The Developing Librarian Digital Humanities Pilot Training Project Assessment

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Title:
The Developing Librarian Digital Humanities Pilot Training Project Assessment
Physical Description:
Grant Proposal
Language:
English
Creator:
Roberts, Judith
Publisher:
George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, FL
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Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Digital Humanities
Digital Humanities Library Group

Notes

Abstract:
"Developing Librarian" refers to re-skilling programs to meet increased user demand for digital humanities services. This intensive pilot training program will benefit those interested in improving their skills by working collaboratively on a digital humanities project that will strengthen the usefulness of the Grimm Brothers on line sub-collection in the Baldwin Library. Training experts will be drawn from the Smathers Libraries and from other academic institutions. Funding will support visiting experts to present training sessions for the Libraries and other campus participants, and for an OPS student to assist participants and support the scholars lab. (Thanks to Alex Gil and the Developing Librarian Project at Columbia University for the "Developing Librarian" used in this project proposal.)
General Note:
Grant in collaboration with the DHLG ( Digital Humanities Library Group ).

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University of Florida
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University of Florida
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The Developing Librarian Digital Humanities Pilot Training Project Assessment Purpose The purpose of this assessment process is to gather data to gauge the effectiveness of the "Developing Librarian Digital Humanities Pilot Training Project, an intensive training program that extends for 11 months and to provide input into the design of future training Methodology A mixed methods design will be adopted to include quantitative and qualitative measures to examine the training p rogram's impact on project members' learning over a n 11 month period, beginning August, 2014. This will be accomplished in part via the collection of data from an online assessment instrument that estimates participants' digital humanities knowledge and skills pre and post training sessions; and also via data from focus groups on the effectiveness of the training sessions. A n original, electronic survey will be developed by the researcher in Qualtrics, an online survey service; and customized to collect data f rom participants in selected training sessions before and after training Survey questions will be based on session learning objectives. Prior to its administration, the original survey will be reviewed and approved by the Chair of the Digital Humanities Library Group (DHLG) and/or his designee to provide a form of content validity; then an email request to participate with a link to the assessment survey will be sent to each session participant Anonymity will be assured. Assessments will remain open in Qualtrics for two weeks after each training session A reminder message will be sent after the first week and a second reminder the day before each survey closes to give those who have not completed a survey a chance to do so The study will also utilize interview data from focus

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groups as well. All interviews will be conducted at the George A. Smathers Libraries in a meeting/training room Data from both methods will be collected, statistically analyzed, interpreted, documented and stored in pa ssword protected files accessible only to the researcher. The summary of findings will form a major part of the overall grant project assessment and, if compelling, may be disseminated via conference presentations and/or peer reviewed academic papers. It will be shared with the Data Curation/Management Task Force to inform future training plans related to data curation and will also become a part of the researcher's program of study in the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program at the University of Central Florida. Approval will be sought from the IRB at the University of Florida, as well as, the IRB at the University of Central Florida.

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Appendix C: Digital Humanities Library Group: Notes for Discussion on a Training Program, Focused on a Digital Projec t in Collaboration with a Curator in SASC 1 and Digital Humanities Projects: Special and Area Studies Collections Example Units and Trainings Unit 0: Creating a professional web presence 1. Workshop/training covering creating and cross linking your web prese nce using: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00021235/00001/pdf a. Google+ account (for presence and Google Hangouts) b. Academia.edu c. LinkedIn d. Zotero (for your citations, groups, and more) Unit 1: Project Management and Collaborative Roles 1. Training: Project Management: a. http://library.ufl.edu/pers/ProjectManagementTools.htm b. Sarah Bleakney and David Nessl, PM experts, may be willing to do workshops c. Basecamp training (Sarah Bleakney, contact to ask on this and Qualtrics for project assessment) 2. Training: Defining Team Roles and Supporting Collaboration with Project Charters a. Library Liaison Project Teams: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00017119/00021/pdf b. Project Charters: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00017119/00015/pdf Unit 2: Orientation to Special & Area Studies Collections (with Archives) and Digital Collections 1. Training: Special & Area Studies Collections Orientation o Orientation: curators as core partners and developing collaborative goals that support curatorial needs and all other project participants; concerns and orientation to reviewi ng, researching, and other aspects of using materials 2. Training: Curator Talk on Digital & Physical Collections o Example: Baldwin, http://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00013900 o Example: African Studies, http://ufdc.ufl.edu/IR00003162 3. Training: Collection Level Description Introduction to EADs o http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00091724 Unit 3: Digital Project Planning, Digitization, and Produ ction Management 1. Training: Digital Project Planning and Management a. Digital Collection Project Planning, project proposal form: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/l/AA00014532/00001/downloads !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #$%&!%&!'(&)*!+,!(!&%-%.(/!0+/-(1!0+/!1$)! 234#56! $11768890*:;90.;)*98.8<<===">?@A8===@B87*0

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b. Planning and Managing Digital Projects: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/l/IR00000812/ c. Copyright Concerns for Digital Collections: Individual Materials, Collections and Transformative Works, Orphan Works; Rights Statem ents: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00007596/00002/pdf d. Digital Preservation: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/IR00000449/00001 2. Training: Digitization for Access and P reservation a. Digitization with the dLOC Manual: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00002865 b. Metadata Guide (with core elements): http://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00002864/ c. File naming: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/l/AA00016465/00001 d. Using a Flatbed scanner: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/l/UF00095843/00001 Unit 3 A: Alternate/Additio nal Topics in Digitization & Digital Production Training: Selection, Scanning and Submittal of Government Documents o http://ufdc.ufl.edu/l/AA00018019/00001 Digitization, http://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00016215/ o Metadata Theory and Specifications o Imaging Specifications o Structural Metadata and Quality Control Tool o Archiving and Preservation See example trainings/presentations from the dLOC Advanced Training Institute : http://dloc.com/AA00016149/ See example guides for use in additional trainings: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00017119/ Unit 4: Digital Collections Management with SobekCM's Curator Tools (available as webinars) Training slides and videos: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/IR00003545/ 1. Training: Introduction to SobekCM's Capabilities 2. Training: Submitting and Editing Resource Files and Metadata 3. Training: SobekCM Quality Control Tool and Serial Hierarchy 4. Training: SobekCM Curator Tools and Outreach Unit 5: Possible Trainings for Next Steps with Digital Collections 1. Training: Connecting Digital Collections with Collection Development and Management o Bridging the IR+ Digital Library Gap: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/l/AA00016464 2. Training: Connecting Digital Collections with Exhibits o Actively Engaging Academic & Scholarly Communities in Library Ex hibits: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/l/AA00010168/ o Planning and Mounting Exhibits: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/l/AA00014162/ o Planning and Running Launch Parties and other e vents 3. Training: Connecting Digital Collections with Library Instruction: o http://dloc.com/AA00016267/00001

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4. Training: Connecting Digital Collections with Promotion & Outreach using Search Engine Optimizatio n and Wikipedia o http://ufdc.ufl.edu/l/AA00008692/ 5. Training: Connecting Digital Collections & Student Produced Research for the Digital Collections o Developing Intellectual Infrastructure: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/l/AA00016467/00001 o Enhancing Metadata and Creating Context: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/l/AA00016041/ 6. Training: GIS and Mapping 7. Training: TEI o Including ox ygen software for markup encoding, TEI encoding practices, and TAPASProject for online hosting, archiving, and user access 8. Workshop: o Writing a news or press release for a digital humanities project o Creating Conference and Poster Proposals for Digital Projects



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The Developing Librarian Digital Humanities Pilot Training Project Assessment Purpose The purpose of this assessment process is to gather data to gauge the effectiveness of the Developing Librarian Digital Humanities Pilot Training Project, an intensive training program that extends for 11 months and to provide input into the design of future training Methodology A mixed methods design will be adopted to include quantitative and qualitative measures to examine the training p rograms impact on project members learning over a n 11month period, beginning August, 2014. This will be accomplished in part via the collection of data from an online assessment instrument that estimates participants digital humanities knowledge and skills pre and post training sessions; and also via data from focus groups on the effectiveness of the training sessions. A n original, electronic survey will be developed by the researcher in Qualtrics, an online survey service; and customized to collect data f rom participants in selected training sessions before and after training Survey questions will be based on session learning objectives. Prior to its administration, the original survey will be reviewed and approved by the Chair of the Digital Humanities Library Group (DHLG) and/or his designee to provide a form of content validity; then an email request to participate with a link to the assessment survey will be sent to each session participant Assessments will remain open in Qualtrics for two weeks aft er each training session A reminder message will be sent after the first week and a second reminder the day before each survey closes to give those who have not completed a survey a chance to do so. The study will also utilize interview data from focus groups as well. All interviews will be conducted at the George A. Smathers Libraries in a meeting/training room.

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Data from both methods will be collected, statistically analyzed, interpreted, documented and stored in password protected files acces sible only to the researcher. The summary of findings will form a major part of the overall grant project assessment and, if compelling, may be disseminated via conference presentations and/or peer reviewed academic papers. It will be shared with the Dat a Curation/Management Task Force to inform future training plans related to data curation and will also become a part of the researchers program of study in the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program at the University of Central Florida. Approval will be s ought from the IRB at the University of Florida, as well as, the IRB at the University of Central Florida.

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Appendix C: Digital Humanities Library Group: Notes for Discussion on a Training Program, Focused on a Digital Project in Collaboration with a Cu rator in SASC1 and Digital Humanities Projects: Special and Area Studies Collections Example Units and Trainings Unit 0: Creating a professional web presence 1. Workshop/training covering creating and cross linking your web presence using: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00021235/00001/pdf a. Google+ account (for presence and Google Hangouts) b. Academia.edu c. LinkedIn d. Zotero (for your citations, groups, and more) Unit 1: Project Management and Collaborative Roles 1. Training: Project Management: a. http://library.ufl.edu/pers/ProjectManagementTools.htm b. Sarah Bleakney and David Nessl, PM experts, may be willing to do workshops c. Base camp training (Sarah Bleakney, contact to ask on this and Qualtrics for project assessment) 2. Training: Defining Team Roles and Supporting Collaboration with Project Charters a. Library Liaison Project Teams: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00017119/00021/pdf b. Project Charters: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00017119/00015/pdf Unit 2: Orientation to Special & Area Studies Collections (with Archives) and Digital Col lections 1. Training: Special & Area Studies Collections Orientation o Orientation: curators as core partners and developing collaborative goals that support curatorial needs and all other project participants; concerns and orientation to reviewing, researching and other aspects of using materials 2. Training: Curator Talk on Digital & Physical Collections o Example: Baldwin, http://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00013900 o Example: African Studies, http://ufdc.ufl.edu/IR00003162 3. Training: Collection Level Description Introduction to EADs o http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00091724 Unit 3: Digital Project Planning, Digitization, and Production Managemen t 1. Training: Digital Project Planning and Management a. Digital Collection Project Planning, project proposal form: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/l/AA00014532/00001/downloads 1 This is based on a similar format for the DMCTF: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/l/AA00014835/00039/pdf

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b. Planning and Managing Digital Projects: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/l/IR00000812/ c. Copyright Concerns for Digital Collections: Individual Materials, Collections and Transformative Works, Orphan Works; Rights Statem ents: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00007596/00002/pdf d. Digital Preservation: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/IR00000449/00001 2. Training: Digitization for Access and P reservation a. Digitization with the dLOC Manual: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00002865 b. Metadata Guide (with core elements): http://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00002864/ c. File naming: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/l/AA00016465/00001 d. Using a Flatbed scanner: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/l/UF00095843/00001 Unit 3 A: Alternate/Additio nal Topics in Digitization & Digital Production Training: Selection, Scanning and Submittal of Government Documents o http://ufdc.ufl.edu/l/AA00018019/00001 Digitization, http://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00016215/ o Metadata Theory and Specifications o Imaging Specifications o Structural Metadata and Quality Control Tool o Archiving and Preservation See example trainings/presentations from the dLOC Advanced Training Institute : http://dloc.com/AA00016149/ See example guides for use in additional trainings: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00017119/ Unit 4: Digital Collections Management with SobekCMs Curator Tools (available as webinars) Training slides and videos: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/IR00003545/ 1. Training: Introduction to SobekCM's Capabilities 2. Training: Submitting and Editing Resource Files and Metadata 3. Training: SobekCM Quality Control Tool and Serial Hierarchy 4. Training: SobekCM Curator Tools and Outreach Unit 5: Possible Trainings for Next Steps with Digital Collections 1. Training: Connecting Digital Collections with Collection Development and Management o Bridging the IR+ Digital Library Gap: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/l/AA00016464 2. Training: Connecting Digital Collections with Exhibits o Actively Engaging Academic & Scholarly Communities in Library Ex hibits: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/l/AA00010168/ o Planning and Mounting Exhibits: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/l/AA00014162/ o Planning and Running Launch Parties and other e vents 3. Training: Connecting Digital Collections with Library Instruction: o http://dloc.com/AA00016267/00001

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4. Training: Connecting Digital Collections with Promotion & Outreach using Search Engine Optimizatio n and Wikipedia o http://ufdc.ufl.edu/l/AA00008692/ 5. Training: Connecting Digital Collections & StudentProduced Research for the Digital Collections o Developing Intellectual Infrastructure: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/l/AA00016467/00001 o Enhancing Metadata and Creating Context: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/l/AA00016041/ 6. Training: GIS and Mapping 7. Training: TEI o Including ox ygen software for markup encoding, TEI encoding practices, and TAPASProject for online hosting, archiving, and user access 8. Workshop: o Writing a news or press release for a digital humanities project o Creating Conference and Poster Proposals for Digital Projects