Today we move into the Research, Informatics, and the Published Record panel, and feature the presentation by one of our colleagues in the BHL-Australia camp, Dr. Elycia Wallis. You can also see an interview with her on the Conference Interviews page.
Panel 1: Research, Informatics, and the Published Record
Panelist: Elycia Wallis
Presentation Title: "Digitising for What?"
Through her presentation, Dr. Wallis challenged the audience to ask themselves why we are doing the digitization we are doing and whether, through this digitization, we are succeeding in our aim. She argues that much of the information about species on this planet, or particularly those already extinct, is only contained within the pages of legacy literature, and if we want to learn about them, we must make this literature accessible. She also makes some very salient points regarding target audiences. Be sure to check out her presentation, and see the final slides with notes for deeper commentary.