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International experts discuss trends of digital scholarship development

01 Nov 2018

Keynote speakers Dr Donald Waters (left) and Dr Miguel Varela discuss the trends of digital scholarship development
Keynote speakers Dr Donald Waters (left) and Dr Miguel Varela discuss the trends of digital scholarship development

 
HKBU academics shares their views and works.
HKBU academics shares their views and works.

The annual Fall Symposium on Digital Scholarship was held by the University Library on 25 October to highlight international development and showcase HKBU’s Digital Scholarship Grant projects.

 

Two international experts, namely Dr Donald Waters from the American Andrew and W Mellon Foundation and Dr Miguel Escobar Varela from the National University of Singapore, were invited to give keynote speeches at the event.

 

Dr Waters discussed the “Urgent Issues in Scholarly Communications in the Humanities” while Dr Varela spoke about “The Dreams and Realities of Digital Humanities: A Perspective from Singapore”.

 

Three HKBU faculty members also provided updates on recent Library-related projects. This included Professor Clara Ho, Head of the Department of History, who talked about the Sun Yat-sen Parks Database and Dr Angel Lai, Research Assistant Professor from the Department of Social Work, who spoke about “Yinheritance? Cultural Celebrations for Ethnic Minority Children’s Well-being”. Professor David Chung from the Department of Music shared the Online Thematic Catalogue of Lully Keyboard Arrangements database.