METRO DigitalHumanitiesPlus SIG inaugural meeting — Oct 22 — 4 PM-6 PM

We are pleased to announce the inaugural meeting of the new METRO DigitalHumanitiesPlus (DH+) Special Interest Group (SIG)

When:
Tuesday October 22, 2013
4:00 PM

Where:
METRO Training Center
57 East 11th Street
4th Floor
New York, NY

Our guest speaker will be Rebecca Federman, Culinary Collections Librarian at NYPL

Title and a brief description of her talk:

“What’s on the Menu?: The story of a crowd sourced project at NYPL”

With approximately 45,000 menus dating from the 1840s to the present, The New York Public Library’s restaurant menu collection is one of the largest in the world, used by historians, chefs, novelists and everyday food enthusiasts. Trouble is, the menus are very difficult to search for the greatest treasures they contain: specific information about dishes, prices, and the organization of meals. What’s on the Menu? aims to solve this by asking the general public to help transcribe each menu, dish by dish, to expand the ways in which the collection can be accessed.

After Rebecca’s presentation, the group will gather to discuss ideas for future meetings — and will have a chance to network with others.

This is a FREE event but please register here: http://metro.org/events/409/

To learn more about the METRO DH+ SIG, visit our lib guide: http://libguides.metro.org/digitalhumanitiesplus or contact Co-conveners Caroline Fuchs (fuchsc@stjohns.edu) or Kathryn Shaughnessy (shaughnk@stjohns.edu)

We look forward to seeing you there!

Caroline Fuchs and Kathryn Shaughnessy

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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