Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG) Workshop, January 2013, on Online Exhibits and Omeka


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Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG) Workshop, January 2013, on Online Exhibits and Omeka
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Acord, Sophia K.
Taylor, Laurie N.
George A. Smathers Libraries
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Thursda y, 24 January 2013 Smathers Library West, 2011 Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG) Workshop Online Exhibits and Omeka DHWG Conveners Laurie Taylor, Digital Humanities Librarian, UF Libraries, Sophia K. Acord, Associate Director, Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere, Have you ever wanted to create a visual aid or navigation tool to display archival materials onli ne? Or, perhaps ask students to create a digital multimedia project alongside their final course paper? Join us for a workshop to explore Omeka a free, open source software program for creating and publishing online digit al exhibits and archival collections. Created by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, Omeka offers digital humanities researchers and students a new way of conceptualizing the sharing of primary sources and presen tation of argument in the digital age. This workshop is led by Lourdes Santamaria Wheeler, UF Smathers Libraries Exhibits Coordinator. The workshop will begin with an overview of online exhibits, including exhibit tips and what makes a good exhibit, as we ll as a discussion of online exhibit creation for teaching and research. The majority of the time will be hands on in the computer classroom using as a tool for creating online exhibits. For information about using Omeka in the humanities, see the following readings and projects: by Julie Meloni (9 August 2010), The Chronicle of Higher Education. by Mark Tebeau a discussion of crowdsourcing in oral history projects. a discussion on the ACH (Association for Computers and the Humanities) website. a short list with links to projects built in Digital Humanities Working Group The UF Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG) is a group of academic and library faculty, staff, and graduate students who meet monthly to discuss current projects and topics at the in tersection of digital technologies and core research needs and questions in the humanities disciplines. The Spring 2013 working groups will include workshops in the use and application of several different software programs for creating and using virtual archives. We will discuss curation as a scholarly activity, and how scholars can collaborate with librarians and archivists to think critically and productively about making archival materials digitally usable by scholarly communities and wider publics.


U F Resources/Websites for the Digital Humanities Humanities Center: Lib Guide: Ongoing DHWG Projects The DHWG is sharing related teaching resources and syllabi: To include your syllabus, email L aurie Taylor. Supporting Teaching and Learning in a Digital Age: Needs and Recommendations from the DHWG mail for access to the Google document Upcoming Events in the Digital Humanities 16 17 February, 2013 University of Central Florida, Orlando THATcamp Florida (The Humanities And Technology camp) : February 27, Wednesday, 1pm 3pm Marston Science Library 308 DHWG Hands On Workshop, Register 8 10 March, 2013 THATcamp Southeast (The Humanities And Technology camp) March 13, Wednesday, 10am 12pm Library West 211 DHWG Hands On Workshop, Register March 27, Wednesday, 12:00pm 1:30pm Pugh Hall 210 DHWG Discussion No need to register April 25, Thursday, all day Smathers Library 1A Interface + Digital Humanities Day! on the event TBD.