New Sponsor: Ashgate

We are very happy to announce our new sponsor: Ashgate. Ashgate is a publisher that has consistently promoted work in the Digital Humanities. It has published a number of important works in the field, and has always shown interest in new and innovative ideas.

Ashgate will have a book stall at Interface 2011 where conference attendees may purchase many of their publications.

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Ashgate is a leading independent publisher committed to providing the library market with the finest academic scholarship. Each year, Ashgate publishes more than 700 new books, representing the best academic research and professional practice from around the world. Ashgate’s Information and Cultural Management list is growing in response to international demand for new and innovative titles on the management of cultural organizations including the visual and performing arts, museums and heritage institutions, and library and information centres.

Information and Cultural Management titles from Ashgate include a wide range of authoritative texts on key skills in libraries, museums, archives, and heritage institutions. Many of our texts have reached their second, third or even later editions in recognition of their valuable contribution to information and cultural management best practice. The list includes a range of practical and reference books on archives and record management, classification, library planning and design, and museum management, with a heritage management list in development. We also have a particularly strong list of research monographs in library and information science.

Format

Expert-led training

Participants will leave the symposium with new skills and insights gained from a variety of targeted training sessions. Specialists will give 30 minute presentations on funding, organising and promoting successful interdisciplinary projects in industry and academia. A panel of invited experts will respond to questions submitted both prior to and during the symposium, in order to give direct feedback to the delegates.

Idea Generation

Fundamental to the success of this event will be the exchange of existing ideas and the creation of new ones.
All participants will be required to present a ‘lightning talk’ outlining their research in such a way that it is accessible to those outside their own discipline. There will be a number of informal opportunities for delegates to develop their ideas further with other interested participants.

Community Building

InterFace will provide a permanent Web presence as we recognise that many of the best ideas will occur to participants after they have had time to digest the event itself. Social networking facilities will enable participants to maintain a personal profile of interests and contact details. These will carry over into future InterFace symposia in order to build a community of practitioners that provides support, advice and contribution to new collaborative ventures.