Digitizing Medieval Manuscripts: Creating a Scholarly Resource

Garrett Room, Milton S. Eisenhower Library

The Johns Hopkins University

Tuesday November 10, 1998
6:00 Dinner for participants
Wednesday November 11, 1998
8:30-9:00 Coffee
9:00-9:10 Welcome-James G. Neal, Director, Eisenhower Library
9:10-9:20 Overview of issues, introduction of James O'Donnell, University of Pennsylvania by Stephen Nichols, Johns Hopkins University
9:20-9:30 James O'Donnell on logistics of day and his role as moderator
9:30-10:45 Statements by medievalists of scholarly desiderata for digital surrogates. Sylvia Huot, Cambridge University, Kevin Brownlee, University of Pennsylvania, Lori Walters, Florida State University. Comments by William Voelkle, Pierpont Morgan Library and William G. Noel, Walters Art Gallery from the curatorial perspective. Comments from audience on panelists' statements and other perspectives on the use of manuscripts.
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-11:45 Demonstration of websites supporting scholarly research by Consuelo Dutschke, Columbia University, Syvia Huot, Cambridge University, and Daniel Pitti, University of Virginia
11:45-12:30 Discussion of problem identification
12:30-1:30 Buffet lunch in meeting room. Remarks by Michel Zink, Collège de France
1:30-2:00 Philectre demonstration by Bernard Cerquiglini, National Institute for the French Language and Jean-Louis Lebrave, Institute for Modern French Texts and Manuscripts
2:00-3:15 Response and discussion of metadata/access possibilities by Daniel Pitti, University of Virginia, Larry Creider, University of Pennsylvania, Consuelo Dutschke, Columbia University
3:15-4:00 Response and discussion of technical possibilities by Fred Mintzer, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
4:00-4:15 Break
4:15-5:00 Moderator summary of scholarly desiderata and possible solutions based on technical and metadata sessions
6:00- Dinner for participants

Funding for the colloquium is provided by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, Ameritech, the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (Paris) and Centre Louis Marin (Johns Hopkins University).