The Forum for Classics, Libraries, and Scholarly Communication (FCLSC), also known as the Classics Librarians’ Forum, brings together librarians and researchers interested in classical studies, in order to promote the exchange of information and ideas and to collaborate on projects of mutual interest. The impetus for the forum grew out of meetings at Princeton University and the Center for Hellenic Studies in 2004. As an officially affiliated group of the Society for Classical Studies since 2005, the Forum aims to support initiatives of the SCS relating to libraries and scholarly communication.
The officers of the Forum are David M. Ratzan (Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University), chair, and Rebecca Stuhr (University of Pennsylvania), secretary. Their term lasts two years from January 2019 to January 2021.
Past chairs have included Gerald Heverly (New York University), Rhea Lesage (Harvard), Rebecka Lindau (American Academy at Rome), Catherine Mardikes (University of Chicago), Colin McCaffrey (Yale University), Lucie Stylianopoulos (University of Virginia), and David Sullivan (University of Notre Dame).
Annual Meeting 2019 (San Diego)
The members of the Forum met at the AIA/SCS annual meeting in San Diego on Saturday, January 5, 2019. Discussion included updates on the Open Latin and Greek Project and a panel discussion about the new and evolving intersection of libraries and academic departments when it comes to digital projects, including Dr. Jenny Kreiger (Mellon Postdoctoral Scholar in Library-Museum Collaboration at the University of Oregon), Dr. Danielle Smotherman Bennett (The Friends of Classics and Barbara Schuch Endowed Postdoctoral Fellow in Classics and Digital Humanities, San Diego State University), and Dr. Tom Keegan (Head, Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio, University of Iowa).
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