Partnerships in Digital Scholarship for the Humanities and Social Sciences,” to be held at the Dupont Circle Hotel in Washington, DC, on Thursday, October 8. The deadline to register for the forum has been extended to Thursday, September 17.

This daylong event launches the Julia C. Blixrud Memorial Lecture along with the Julia C. Blixrud Scholarship, which will support the attendance of one master of library and information science (MLIS) student or recent graduate at the ARL Fall Forum each year. The inaugural Blixrud Memorial Lecture will be presented by Tara McPherson, associate professor of critical studies in the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts.

Geoffrey Boulton, Regius professor of geology emeritus and senior honorary professorial fellow at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, will wrap up the Fall Forum this year with a discussion of global partnerships in digital scholarship. Through his role as a fellow at the Royal Society, Boulton is coordinating the United Kingdom’s response to the possibilities inherent in broader access to data and publications. He will present an international view of this issue for forum participants.

Other program sessions will explore emerging publishing models in the humanities at three major research universities, digital research methods and tools in the social sciences, and funding strategies for research partnerships across institutions and across borders.


Register online for the ARL Fall Forum by Thursday, September 17, 2015. The registration fee is $275 for anyone affiliated with an ARL member institution, CNI member institution, or SPARC member institution; registration is $300 for all others. This fee includes a continental breakfast, coffee/tea breaks, and lunch.

More Information

For more details, including a preliminary program schedule, visit the ARL Fall Forum 2015 website. Please direct questions about the forum to Sue Baughman, ARL deputy executive director, sue@arl.org.

About ARL

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 124 research libraries in the US and Canada. ARL’s mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the web at http://www.arl.org/.

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