Papers Panel: Virtual, Mechanical, Invisible, and Radical: Rochester Convergences Across Town and Across Disciplines
STEM technologies are dramatically changing the ways that special collections professionals study, preserve, and create access to our collections. These technologies come from disciplines with which special collections have not traditionally collaborated. Professionals in cultural heritage fields may not yet be actively interacting with colleagues in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, but they will sooner than they think. STEM technologies are not traditionally aligned with cultural heritage fields, yet they are having a profound effect on our understanding of the historical artifacts in our care.