The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Conference Alert: 2008 WebWise Conference

From H-Museum:

2008 WebWise Conference on Libraries and Museums in the Digital World
Miami Beach, Florida
March 5-7, 2008

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and The Wolfsonian-Florida International University (The Wolfsonian-FIU) announce open registration for the 2008 WebWise Conference in Miami Beach, FL. The WebWise Conference is a premier forum for nationally-recognized experts to address the emerging issues and implications of digital technologies for libraries, museums, and other institutions.

The theme for WebWise 2008 is "Web 2.0: The Power of Community." The conference will explore the applications of Web 2.0 technologies to engage audiences and provide access to institutional collections. Current research on online users as well as innovative digital tools and programs to enhance library and museum services will be featured in presentations and demonstrations. The 2008 WebWise Conference will feature keynote addresses by Jonathan Fanton, president of the MacArthur Foundation, and Jeffrey Schnapp, founder-director of the Stanford Humanities Lab, on March 6 and 7 respectively. Two half-day pre-conference workshops, requiring separate registration, will be offered March 5, including 1) an Introduction to Web 2.0 for Libraries and Museums and 2) Digital Applications for the Humanities, organized by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

There are no registration fees for the WebWise Conference, but space is limited. For more information about this year's conference, including the agenda, online registration, and information about travel and lodging, visit Visit for information on past WebWise conferences.

The annual WebWise Conference is sponsored by IMLS and this year will be co-hosted by The Wolfsonian-FIU, with support from the Florida Center for Library Automation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority.

The WebWise welcome reception is sponsored by The Steven and Dorothea Green Library , Florida International University; The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University; Miami Art Museum; The Otto G. Richter Library, University of Miami; Vizcaya Museum & Gardens; The Wolfsonian-Florida International University.

Contact: Susanna Temkin
Phone: 305.535.2632

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