Tuesday, November 4th

Tuesday, November 4th

9:00 AM-10:00 AM



9:45 AM-11:00 AM


David Blumberg, Greetings
Keynote Address:
 Yoram Eshet-Alkalai, Cyclical Changes in Literacy through History: A Technological Approach

11:00 AM-11:30 AM Coffee break
11:30 AM-1:00 PM

Panel Session 1: Building Judaica Digital Collections in the 21st Century


Chair Lena Stanley-Clamp, Europeana Judaica
Presenter Violet Radnofsky, Harvard University Library
Discussants Rachel Heuberger, University Library Frankfurt
Catherine Eagleton, The British Library
Sabina Magrini, Biblioteca Palatina in Parma
1:00 PM-2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM-3:30 PM

Poster Presentations

Dudu Amitai, Yad Ya’ari Archive
Yad Ya'ari: Taking the Archives out of the Archive

Frank Mecklenburg, Leo Baeck Institute
Ann Brener, Library of Congress
Jewish Collections on the Library of Congress
Tsafra Siew, The National Library of Israel
The International Digital Library of Hebrew Manuscripts

Yaacov Choueka, Friedberg Genizah Project
The Friedberg Project for the Babylonian Talmud Variants

Robin Nobel, Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe
Kinga Dévény, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Kaufman, Goldziher and Beyond:
Judaica Collections in the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Science

Lena Stanley-Clamp, European Association for Jewish Culture
Judaica Europeana
Joseph Galron-Goldschlager, The Ohio State University
Moden Hebrew Literature: A Bio-Bibliographical Lexicon

Heide Warncke, Ets Haim - Livaria Montezions
Ets Haim: The Oldest Jewish Library in the World Steps into the 21st Century
Deborah Kacowicz, Fundación IWO
Archives of Fundación IWO
Anita Weinstein, Centro de Documentación e Información sobre Judaísmo Argentino “Marc Turkow” AMIA
The Mission of Marc Turkow Center

Chezkie Kasnett, The National Library of Israel
JPress: The Historical Jewish Press Project

Stefan Wimmer, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bavarian State Library
Gisèle Lévy, Centro Bibliografico Ucei
Centro Bibliografico Ucei: Goals and Projects
3:30 PM-3:45 PM Coffee Break
3:45 PM-5:15 PM

Panel Session 2: Audiences of 21st Century Judaica Collections and their Needs: Books, Periodicals, Photographs, Ephemera and Digitally-Born Content


Chair William Gross, Gross Family Collection
Presenter Arthur Kiron, University of Pennsylvania
Discussants Yaacov Lozowick, Israel State Archive
Hezi Amiur, The National Library of Israel
Yoel Finkelman, The National Library of Israel