Cultural Heritage at Scale
Cultural Heritage in the Age of Big Data

June 1, 2018
Vanderbilt University · Nashville, Tennessee

#CHAS18


Topics

What are the ethical dimensions of conducting digital scholarship on cultural heritage in the era of big data?

Limits

Are there limits beyond the right to privacy and copyright law to what we should make digitally available?

Sharing

How does sharing materials online affect, benefit, or potentially harm cultural communities?

Ethics

What are the ethical implications of digitally preserving and providing access to cultural materials online?

Projects

Cultural Heritage projects we'll be discussing during the conference

Shades of Grey and Blue

Project Director: Susan Knowles

The Fiction of Privacy

Director: Jay Clayton

MATRIX

Ethan Watrall: Associate Director

Interaction Geography

Project Lead: Ben Rydal Shapiro

About

The Origins of the Cultural Heritage at Scale Symposium

  • Vanderbilt Libraries

    The Vanderbilt University Libraries are an integral part of the intellectual and cultural life of the university and community. Our libraries are engaged in major initiatives within Vanderbilt, as well as nationally and internationally.

  • Council on Library and Information Resources

    CLIR is an independent, nonprofit organization that forges strategies to enhance research, teaching, and learning environments in collaboration with libraries, cultural institutions, and communities of higher learning.

  • 2012

    Coherence at Scale

    The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and Vanderbilt University formed the Committee on Coherence at Scale for Higher Education in 2012 to examine emerging national-scale digital projects. The Committee on Coherence at Scale fosters strategic thinking about how to rigorously manage the transition from analog to digital in higher education.

  • June 2-3, 2016

    Cultural Heritage at Scale Symposium

    A symposium co-sponsored by CLIR and Vanderbilt University to explore preserving digital cultural heritage at scale.

  • June 2, 2017

    Crowd-sourcing with a Human Face

    A symposium sponsored by Vanderbilt University Libraries to explore the ethical dimensions of crowd-sourcing.

  • June 1, 2018

    Cultural Heritage in the Age of Big Data

    A symposium sponsored by Vanderbilt University Libraries to explore the ethical dimensions of digital scholarship.

Speakers

Speakers will present overviews of their cultural heritage projects.

Susan Knowles

Digital Humanities Research Fellow Center for Historic Preservation
Middle Tennessee State University

Jay Clayton

Director of the Curb Center,
Vanderbilt University

Ben Rydal Shapiro

Ph.D. Learning Sciences/Learning,
Teaching & Diversity

Ethan Watrall

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
Associate Director, MATRIX; Michigan State University

Funded by the Jean Acker Wright University Library Staff Development Fund of Vanderbilt University.

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