WebWise Conference on Libraries and Museums in the Digital World
Since 2000, the WebWise conference has brought together representatives of museums, libraries, archives, systems science, education, and other fields interested in the future of high-quality online content for inquiry and learning. This annual conference highlights recent research and innovations in digital technology, explores their potential impacts on library and museum services, and promotes effective museum and library practices in the digital environment. It also provides recipients of technology-based grants from the Institute with an opportunity to showcase their exemplary projects.
WebWise 2013: Putting the Learner at the Center
WebWise 2013 was held March 6-8 at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace in Baltimore, MD.
In 2013, WebWise will steal a page from unconferences and thatcamps and feature a participatory and interactive format, with workshops, sessions, and lightning talks that give everyone more opportunities to learn from and collaborate with each other.
Previous WebWise Conferences
WebWise 2012: Tradition and Innovation
WebWise 2012 took place February 29th-March 2nd, 2012 at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace in Baltimore, MD.
WebWise 2011: Libraries, Museums, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) in Research, Education, and Practice
March 9-11, 2011
WebWise 2010: Imagining the Digital Future
March 3-5, 2010
WebWise 2009: Digital Debates
February 25-27, 2009
WebWise 2008: WebWise 2.0: The Power of Community
March 5-8, 2008
WebWise 2007: Stewardship in the Digital Age: Managing Museum and Library Collections for Preservation and Use
March 1-2, 2007
WebWise 2006: Inspiring Discovery, Unlocking Collections
February 15-17, 2006
WebWise 2005: Libraries and Museums in the Digital World
February 17-18, 2005
WebWise 2004: Sharing Digital Resources
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The 2011 WebWise Conference on Libraries and Museums in the Digital World was held in Baltimore, March 9-11, with preconferences on the 9th and the main conference on the 10th and 11th. The theme for the 2011 conference was “Libraries, Museums, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) in Research, Education, and Practice.”
The 2010 WebWise Conference was held March 4-5, at the Hyatt Regency, Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado with a day of pre-conference workshops on March 3. The theme was "Imagining the Digital Future." Conference programs addressed the successes and innovations of the past as well as the opportunities and challenges that can help drive museum and library sciences into the future.
The 10th annual WebWise Conference was held in Washington, D.C., February 26-27, 2009. The conference focused on some of the problematic “Big Issues” faced by museums, libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions as they deal with emerging technologies, changing social behaviors and expectations, and new economic realities.The Proceedings Book provides summaries of each session, full text of conference keynotes, and more.
The 2009 WebWise Conference was held February 26-27 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., with a day of pre-conference workshops on February 25. The theme was “Digital Debates.” Panelists and attendees discussed the complicated and sometimes problematic “Big Issues” faced by museums, libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions in terms of emerging technologies.
The 9th annual WebWise Conference was held in Miami Beach, Florida, March 5-7, 2008. Sessions featured library and museum leaders as well as experts outside of the cultural heritage community who stimulated conversation and reflected on the challenges posed by emerging technologies. The Proceedings Book provides summaries of each session, full text of conference keynotes, and more.