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The Bookaneers: Copyright Roundup: ACRL 2013 and in the Library Classroom

Posted: May 7th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Bookaneers: Copyright Roundup: ACRL 2013 and in the Library Classroom

Recently I’ve been thinking about copyright and fair use, and specifically what we are telling students about these increasingly important matters. I think a lot of times we shy away from talking to students about copyright, because we are worried about giving them legal advice or because we assume that they don’t care and won’t listen. However, I think it is really important to talk to students about copyright, because we want them to be responsible users of copyrighted materials and responsible owners of copyrighted materials. If we don’t talk to them about the important social and economic issues around knowledge creation and production, where will they get their ideas about copyright from? The people who are talking the most vocally about it: big media conglomerates who have an interest in protecting their intellectual property at all costs. And if we don’t teach our students about fair use? Probably no one else will.

The Bookaneers: Copyright Roundup: ACRL 2013 and in the Library Classroom.


ACRL 2013: Data Services | Spinstah

Posted: May 7th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off on ACRL 2013: Data Services | Spinstah

Data Services: Making it Happen

Heather Coates , IUPUI , Indianapolis , IN

Stacy Konkiel , Indiana University, Bloomington , Bloomington , IN

Michael Witt , Purdue University , West Lafayette , IN

Data deluge: volume velocity variety

Challenges: Privacy and security – digital data (surprisingly fragile) vs analog data. How to discover access reuse. Open data? (public funds used to create it – need to figure out how to give it back to the funders)

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ACRL Conference Notes + Selected Tweets | Erin Dorney

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ACRL Conference Notes + Selected Tweets

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WesLive: Wesleyan’s Community Blog » Blog Archive » ACRL 2013: Academic libraries and diversity

Posted: May 7th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off on WesLive: Wesleyan’s Community Blog » Blog Archive » ACRL 2013: Academic libraries and diversity

This past week I attended the 2013 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Conference in  Indianapolis.  (Great city—very walkable with wonderful restaurants and museums.)  The ACRL Conference provides opportunities to talk to colleagues and vendors about developments in academic library systems, resources and services.  This is the first post in a series about issues raised at the conference:

via WesLive: Wesleyan’s Community Blog » Blog Archive » ACRL 2013: Academic libraries and diversity.


ACRL 2013: Visual Literacy In Action by Greg Hatch on Prezi

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ACRL 2013: Visual Literacy in Action. Academic libraries can model the transformation of the ACRL Visual Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education into inspiring promotional materials, instruction sessions, and library services.

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#acrl2013 henry rollins (with images, tweets) · RobertLeckie · Storify

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Storify: #acrl2013 henry rollins

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ACRL 2013: Library Conversations | EasyBib

Posted: May 7th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off on ACRL 2013: Library Conversations | EasyBib

While at ACRL, I had the pleasure of speaking with Michele Van Hoeck of Project Information Literacy and Instruction Coordinator at California Maritime Academy. She really summed up why ACRL is such a great conference.

via ACRL 2013: Library Conversations | EasyBib.


ACRL 2013: Hybrid Open Access | Spinstah

Posted: May 7th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off on ACRL 2013: Hybrid Open Access | Spinstah

Halfway Open or Halfway Shut?: OA Hybrid Journals in Academia

Robin CHAMPIEUX , Oregon Health Sciences University , Portland , OR

Jill Emery , Portland State University , Portland , OR

Kasia Stasik , Harrassowitz Booksellers & Subscription Agents , Washougal , WA

 

Why is hybrid open access important? Relationship to what we know about author publication behavior and current journal publication landscape. Deserves consideration – disciplined analysis of what’s going on. Understand the model and have productive conversations with publishers, authors, librarians.

ACRL 2013: Hybrid Open Access | Spinstah.


Project SAILS » ACRL 2013: Our Interview With Laura From Credo Reference

Posted: May 7th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off on Project SAILS » ACRL 2013: Our Interview With Laura From Credo Reference

On April 8, 2013 Credo Reference released the results of a survey they conducted on the information literacy skills of students from more than 400 institutions. Credo also shared these results at a breakfast discussion during the ACRL 2013 conference.

We spoke with Laura Miller, a marketing manager/analyst at Credo, to learn more about the findings from their survey.

via Project SAILS » ACRL 2013: Our Interview With Laura From Credo Reference.


ACRL 2013 Battledecks – YouTube

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ACRL 2013 Battledecks

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Feminist Pedagogy ACRL 2013

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Project SAILS » ACRL 2013: Interview with Melanie Sellar About Information Literacy Narratives

Posted: May 7th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off on Project SAILS » ACRL 2013: Interview with Melanie Sellar About Information Literacy Narratives

On the second day of the ACRL 2013 Conference, we had the great pleasure of having lunch with Melanie Sellar. Melanie is currently the Education Services Librarian at Marymount College in Los Angeles.

 

During the ACRL Conference, Melanie was leading a session titled, “Visible Thinking: Using Course-Integrated Research Narratives to Engage Students and Assess Learning.” We invited her to lunch so we could hear more about her session and understand the value of research narratives in information literacy instruction.

Project SAILS » ACRL 2013: Interview with Melanie Sellar About Information Literacy Narratives.


OCLC Symposium at ACRL 2013: Parents, Alumni and Libraries – YouTube

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OCLC Symposium at ACRL 2013: Parents, Alumni and Libraries

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ACRL 2013: Interview with Brooke Gilmore – YouTube

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ACRL 2013: Interview with Brooke Gilmore

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What You Missed at ACRL | DC Telegraph: Institutional Repository and Open Access Success Stories

Posted: May 7th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off on What You Missed at ACRL | DC Telegraph: Institutional Repository and Open Access Success Stories

Congratulations are in order to all of you who presented at ACRL.  For those unable to attend, here are links to the presentation materials of a few of the champions in the IR world. Please let us know about any we might have missed.

“Is an institutional repository right for your small college library?”

Janell Wertzberger, Gettysburg College

http://cupola.gettysburg.edu/librarypubs/12/

via What You Missed at ACRL | DC Telegraph: Institutional Repository and Open Access Success Stories.


Project SAILS » Our Recap of ACRL 2013

Posted: May 7th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off on Project SAILS » Our Recap of ACRL 2013

We were very excited to attend the ACRL Conference held two weeks ago in Indianapolis, Indiana and the conference did not disappoint!

We had the pleasure of talking with many great academic librarians from across the world about the current information literacy instruction at their universities and sharing how Project SAILS could help guide these instruction programs. In fact, the first evening of the conference, we talked with librarians from Australia, Hong Kong, and South Africa.

via Project SAILS » Our Recap of ACRL 2013.


OCLC Symposium at ACRL 2013: Four Pillars of Data Visualization – YouTube

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OCLC Symposium at ACRL 2013: Four Pillars of Data Visualization

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Latest news on the stm publishing industry from scope e knowledge center pvt ltd

Posted: May 7th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off on Latest news on the stm publishing industry from scope e knowledge center pvt ltd

STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, and IEDA (Integrated Earth Data Applications), an NSF-funded data facility in the geosciences at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, are jointly launching a new competition, the International Data Rescue Competition, which aims to improve preservation and access of research data in the earth sciences discipline. The challenge invites members of the international geosciences community who have worked on efforts that advance preservation and access of research data, particularly dark data, to share their work and the varied ways that these data are being processed, stored and used.

Latest news on the stm publishing industry from scope e knowledge center pvt ltd.


ACRL 2013 draws more than 4,800 to Indianapolis | American Libraries Magazine

Posted: May 7th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off on ACRL 2013 draws more than 4,800 to Indianapolis | American Libraries Magazine

INDIANAPOLIS – NPR’s Maria Hinojosa brought ACRL 2013 to a close, as more than 4,800 library staff, exhibitors, speakers and guests from 50 states and 19 countries met from April 10 – 13 at the Indiana Convention Center to discuss the changing role of academic libraries.

via ACRL 2013 draws more than 4,800 to Indianapolis | American Libraries Magazine.


the pinakes: THE INDIANAPOLIS 300: WRAPPING UP ACRL 2013

Posted: May 7th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off on the pinakes: THE INDIANAPOLIS 300: WRAPPING UP ACRL 2013

Indianapolis, home of the legendary Indianapolis 500, recently hosted the 300 presentations,workshops, and poster sessions that made up ACRL 2013, the biennial conference of academic librarians. Here are just a few of those sessions worth highlighting.

via the pinakes: THE INDIANAPOLIS 300: WRAPPING UP ACRL 2013.


acrl 2013 and biennial milestones. | info-mational

Posted: May 7th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off on acrl 2013 and biennial milestones. | info-mational

For the record, I tend to love this conference and this year was no exception. It is organized by people I respect, draws focused talent from a broad range of specializations, and I am invariably able to touch base with well-loved colleagues past/present/future. I have also found that ACRL seems to coincide with and/or create significant milestones in my working life, providing a convenient excuse to reflect at two-year intervals on the professional route I and others have taken, and how we view ourselves in relation to the field.

acrl 2013 and biennial milestones. | info-mational.


The Gypsy Librarian: ACRL 2013 Conference Notes: Geoffrey Canada Opening Keynote

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ACRL 2013 Conference Notes: Geoffrey Canada Opening Keynote

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Henry Rollins intro by Berklee Librarian at ACRL2013 – YouTube

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Henry Rollins intro by Berklee Librarian at ACRL2013

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Higher learning share [SlideShare]

Posted: April 17th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off on Higher learning share [SlideShare]

[SlideShare] Higher learning share

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ACRL 2013 Metaliteracy [SlideShare]

Posted: April 17th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off on ACRL 2013 Metaliteracy [SlideShare]

[SlideShare] ACRL 2013 Metaliteracy by Tom Mackey on Apr 09, 2013

This presentation examines the metaliteracy framework developed by Tom Mackey and Trudi Jacobson. Metaliteracy will be examined as a reframing of information literacy. This presentation also reports on the successful Innovative Instruction Technology Grant (IITG) at SUNY that led to new metaliteracy learning objectives.

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DataUp at ACRL 2013

Posted: April 17th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off on DataUp at ACRL 2013

DataUp at ACRL 2013 by Carly Strasser

Presentation given via video at the ACRL Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana on April 13 2013. Video available here: http://vimeo.com/63614563

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ACRL 2013 Poster | STEM Access blog

Posted: April 17th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off on ACRL 2013 Poster | STEM Access blog

My colleague Eileen and I presented a poster entitled Research Paper Planner:  Students Love It, but Do We Know Why? at ACRL on Friday, April 12, 2013, 2:30-3:30 pm.

Here’s a link to the pdf of the poster (ACRL2013Poster).  Just to warn you, the file is over 6M.

via ACRL 2013 Poster | STEM Access blog.


ACRL 2013: Entry-Level Jobs, Professional Develpment & E-Book DDA | Spinstah

Posted: April 17th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off on ACRL 2013: Entry-Level Jobs, Professional Develpment & E-Book DDA | Spinstah
  • Where Have All the Entry-Level Positions Gone? An Analysis of Shifting Expectations for New Librarians Entering Professional Practice
  • Finding inspiration from within: Harnessing your library’s knowledge for professional development programming
  • Identifying Users of Demand-Driven E-book Programs: Applications for Collection Development

via ACRL 2013: Entry-Level Jobs, Professional Develpment & E-Book DDA | Spinstah.


Reflections on ACRL 2013 | Academic Librarian

Posted: April 17th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off on Reflections on ACRL 2013 | Academic Librarian

Last week I attended the ACRL conference in Indianapolis and have had a lot of thoughts rambling around in my mind since then.

The reception was at the Indiana State Museum. There I discovered that Indiana state history is about as interesting as the history of any other individual state–not very. However, I learned a lot about how state history museums put together exhibits from a librarian who used to work for one. It was very educational. Thanks, Josh!

via Reflections on ACRL 2013 | Academic Librarian.


Queering the Library

Posted: April 16th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off on Queering the Library

Queering the Library – Presentation Slides

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Crowdsourcing an Information Literacy MOOC (with images, tweets) · ganski1 · Storify

Posted: April 16th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off on Crowdsourcing an Information Literacy MOOC (with images, tweets) · ganski1 · Storify

Storify: Crowdsourcing an Information Literacy MOOC from THATCamp ACRL

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ACRL 2013: Imagine, Innovate, Inspire | Chronicles of a Swing Dancing Librarian

Posted: April 16th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off on ACRL 2013: Imagine, Innovate, Inspire | Chronicles of a Swing Dancing Librarian

Wow. Just wow. I attended AND presented at my first national library conference last week: Association of College and Research Libraries 2013. It was a whirlwind, and I learned so much. There were usually ten different things going on at once, and I had my choice of attending roundtable discussions, panel sessions, invited papers, poster sessions, and so much more. The exhibit hall was also packed with vendors (and a fair amount of tempting treats – I think my waist expanded just as much as my mind!).

via ACRL 2013: Imagine, Innovate, Inspire | Chronicles of a Swing Dancing Librarian.


At Librarians’ Meeting, Information Is Championed—but Not Always Books – Libraries – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Posted: April 16th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off on At Librarians’ Meeting, Information Is Championed—but Not Always Books – Libraries – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Academic librarians don’t often get to feel like rock stars. But at the Association of College and Research Libraries’ biennial meeting, which concluded here on Saturday, a pop-culture icon treated them like rock stars—or at least like information superheroes. At a conference that emphasizes information literacy and librarians’ role in supporting it, that was a welcome message.

via At Librarians’ Meeting, Information Is Championed—but Not Always Books – Libraries – The Chronicle of Higher Education.


Feminist Pedagogy ACRL 2013

Posted: April 16th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off on Feminist Pedagogy ACRL 2013

Feminist Pedagogy ACRL 2013, SlideShare

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Librarian Wardrobe

Posted: April 16th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off on Librarian Wardrobe

#ACRL2013, you were soooooooo good looking! We saw tons of creative fashions at the conference in Indianapolis last week. Below are just a few, but we encourage you to submit your own to be highlighted here at Librarian Wardrobe.

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Letters to a Young Librarian: Cults of Librarian Personalities

Posted: April 16th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off on Letters to a Young Librarian: Cults of Librarian Personalities

I went to ACRL 2013 last week, and I’m still thinking thinks about the conference in general. I plan to write a general review/overview of my experience, but I want to take my time with it and get it right. In the meanwhile, there is something from the conference that keeps coming to mind, and that I want to address right away: the Rock Star Librarian / Cults of Librarian Personalities phenomenon.

via Letters to a Young Librarian: Cults of Librarian Personalities.


Session Proposals | THATCamp ACRL 2013

Posted: April 14th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off on Session Proposals | THATCamp ACRL 2013

Everyone who goes to a THATCamp proposes a session. Do not prepare a paper or presentation. Plan instead to have a conversation, to get some work done, or to have fun.

How do I propose a session?

Once you register for your THATCamp and are approved, you will receive a user account on the THATCamp website. You should receive your login information by email. Before the THATCamp, you should log in to the THATCamp site, click on Posts –> Add New, then write and publish your session proposal.

via Session Proposals | THATCamp ACRL 2013.


One Hour, One Project – or – The Incredible Lightness of the Work of Many Hands | THATCamp ACRL 2013

Posted: April 14th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off on One Hour, One Project – or – The Incredible Lightness of the Work of Many Hands | THATCamp ACRL 2013

I’m a big fan of talking. I like to talk, to share ideas, to chit-chat, shoot the breeze. This being my third THATCamp, I’m done with all that. I’ve yacked about DH and Libraries, twice. I’m ready to be a maker, a doer, a hands-on digital humanities guru. What’s holding me back, you might ask? Well, I haven’t gone back to the basics and become the self-taught coding hacking machine of a DH-er that I once thought I’d be. But, I know what I’m good at, and I’m ready to give that to the DH community.

One Hour, One Project – or – The Incredible Lightness of the Work of Many Hands | THATCamp ACRL 2013.


Libraries and Publishing | THATCamp ACRL 2013

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Co-proposed with Melanie Schlosser, Digital Publishing Librarian, Ohio State University, and Stewart Varner, Digital Scholarship Coordinator, Emory University.

 

Libraries are becoming increasingly involved in publishing in new and interesting ways (see, for example, the Amherst College Press and the Library Publishing Coalition). As more libraries get involved in publishing or look to increase their efforts in this area, we are faced with many new questions. For example, how do you balance the need for mission-driven publishing using traditional outputs (e.g. journals and monographs) with an interest in experimental publishing? Will library publishing efforts be most successful by focusing untapping niche markets or other areas? Many university publishers are starting short form ebook series (see Princeton Shorts, UNC Press Shorts, and Stanford Briefs) and other such experiments in content size – what is the “right size” for academic scholarship?

Libraries and Publishing | THATCamp ACRL 2013.


Library as Publisher: Putting Best Practices on (Digital) Paper | THATCamp ACRL 2013

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This is a make session co-proposed by Thea Atwood & Caro Pinto (Hampshire College)

We want build off of the Thursday session called: Library Publishing & Undergraduate Education. The session plans to offer best practices, but let’s get together and hammer out what they look like and how they connect to undergraduate education.

via Library as Publisher: Putting Best Practices on (Digital) Paper | THATCamp ACRL 2013.


Come Play with Ngram Viewer | THATCamp ACRL 2013

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I am a complete novice in this realm but I want to learn. I am hoping there are some more like-minded attendees who will enjoy a truly exploratory session. And I also hope someone out there will propose a session on the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).

via Come Play with Ngram Viewer | THATCamp ACRL 2013.


Plan a dh+lib series | THATCamp ACRL 2013

Posted: April 14th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off on Plan a dh+lib series | THATCamp ACRL 2013

Wanted: a group of individuals interested in digital humanities and libraries to serve as acquisitions editors for one hour.

 

The project: dh+lib wants to host a series of posts that will move forward the conversation surrounding digital humanities and libraries, but we need your help picking a theme. What questions have gone unanswered that need to be? Is there a topic that could be more fully developed? What would make your job easier (at least the part that’s related to DH)? Who could contribute to this series?

Plan a dh+lib series | THATCamp ACRL 2013.


Let’s Make a MOOC! Crowdsourcing an Information Literacy MOOC | THATCamp ACRL 2013

Posted: April 14th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off on Let’s Make a MOOC! Crowdsourcing an Information Literacy MOOC | THATCamp ACRL 2013

Seems like everytime I check my education news feed there is at least one article talking about MOOCs. Advocates hailing the disruptive impact of MOOCs to bring higher education to the masses. Proponents tempering the MOOC frenzy with reminiscences of early technological fads. No matter what side is argued the fact remains that MOOCs are a new player in this old game of higher education and almost every university is crafting a plan to incorporate them into their programs.

via Let’s Make a MOOC! Crowdsourcing an Information Literacy MOOC | THATCamp ACRL 2013.


DH and Makerspace Mashup | THATCamp ACRL 2013

Posted: April 14th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off on DH and Makerspace Mashup | THATCamp ACRL 2013

This is a talk session for those who are thinking about how to bring a maker space into an academic library. If you’ve been following the library and maker space movement, then you know that people usually don’t think about libraries when they think about maker spaces. And they especially don’t think about creative, collaborative, maker spaces when they think about academic libraries.

via DH and Makerspace Mashup | THATCamp ACRL 2013.


DH 101: Getting Started in Digital Humanities | THATCamp ACRL 2013

Posted: April 14th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off on DH 101: Getting Started in Digital Humanities | THATCamp ACRL 2013

I cannot speak for other participants, but I am somewhat intimidated by all the tools, technologies, and projects that fall under digital humanities. The question I have is: how do I get involved? What technologies do I need to know? How do I convince stakeholders in my library that DH has value? I am sure that other newbies to DH have similar questions.

via DH 101: Getting Started in Digital Humanities | THATCamp ACRL 2013.


Digital Storytelling Jam Session | THATCamp ACRL 2013

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Enthralled by the surge of digital production in the area of storytelling? Believe it can be used to teach or communicate concepts relevant to digital humanities and librarianship? Hesitant to get started on your own?

via Digital Storytelling Jam Session | THATCamp ACRL 2013.


Unleashing TEI and Plain Text Data for Textual Analysis, Visualization and Mining, or, Let’s Play with E-Text Data and Tools | THATCamp ACRL 2013

Posted: April 14th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off on Unleashing TEI and Plain Text Data for Textual Analysis, Visualization and Mining, or, Let’s Play with E-Text Data and Tools | THATCamp ACRL 2013

Motivated by a recent mock keynote debate, “A Matter of Scale,” presented by Matt Jockers and Julia Flanders as part of the Boston Area Days of Digital Humanities Conference, and the imperative that librarians involved with many things “digital” learn not only how to build tools, in this case for textual analysis, but leverage existing tools to support teaching and research endeavors rooted in the text.  Coming from the tool-building perspective and tradition, I seldom have time to explore existing tools for textual analysis.  This is partly because at IU we are so vested in textual markup following the TEI Guidelines for which few external tools exist that act on the markup (thus our focus on building). But as is the case with many academic libraries attempting to balance scale of digital production, we are not always in the position to build boutique interfaces, tools and functions for hand-crafted markup.  Further, often early research inquiries can be better defined if not answered by initially playing and experimenting with raw data sets before embarking on markup.  Finally, after many years of leading e-text initiatives and championing the TEI, I would love to sit around with folks and compare and contrast, not just the possibilities, but also the outcomes of real research inquiries that formed the basis for many of the TEI collections I am offering up to the community for experimentation.  In other words, what can we ascertain without/beyond the markup and can those very queries yield answers regardless of the markup?

Unleashing TEI and Plain Text Data for Textual Analysis, Visualization and Mining, or, Let’s Play with E-Text Data and Tools | THATCamp ACRL 2013.


DH + Library Toolbank | THATCamp ACRL 2013

Posted: April 14th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off on DH + Library Toolbank | THATCamp ACRL 2013

In this session I would like to create a list of resources libraries can use to quickly and inexpensively build digital projects. There are so many tools out there and more are being created all the time but it is sometimes hard to know where to start.

 

The goal is to create a toolbox, targeted at libraries, which will live online and be updated by the community. There is already Bamboo Dirt (dirt.projectbamboo.org/) which is a great resource so it is worth considering how this project might relate to that one.

DH + Library Toolbank | THATCamp ACRL 2013.


Geospatial “stuff” and DH | THATCamp ACRL 2013

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I have a social science, environmental studies background, and I’ve used and taught GIS. Recently, I’ve been interested in more user friendly mapping tools such as Google Earth. I’m curious if/how Geospatial tools fit into DH. My school is just starting a big DH initiative.

via Geospatial “stuff” and DH | THATCamp ACRL 2013.


Data sets for the arts and humanities | THATCamp ACRL 2013

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While many excellent guides to data sets for the sciences and social sciences already exist, I’d like to develop a list of likely sources for arts and humanities folks. (Or maybe this also already exists, in which case we’ll have a short session!) What are the social science data sets humanists should really know about? What museums provide downloadable data or APIs through which you can query their collections? I’m interested in resources like the Million Song Dataset or Public Art Archive or Australia’s Cultural Dataset Consortium — how can I find more? I see this as a concrete session that will produce a shared resource for use in subject guides, teaching, blogging, more. (Plus, as a librarian I find making annotated lists of things inherently satisfying.)

Data sets for the arts and humanities | THATCamp ACRL 2013.