Thanks to Mary Alexander and Nathan Humpal for presenting at our May brown bag on “Metadata & Digital Projects”! Their talk led to a great discussion with lots of attendance! They have also shared these resources for people who missed it and/or want to learn more:
NISO’s Understanding Metadata: http://www.niso.org/publications/press/UnderstandingMetadata.pdf
Seeing Standards: A Visualization of the Metadata Universe
Its companion, Metadata standard glossary, pamphlet form
Registration is now open for THATCamp Alabama, a statewide event happening on August 9-10, 2013, at the University of Alabama. Organized by representatives from Alabama colleges, universities, and libraries, THATCamp Alabama (http://alabama2013.thatcamp.org/) is an “unconference”— a space to share skills and experiences with technology and humanities and brainstorm ways that we can work collaboratively on digital projects within our institutions and beyond. We are looking for technologists and humanists at all levels and hope to host a diverse group representing researchers, teachers, librarians, curators, archivists, and others. All participants play an active role in setting the event agenda by proposing sessions that reflect their interests.
If you or your colleagues would be interested in attending this event, please spread the word and visit our website: alabama2013.thatcamp.org. To sign up for this free event, please visit our registration page. Space is limited.
Hope to see you at THATCamp Alabama!
Here are the slides from Peter Leonard’s March 7 talk, “Topic Modeling the ‘Great Unread.’” He has done fascinating work with funding from Google on the Scandinavian Literature in the Google Books corpus. Topic modeling is also one approach to text mining worth knowing about. His talk includes many links and references to similar projects.
Andrew Torget’s February talk, “The Promise and Perils of Doing History in a Digital Age” is now up on iTunes U (listed as part of the Summersell Center talks):
If you were unable to attend this talk, this is a terrific resource for people interested in new DH projects as well as an overview of the field and its history.
We’ve been working hard organizing for THATCamp Alabama, a humanities and technology unconference, which will be held in the Ferguson Center August 9 and 10, 2013. We are specifically interested in getting folks together from across Alabama to share ideas and resources about digital pedagogy, digital projects, and possibilities for inter-institutional collaboration. Funding the event is generously provided by the UA College of Arts and Sciences, UA Libraries, and UAB Libraries. Registration opens in early April.
For more information about this event and THATCamps in general, visit: http://alabama2013.thatcamp.org/
For those of you who are interested but could not attend yesterday, Nathan Humpal and Franky Abbott gave a “Building Digital Editions” workshop about basic vocabulary, project planning, and possibilities for creating digital scholarly editions. Resources from their presentation include video and their presentation outline with resources and examples. If you are interested in thinking through or getting started with a digital editions project, don’t hesitate to contact the ADHC to set up a consultation. Thanks Nathan and Franky!
Understanding how databases function and why they are important is key to doing much of the project work we do in the ADHC. Steven Turner of Web Services gave an intro workshop this week: “Using Relational Databases for Digital Research.” He covered some basics about what relational databases are, how they work, and why they are important for organizing data and building web-based projects. Here are resources from the workshop: video, slides, and handout of useful resources. Thanks, Steve!
Claire Lewis Evans, Editor for Digital and Electronic Publishing at The University of Alabama Press, gave a great workshop on intellectual property last week. She has made available many resources from her presentation: video (in Tegrity), slides, and two documents: Campus Copyright Rights and Responsibilities: A Basic Guide to Policy Considerations and The Association of American University Presses Permission FAQs. Thanks so much to Claire for giving us a great overview of the issues at stake within universities.