Yale Digital Media Center to Host Symposium

The Digital Media Center for the Arts at Yale will host its first annual symposium on Friday, Nov. 21, 1-5 p.m., in the Lecture Hall of the Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. Titled “University Libraries and Museums in the Digital Marketplace,” the symposium will address the challenges posed by emerging technologies to research universities with distinguished library and museum collections. The symposium is free and open to the public.

The first half of the program will consider the following questions: How can the mission of a research university be most fully realized in the digital arena? How do digital technologies affect a university’s traditional commitments to teaching, learning and discovery? What problems and opportunities does this pose in the realms of intellectual property, copyright and distance learning?

The second half of the symposium will provide an overview of emerging digital marketplace models, such as museum licensing initiatives that provide Internet access to art collections, and other Internet publishing enterprises. Speakers will include Charles Altschul, lecturer and consultant on multimedia technology and the arts; Susan Ball, executive director of the College Art Association; Michael Ester, president of Luna Imaging Inc.; and Geoffrey Samuels, founder of the Museum Licensing Collective. A round table discussion will conclude the symposium, and a reception will follow.

This event is sponsored by the new Digital Media Center for the Arts, an interdisciplinary site for learning, teaching and expression in the arts –currently under development – with support from the Yale Center for British Art; the Yale University Art Gallery; the Yale schools of Art, Architecture, Drama, and Music; the Yale University Library and Yale Information Technology Services. It is part of the Information Technology Services lecture series.

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