CfP: ScholarlyTools for Sharing Knowledge in the Digital Era

Symposium title: “ScholarlyTools for Sharing Knowledge in the Digital Era” 
Conference: 25th International Congress of History of Science, and Technology 
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Dates: 23 to 29 July 2017
Sponsoring body: Commission on Bibliography and Documentation of the IUHPST/DHST
Contact: Stephen Weldon
Deadline: November 20

ScholarlyTools for Sharing Knowledge in the Digital Era” will be a four-session symposium, composed of 12-16 papers. 

If you are interested in participating in this symposium. Please contact Stephen Weldon by November 20 with a paper topic and title.

The abstract of the symposium is as follows:

At the turn of the twentieth century, bibliography of history of science was a major enterprise and several large and distinguished projects were begun at that time. The drive to create bibliography was closely tied to the rise of the discipline of history of science, technology, and medicine. One hundred years later, the world of information has changed dramatically as we have moved into a new networked world. New bibliographical and reference tools have emerged to meet new needs of a robust and healthy scholarly enterprise. These new tools have transformed the expectations and nature of scholarship.

This session features the work of historians who have run or designed digitally based scholarly reference resources and of librarians and archivists who study and learn to navigate these resources. The authors of the papers have been asked to focus on how these new digital projects have attempted to addressed the current needs of scholars, librarians, and archivists: How successful have they been? Where have they not lived up to expectations? What are the most pressing needs for the next decade? We are especially interested in understanding the elements of reference that are specific to our discipline. What kinds of resources do historians of science and technology need to access in order to produce good work?