La Sapienza University dedicates two study days to digital re-use. This is the remit of ‘Fare per non sprecare’ (Do, so as not to waste), a conference organised by Gianfranco Crupi, Paola Castellucci and Antonella Sbrilli (Sapienza University of Rome). Digital resources, extracted from their contexts of origin, are contextually relocated, even for purposes other than those for which they were produced, suggested and enjoyed in ways that are potentially (and hopefully) in harmony with open access policies and copyright protection.
Over the course of two days (9 and 10 June), scholars from the fields of research, higher education, libraries, archives and the publishing world will reflect on the conference keywords: digital resources (what they are, how collections of texts, images and objects communicate and interact with each other, and the databases that store them, including how accessible and usable they are); and re-use (its meaning, practically and theoretically, and what this term refers to in an age in which data is continually extracted and relocated, with its richness and potential often ignored or even under-utilised due to problems of incompatibility).
The conference, which was conceived at the DigiLab Research Centre of La Sapienza University, aims to compare national and international experiences (e.g. Europeana, Creative Commons and Wikimedia Italia) and projects matured in the fields of applied research, didactics, the valorisation of digital heritage, technological innovation, and developed in the fields of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.
Fare per non sprecare. Nei laboratori del riuso digitale/ Do so as not to waste. In the laboratories of digital re-use, study conference, curated by Gianfranco Crupi, Paola Castellucci, and Antonella Sbrilli
Thursday, June 9 – Friday June 10, 2022, DigiLab Research Centre, La Sapienza University, via dei Volsci, 122, Rome
cover-image: Paolo Albani, Libro e segnalibro composti usando il linguaggio della rete, 2004, courtesy Paolo Albani