Next VizCult: Leslie Vega, Binghamton University, TODAY

“A New Alexandria: Libraries and the Digital Revolution”

Wednesday, September 19, 5:15 pm

FA 218

Over the last two decades, libraries have sought to promote the latest in digital technologies. Yet many scholars, especially art historians, have an ambivalent relationship with technology and the costs and benefits of “going digital.” This lecture will discuss two approaches to digitization and libraries: the broad and immediate access that online art and art history resources provide, and the discourse addressing its limitations. I will also explore several library resources that are useful to the academic community, point to Digital Humanities projects that incorporate visual literacy into their framework, and stress the importance of the library as an intellectual hub.

Leslie Vega is the new Visual Arts Librarian at Binghamton University.

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