About the 2006 ERF

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June 28, 2006

On Monday, September 18, 2006, WCAS and the University Library will host a full-day program -- the Electronic Resources Forum (ERF). The purpose of the Forum, which is required for all incoming doctoral students in humanities and social science disciplines, is to ensure that you have a solid working overview of those electronic resources that are relevant to your research. We are looking forward to your participation in this program.

The day includes subject-specific sessions which are being developed based on the disciplinary interests of the participants, and other sessions in which Northwestern faculty present original digitally-born scholarship. You can see some examples of topics from previous years on the 2005 ERF web site (http://www.library.northwestern.edu/collections/sept2005/), but please remember that these past sessions are only general examples. Later in the summer, we will send you descriptions of this year’s sessions, and ask you to select and rank your top choices. Other activities on the 18th will include breakfast, lunch, and a reception in the late afternoon.

So that we may structure the event to match the level of computer expertise of the group, we ask that you now complete a brief questionnaire. Please read through the information below and complete the questionnaire, either in hard copy or on this year’s web site: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/collections/erf2006/. Should you have any questions, feel free to contact Esther Somdah (e-somdah@northwestern.edu) or Jeeyuhn Yoon Kang (jyo806@northwestern.edu). Please submit the questionnaire by Monday, July 10. To submit by regular mail, please send the questionnaire to Ruth Reingold, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, 1922 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208.

You will receive the schedule of events and the selection forms in August. We look forward to seeing you on September 18th.

Sincerely,


Heidi Schellman
Associate Dean
Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences

Ruth Reingold
Assistant Dean, Computing Technology
Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences

Harriet Lightman
Bibliographer
Northwestern University Library