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UF Digital Collections (UFDC) & Digital Humanities (DH) Report

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Title:
UF Digital Collections (UFDC) & Digital Humanities (DH) Report
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Report
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English
Creator:
Taylor, Laurie N.
Publisher:
George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, FL

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Abstract:
The UF Digital Collections (UFDC) & Digital Humanities (DH) Report includes monthly updates on activities related to user, outreach, and other non-production areas of support for the UF Digital Collections, Digital Library of the Caribbean, and Digital Humanities at UF.

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University of Florida
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University of Florida
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AA00012376:00002

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Title:
UF Digital Collections (UFDC) & Digital Humanities (DH) Report
Physical Description:
Report
Language:
English
Creator:
Taylor, Laurie N.
Publisher:
George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, FL

Notes

Abstract:
The UF Digital Collections (UFDC) & Digital Humanities (DH) Report includes monthly updates on activities related to user, outreach, and other non-production areas of support for the UF Digital Collections, Digital Library of the Caribbean, and Digital Humanities at UF.

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Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
System ID:
AA00012376:00002


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January 2012 UFDC & Digital Humanities (DH) Report UFDC Most Recent Usage Statistics December 2011 3,548,002 views myUFDC/myDLOC Users (Save to bookshelves, email item record with link, self-submit, monthly email usage reports) Total Users 2,500 + UFDC Individual Usage Reports Usage reports emailed to individual users 157 UFDC and Digital Humanities Standard project/program work: patron support; out reach/promotion for UFDC as digital humanities resource; maintaining reference statistics and material s, LibGuide, and documenta tion; liaison support of existing/new projects/programs; service team for OJ S (listed in the Scholarly Communications report) Archive Journal issue 2 (http://archivejour nal.net/), innovative new journa l funded by Mellon, featuring research by UF Libraries Digital scholarship project grant support: Vodou Archive; online exhi bit mini-grant (minor support) New/Pending Projects FEO Grant for Digital Humanities Colla boration with Emory (2/2012-5/14/2012) Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG): o Co-leading with Sophia Acord from the Center for the Humanities & the Public Sphere o Preliminary meeting held 12/8; first meeting Jan. 18 o Created email list: http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/ wa?A0=DIGITAL-HUMANITIES-L o Developing inventory of digi tal humanities work at UF Digital Library of the Caribbe an (dLOC) Manual revisions DH Related Events Jan. 20-21, Conference: Digital Assembly Conference at UF, Keynote Bob Stein Feb. 2, Workshop: UF Research, Collections, & Collection Materials – SEO and Wikipedia Planning, Workshop: Based on Recommendations for Researchers Di gitizing Onsite and on a Budget in Archives and Libraries ( http://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00004672 )

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February 2012 UFDC & Digital Humanities (DH) Report UFDC Most Recent Usage Statistics January 2012 3,412,355 views myUFDC/myDLOC Users (Save to bookshelves, email item record with link, self-submit, monthly email usage reports) Total Users 2,600 + UFDC Individual Usage Reports Usage reports emailed to individual users 154 UFDC and Digital Humanities Standard project/program work: patron support; outreach/promotion for UFDC as digital humanities resource; reference statistics/mate rials, LibGuide, documentation; liaising for digital scholarship projects/programs/gr ants, including print on demand book set up; service team for OJS (listed in th e Scholarly Communications report) Created, with Barbara Hood, promotional plan and template news release text; used for new collections, milestones for ongoing programs; Chemical Engineering Education journal announced New/Pending Projects FEO Grant for Digital Humanities Colla boration with Emory (2/2012-5/14/2012) Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG): Monthly meetings scheduled; announced on email list and through Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere Developing formal assessment process fo r new collections/projects/milestones DH Related Events March 19, 4-5:30pm: Presentation by Brett Bobl ey, Director, NEH’s Office of Digital Humanities, 1A April 25, all day: Research Computing Day April 26, 1-4pm: 1st Annual UF Digital Humanities Day in Smathers Library 1A April 27, 12:30-4:30pm: Digital Humanities Field Trip to UF resource centers

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March 2012 All reports: http://digital.uflib.ufl.edu/reports/ UFDC & Digital Humanities (DH) Report UFDC Most Recent Usage Statistics February 2012 3,616,040 views myUFDC/myDLOC Users (Save to bookshelves, email item record with link, self-submit, monthly email usage reports) Total Users 2,800 + UFDC Individual Usage Reports Usage reports emailed to individual users 167 UFDC and Digital Humanities Standard project/program work: patron support; out reach/promotion for UFDC as digital humanities resource; reference statistics/materials, LibGuide documentation; liaising for digital scholarship projects/programs/grants, including print on demand book set up; se rvice team for OJS (listed in the Scholarly Communications report) Liaising with Val Davis and Dina Benson to support IFAS digita l collection project for Best Management Practices First issue published directly to OJS for UF: Interamerican Journal of Psychology (45.1): http://journals.fcla. edu/ijp/issue/current New/Pending Projects FEO for Digital Humanities collaboration; visite d Emory Digital Scholar Commons and attended THATCamp (The Humanities and Technology Camp), March 7-11 Digital Humanities Working Gr oup (DHWG) monthly meetings; digital-humanities-l@lists.ufl.edu Developing formal assessment process fo r new collections/projects/milestones Data Curation/E-Science conference call with FSU for possible collaboration per FSU request (2/22); email list and wiki for discussion: libdata-l@lists.ufl.edu and http://uflibdatacuration.pbworks.com/ DH Related Events March 19, 4-5:30pm: Presentation by Brett Bobley, Di rector, NEH’s Office of Digital Humanities, 1A April 25-27 (tentative): Visitors from Emory April 25: UF Research Co mputing Day, details TBA April 26: Interface 2012 + 1st Annual UF Dig ital Humanities Day, Smathers Library 1A April 27, 12:30-4:30pm: Digital Humanities Field Trip to UF resource centers

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April 2012 All reports: http://digital.uflib.ufl.edu/reports/ UFDC & Digital Humanities (DH) Report UFDC Most Recent Usage Statistics March 2012 3,355,929 views myUFDC/myDLOC Users (Save to bookshelves, email item record with link, self-submit, monthly email usage reports) Total Users 2,900 + UFDC Individual Usage Reports Usage reports emailed to individual users 166 UFDC and Digital Humanities Standard project/program work: patron support; outreach/promotion for UFDC as digital humanities resource; reference statistics/mate rials, LibGuide, documentation; liaising for digital scholarship projects/pr ograms/grants; service team for OJS (listed in the Scholarly Communications report) Program/Project/Collection Related o Liaising with Val Davis, Dina Benson, a nd Cataloging to support EDIS digital collection integration into the IR@UF (3/27); process implemented for all new EDIS documents and workflow planne d for implementation pending resource availability for all retrospective content o Ongoing discussions with faculty regardi ng integration of UFDC into courses including “gateway” or in troductory essays and a potential project on the Robinson Crusoe subcollection within the Baldwin Digital Collection o Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) ongoing updates and work for sustainability planning; new members and new partners o Liaising with Colleen Seale to support fall internship on UFDC in Women’s Studies System-wide/Scholarly Cyberinfrastructure o Liaised with Research Computing for inclusion of IR@UF in the service catalog: http://www.it.ufl.edu/services/ser vices/open-accessdigital-archive/ o Preliminary discussions with UF Resear ch Computing regarding computational support for UFDC as powered by SobekC M for DH research on campus, and for possible support for optical character recognition (OCR) as campus-wide service o Liaising to support state-wide use of S obekCM as interim common digital library platform

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April 2012 All reports: http://digital.uflib.ufl.edu/reports/ Visitors o Liaising with others to support visit by Janet Bishop, Archives and Special Collections for Colorado State Universi ty, regarding possible DH collaboration (3/12-14) o Liaised to support visit by Print on Demand vendor, facilitating tour and meetings in the DLC and with Curators from Special Collections Grants o Liaised to support revisions for grant awarded, pending revisions o Liaising to support Jim Cusick’s NHPRC grant proposal: Pioneer Days in Florida New/Pending Projects FEO for Digital Humanities collaboration; Emory Digital Scholar Commons visiting UF April 25-27 Digital Humanities Working Gr oup (DHWG) monthly meetings; digital-humanitiesl@lists.ufl.edu Developing timeline and other proj ect management supports for new collections/projects/milestones Proposal submitted as Co-PI for the ARL Po sition Description Bank (ARL PD Bank) project Supporting initial inquiry from the UF Water Institute regarding using UFDC/IR@UF for digital collection development iDigBio (Integrated Digitized Biocollecti ons), the National Resource for Advancing Digitization of Biological Collections (ADBC) funded by the National Science, digitization workflow and project manageme nt presentation with Mark Sullivan for workshop on May 30-31 DH Related Events April 25: UF Research Computing Day: http://www.it.ufl.edu/community/events/rcday/ April 26: Interface 2012 + 1st Annual UF Dig ital Humanities Day, Smathers Library 1A April 27, 12:30-4:30pm: Digital Humanities Field Trip to UF resource centers Additional field trips to be planned for next academic y ear to locations including ICBR ( www.biotech.ufl.edu )

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May 2012 All reports: http://digital.uflib.ufl.edu/reports/ UFDC & Digital Humanities (DH) Report UFDC Most Recent Usage Statistics April 2012 3,211,135 views myUFDC/myDLOC Users (Save to bookshelves, email item record with link, self-submit, monthly email usage reports) Total Users 3,100 + UFDC Individual Usage Reports Usage reports emailed to individual users 165 UFDC and Digital Humanities Standard project/program work: patron support; outreach/promotion for UFDC as digital humanities resource; reference statistics/mate rials, LibGuide, documentation; liaising for digital scholarship projects/pr ograms/grants; service team for OJS (listed in the Scholarly Communications report) Research Computing Day (April 25) o Posters on the IR@UF and UFDC Interface + Digital Huma nities Day (April 26) o 229 in-person and online attendees o Format included keynote, lightning round ta lks, roundtables, and posters; posters from the Libraries on the IR@UF, UFDC, Online Exhibits with the Libraries, and GIS in the Libraries o Post-event meeting for discus sion of next steps (May 10) Digital Humanities Field Trip to UF resource centers (April 27) o 16 attendees from 4 Colleges and the Fl orida Museum of Natural History o Locations High-Performance Computing Center, Er ik Deumens, Director Research Computing GIS Spatial Information Service Un it, Joe Aufmuth, GIS Librarian Map and Imagery Library, Carol McAu liffe, Map and Imagery Librarian Center for Advanced Construction Information Modeling, Raymond Issa, Director Art + Architecture Fab-Lab, Jack Stenner, Co-Director Digital Library Center, Laurie Taylor, Digital Humanities Librarian Digital Worlds Institute, James Oliverio, Director

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May 2012 All reports: http://digital.uflib.ufl.edu/reports/ o Survey sent to attendees (May 1) o Additional Field Trips to resource center s are being planned for Fall and Spring Program/Project/Collection/Promotion Related o Attended a conference call with Barbara Hood and Florida Memory regarding cross-promotion of collections; crosspromotion is underway on blog posts and through added resource links on both sites o Liaised with Carl Van Ness and submitted news release to Barbara Hood for wide distribution announcing the Kai Lai Chung Papers (http://ufdc.ufl.edu/chung) o Co-wrote article with Dan Rebou ssin on the Derscheid Collection (http://ufdc.ufl.edu/derscheid) and th e CRL Primary Source Award which Dan won in recognition of his work for creat ing intellectual acces s using traditional library and archival methods as well as digital methods including search engine optimization (SEO), submitted for Library News o Liaising to support EDIS digital collection integr ation into the IR@UF (5/1) o Attended “Broader Impacts” workshop (4/3) and discussed using UFDC for broader impacts with presenters o Liaised with Peggy McBride on the metada ta improvements for videos from the University Archives materials in UFDC o Ongoing discussions with faculty regardi ng integration of UFDC into courses including “gateway” or in troductory essays and a potential project on the Robinson Crusoe collection within the Baldwin Digital Collection o Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) ongoing updates and work for sustainability planning; new members and new partners o Liaising with Colleen Seale to support fall internship on UFDC in Women’s Studies System-wide/Scholarly Cyberinfrastructure o Preliminary discussions with UF Resear ch Computing regarding computational support for UFDC as powered by SobekC M for DH research on campus, and for possible support for optical character r ecognition (OCR) as cam pus-wide service; preliminary discussion of possible grant opportunities o Liaising to support state-wide use of S obekCM as interim common digital library platform with conference calls with USF and FIU in May Grants o Project Team Member: NEH Unearthing St. Augustine grant, supporting preparatory work to be ready for project start o Co-PI for the ARL Position Descript ion Bank (ARL PD Bank) project o Proposed: Co-PI on mini grant for developing holistic supports (promotion, assessment, integration with teaching and research; non-production) for UFDC and related digital scholars hip hosted by the Libraries

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May 2012 All reports: http://digital.uflib.ufl.edu/reports/ o Planning for proposal and narrative contributor for possible grant on Pioneer Days in Florida and support for other gran t pre-planning discussions New/Pending Projects FEO for Digital Humanities collaboration; Emory Digital Scholar Commons visiting UF April 25-27; synthesizing notes from visit fo r whitepaper on best prac tices applicable to UF for support of digital humanities/scholarship Digital Library of the Cari bbean (dLOC) presentation w ith Mark Sullivan in The Bahamas (May 17) iDigBio (Integrated Digitized Biocollecti ons), the National Resource for Advancing Digitization of Biological Collections (ADBC) funded by the National Science, digitization workflow and project manageme nt presentation with Mark Sullivan for workshop (May 30-31) DH Related Events Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG) m onthly meetings will begin again in fall; digital-humanities-l@lists.ufl.edu Planning DH field trips for next academic y ear to various locations including ICBR ( www.biotech.ufl.edu )

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June 2012 All reports: http://digital.uflib.ufl.edu/reports/ UFDC & Digital Humanities (DH) Report UFDC Most Recent Usage Statistics May 2012 3,175,896 views myUFDC/myDLOC Users (Save to bookshelves, email item record with link, self-submit, monthly email usage reports) Total Users 3,200 + UFDC Individual Usage Reports Usage reports emailed to individual users 165 UFDC and Digital Humanities Standard project/program work: patron support; out reach/promotion for UFDC as digital humanities resource; reference statistics/materials, LibGuide documentation; liaising for digital scholarship projects/programs/grants; service team for OJS ( listed in the Scholarly Communications report) Program/Project/Collection/Promotion Related o Liaised with Paul Losch and submitted news re lease to Barbara Hood for wide distribution announcing the Jornal Pessonal (http://www.dloc.com/AA00005008) o Liaising with Peggy McBride on th e metadata improvements for vi deos from the University Archives materials in UFDC o Ongoing discussions with faculty regarding in tegration of UFDC in to courses including “gateway” or introductory essays and a potenti al project on the Robi nson Crusoe collection within the Baldwin Digital Collection o Digital Library of the Caribbe an (dLOC) ongoing updates and work for sustainability planning; new members and new partners o Liaising with Colleen Seale to support fall internship on UFDC in Women’s Studies o Liaised with Suzan Alteri, DS&SC production, and print on demand provider to establish workflows for processing o Liaising with IR@UF Coordinator and University Press of Florida to su pport print on demand textbooks o Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) presentation with Mark Sullivan in The Bahamas (May 17) o iDigBio (Integrated Digitized Biocollections), the National Resource for Advancing Digitization of Biological Collections (ADBC) funded by the National Science, digitization workflow and project management presentation for workshop (May 30-31) System-wide/Scholarly Cyberinfrastru cture: Liaising to support statewide use of SobekCM as interim common digital library platform w ith conference calls with USF and FIU (May) and planning follow-up calls and activities

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June 2012 All reports: http://digital.uflib.ufl.edu/reports/ Grants o Project Team Member: NEH Unearthing St. Augustin e grant, supporting preparatory work to be ready for project start o Co-PI for the ARL Position Descript ion Bank (ARL PD Bank) project o Proposed: Co-PI on mini grant for developing holistic supports (promotion, assessment, integration with teaching and re search; non-production) for UFDC and related digital scholarship hosted by the Libraries o Supported proposal planning and narrativ e contributor for possible grant on Pioneer Days in Florida and support for other grant pre-planning discussions o Submitted draft timeline to DS&SC Chair for use in planning new digital projects and collections, including dates related to gr ant opportunities, next review in June Training o Liaising with Judith Roberts for the creation of Metadata Training with assessment component; planning pilot session for July 16; fall session before mini grant submission deadline; ongoing as a webinar and in-person sessions o Pre-planning additional training webinars following approval of dLOC User Guide (training needs identified: requesting permissions; best pr actices for creating multi-lingual metadata; how to use dLOC/UFDC; liaising to develop webi nars that promote specific collections) New/Pending Projects FEO for Digital Humanities collaboration; Emory Di gital Scholar Commons visiting UF April 25-27; synthesizing notes from visit for wh itepaper on best practices applicab le to UF for support of digital humanities/scholarship Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) presentation with Brooke Wooldridge for Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Li braries (ACURIL) Conferen ce in Ption-ville, Haiti (June 4-8) Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) presentation for Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM) Conference in Po rt-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago (June 16-20) Preparing for presentations to inco ming graduate students and speaking to classes in fall, preparing for UFDC webinar with other presenters, on the Florida Newspapers (July 18) DH Related Events Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG) m onthly meetings will begin again in fall; digitalhumanities-l@lists.ufl.edu Planning DH field trips for next academic y ear to various locations including ICBR ( www.biotech.ufl.edu )

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July 2012 All reports: http://digital.uflib.ufl.edu/reports/ UFDC & Digital Humanities (DH) Report Selected Activities Statistics: UFDC Most Recent Usage Statistics June 2012 3,185,170 views myUFDC/myDLOC Users ( e.g. s ave to bookshelves, email item record with link, self submit, monthly email usage reports) Total Users 3,300 + UFDC Individual Usage Reports Usage reports emailed to individual users 238 UFDC and Digital Humanities Liaising with Tara Cataldo and Christine Ross regarding possible computational evolutionary biology research project with Biology Faculty Member (intro ductory preliminary meeting on June 13) Liaised with Paul Losch to s ubmit news release to Barbara Hood announcing the Jornal Pessonal Ongoing discussions w ith faculty regarding integrating UFDC into courses Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) sustai nability planning, supporting new members and partners Liaising with Colleen Seale to support fall internship on UFDC in Womens Studies Grants o Investigator : U nearthing St. Augustine supporting preparatory wor k and project start o Co PI : ARL Position Desc ription Bank (ARL PD Bank) project o Co PI : M ini G rant to develop holistic supports ( promotion, assessment, integration with teaching and research; non production) for UFDC ; preparatory work underway o Liaison support and narrative contributor for French Pamphlet Project planning grant proposal Training o Created and delivered Metadata Training pilot session ( July 16) o Florida Newspapers, webinar presentation with Pat Reakes, Lois Widmer, and Colleen Seale (July 18) o Planning training for identified needs : permiss ions; multilingual metadata ; using dLOC/UFDC; liaison support to develop webinars promoting specific collections New/Pending Projects

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July 2012 All reports: http://digital.uflib.ufl.edu/reports/ C ollaborating with faculty on integration of dLOC into fall courses Preparing for presentations for fall courses and incoming graduate student orientation DH Related Events Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG) meetings begin again in fall; digitalhumanities l@lists.ufl.edu Planning DH field trips for next a cademic year to various locations including ICBR ( www.biotech.ufl.edu )