Digitizing and Copyright

Lest I get too carried away by the prospect of “Rep. Lessig,” I want to add my voice to the chorus of praise for an upcoming copyright conference that I have nothing to do with and cannot attend:

AHRC Primary Sources on Copyright History Project:
Conference — Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th March 2008 — Stationers’ Hall, London

http://www.copyrighthistory.org/

HT: Rebecca Tushnet and Siva Vaidhyanathan

The project that the conference is announcing is alone quite exciting, but today I also read about Omeka, courtesy of my newest most BFB (best favorite blog), Dan Cohen’s Digital Humanities.  If I read the description correctly, Omeka is a platform for publishing digital archives and collections online, i.e., it’s a generalized tool for the kind of thing that the AHRC copyright history project has undertaken.