COLLOQUIUM: Sander Goldberg, UCLA, "The Future of Reference"

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

402 Cohen Hall

What do we expect from a reference work in the Digital Age? or, come to that, what exactly is a modern reference work? The current migration of the Oxford Classical Dictionary from its traditional print form to a new digital platform is revealing the advantages (and uncovering some of the pitfalls) in creating a work of reference for the modern world, and the experience may serve to launch a broader discussion of what contemporary research and teaching require of professional reference tools.