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


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UF Digital Collections (UFDC) & Digital Humanities (DH) Report
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Taylor, Laurie N.
George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
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Gainesville, FL
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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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August 2012 UFDC + DH reports: http://uf dc.ufl.edu/sobekcm/development/highlights UFDC & Digital Humanities (DH) Report UFDC Most Recent Usage Statistics July 2012 4,160,521 views myUFDC/myDLOC Users (Save to bookshelves, email item record with link, self submit, monthly email usage reports) Total Users 3, 4 00 + UFDC Individual Usage Reports Usage reports emailed to individual users 239 UFDC and Digital Humanities Ongoing discussions w ith faculty regarding integrati n g UFDC and dLOC into courses Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) sustainability planning, su pporti ng new members and partners Liaising with Richard Saltzburg to support possible DH project with Languages, Literatures, & Cultures faculty Liaising with Nina Stoyan R osenzweig and Christine Fruin regarding copyright and permissions review for a possible donor archival collection Updated DH Guide ( http://guides.uflib.ufl.edu/digitalhumanities ) and liaised wit h the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere for updated DH information on their site ( http://www.humanities.ufl.edu/digitalhum.html ) Grants o Investigator: Archive of Haitian Religion an d Culture ( http://dloc.com/vodou ) o Investigator: The Florida Jewish Newspaper Project ( http://ufdc.ufl.edu/jewishfloridian ) o Investigator : U nearthing St. Augustine su pporting preparatory work and project start o Co PI : ARL Position Description 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 Training /Presentations o Preparing for presentations for fall courses and incoming graduate student orientation o Created and delivered Metadata Training pilot session ( July 16 ) ; reviewing technology options for online version with integrated prese ntation and assessment


August 2012 UFDC + DH reports: http://uf dc.ufl.edu/sobekcm/development/highlights o Florida Newspapers, webinar presentation with Pat Reakes, Lois Widmer, and Colleen Seale (July 18) o Planning training for identified needs : permissions and copyright ; multi lingual metadata ; using dLOC/UFDC; liaison support to develop webinars promoting specific collections DH Related Events Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG) meetings begin again in fall; digital humanities l@lists.ufl.edu Planning DH field trips for nex t academic year to various locations including ICBR ( www.biotech.ufl.edu ; visited on July 24 )