Crowdsourcing Session: Philosophical Leadership Needed for the Future: Digital Humanities Scholars in Museums

18/11/2011 14:00
18/11/2011 15:30

This crowdsourced panel session will present 1-5 minute video responses from an open call to the community of professionals in archives, libraries, museums and universities as they reflect on the barriers and benefits of implementing digital humanities methodologies in museums.

Participate in the Panel:

**Sign up for a YouTube Account via the web or your mobile device.
**Before shooting your video prepare a written script and record wih your webcam or mobile device as close to a final cut as possible.
**Please edit your video for content and length before submitting it to the panel. You can edit videos within YouTube using the YouTube Editor (
**Please consider captioning your video ( CaptionTube is a valuable tool for making captions for your videos (
**Please answer all three of the interview questions in your 1-5 minute video response:
Question 1:
How can museums advance beyond the continuation of traditional practices utilizing digital tools to a new mode of interpretation that seeks to understand the meanings of collections and scholarship in a new media culture?
Question 2:
What is required of museums to establish digital humanities research centers within the framework of existing institutions?
Question 3:
Why might interdisciplinary and non-traditional scholars from outside the established professional ranks make the best leaders needed for inspired change in the philosophical directions of museums?
**Upload your video to YouTube.
**Please e-mail with your contact information, short biography and link to your posted video, along with the written script of your video response.

When Recording:

**Consider ambient noise, lighting and sound when recording your response.
Say your name, profession, organization and social media handles at the start of the video.
**Mention that the video is part of 39th Annual Museum Computer Network Conference panel, “Philosophical Leadership Needed for the Future: Digital Humanities Scholars in Museums.”
When uploading to YouTube, please tag the video with the keywords:
museum computer network

Rights and Permissions:

**You must submit your video with a Creative Commons CC-BY license [attribution - reuse allowed] (
Videos that are not checked with a Creative Commons CC-BY license will not be included in the panel.


**Videos must be submitted by November 3, 2011.
**Videos submitted after this deadline will be collected in the playlist associated with the panel, but may not be included in the presentation at the conference on November 18, 2011 at 2PM.


Please contact Neal Stimler via e-mail at or @nealstimler on Twitter (!/nealstimler) if you are interested in participating in the panel.

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