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Dale Askey presents "Engaging Faculty and Students in Digital Scholarship"

Monday, February 4, 2013, from 9:00am to 10:00am
Strand Union Building, Procrastinator Theater

The MSU Library is pleased to welcome Dale Askey, Associate University Librarian at McMaster University, to Montana State University on Monday, February 4, 2013. Askey will give a public presentation titled "Engaging Faculty and Students in Digital Scholarship" in the Procrastinator Theater at 9:00 a.m. on February 4. Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to attend this presentation.

Digital scholarship is defined by the creative and deliberate application of computing technologies to research that was previously conducted using analog means. It is nearly always multidisciplinary, requires a high degree of collaboration, and is both influenced by and engaged in the digital culture in which we live. Digital scholarship thrives in an environment where knowledge and data are shared as openly as possible.

Dale Askey currently serves as the Associate University Librarian at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, where he also occupies the role of Administrative Director of the Lewis & Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship. He has filled a wide range of roles in libraries, primarily in collection development, public services, Web services, and information technology management. After starting out in libraries and IT at Washington University in St. Louis, he embarked on his professional library career at the University of Utah, with subsequent stays at Yale University and Kansas State University before joining McMaster in 2011. In 2009-2010, he was a visiting professor in electronic publishing and multimedia at the University of Applied Sciences in Leipzig, Germany, teaching in their library science, publishing, and museum studies programs. His ongoing research project is to document the cultural manifestations of the German-speaking minority that remained in the Czech and Slovak Republics after the 1946 expulsion decrees. He publishes and speaks frequently in Germany on various topics from the North American library world, and is currently translating the standard work on German libraries into English for publication in 2014.