The TCDL 2013 program committee is pleased to offer a new and exciting opportunity for discussion and community-building around digital library issues: DigiCamp.
This pre-conference event will be held Monday, May 6, the day before the start of main conference proceedings.
If you are registered for TCDL 2013, there is no additional fee for attending DigiCamp, but space is limited, so please register at the link below if you plan to attend.
DigiCamp, which will follow an “unconference” model, will provide an informal, no-pressure, participant-driven event that seeks to:
- Build community among librarians, archivists, technologists, repository managers, students and scholars and
- Provide a forum for spontaneous conversation, the launching of new ideas, and the sowing of seeds for future collaborations.
How it works
As an “unconference,” the agenda for DigiCamp is not set beforehand, there are no prepared papers presented, the discussion topics and/or activities are decided upon by the participants the day of the gathering, and all attendees are encouraged to participate.
The overarching theme of DigiCamp is digital libraries. A call for discussion topics, tools and project demos will be made a few weeks before Camp, and might touch on areas such as metadata; digital curation; digital archives and special collections, big data; technology-based instruction; digital humanities; intellectual property; or cross-disciplinary skill sets. A DigiCamp wiki will be used to gather participants’ ideas. Those with the most participant-generated interest will prevail, although time will be built in for the unexpected.
DigiCamp is co-organized by Elizabeth Gushee, Digital Collections Librarian at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, and Amy Rushing, Head of Digital Access Services at UT Libraries.