What exactly are ‘digital conference proceedings’? What is the best way to go about organizing and presenting a new media conference—i.e. not only a conference that is ON new media, but one that takes place IN new media?
I have been given the job of ‘curating’ the materials that came out of December’s HASTAC V conference. This is a challenging task. We are all familiar with the typical format of conference proceedings—a print collection of talks and keynote addresses, with perhaps a few images, graphs, and hyperlinks thrown in. But what about a conference like HASTAC V in which arguably the most important records of the proceedings take the form of blogs, tweets, online discussions, etc.?
As I am just beginning this project, I don’t have all the answers yet (and maybe I won't ever have them). This is a work in progress, and as such I welcome and solicit any and all comments and suggestions.
You can find the beginnings of my project at: http://hastac.org/content/hastac-2011-digital-scholarly-communication