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 2021 (Chicago, IL – VIRTUAL)
The Forum for Classics, Libraries, and Scholarly Communications will be holding its annual meeting on Jan. 5, 12-2pm CST, as part of the AIA/SCS Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. As with the rest of the meeting, this will be a virtual session on Zoom. The meeting is open and free: you do not need to register with either the SCS or the AIA to attend. Please circulate the agenda to all interested colleagues. The zoom link and password are included in the agenda.
The second half of the meeting will be given over to a special presentation. All are invited to attend.
The New Normal for Academic Libraries in a Post-Pandemic World (1:00-2:00pm CST)
Presentation by Barbara Rockenbach, University Librarian, Yale University
Response by Simon Neame, Dean of Libraries, UMass Amherst
Annual Meeting 2020 (Washington, D.C.)
The members of the Forum met at the AIA/SCS annual meeting in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, January 4, 2020. Discussion included updates on the Open Latin and Greek Project and a discussion about challenges and trends in the sustainability and preservation of digital projects, with particular reference to the futures of papyri.info and Trismegistos.
Draft of the minutes.