TDL to co-sponsor DH & Libraries THATCamp in Austin on November 7

The Texas Digital Library is pleased to be one of the co-sponsors of the next Digital Humanities & Libraries THATCamp, to be held in Austin on November 7, 2013, as a DLF Forum post-conference event.

Registration is now open for THATCamp. The cost is only $25 and qualifies registrants for discounted DLF registration. However, space is limited, so sign up early!  (Please note that you must also register at the DLF Eventbrite site.)

More about the DH and Libraries THATCamp:

Academic libraries– their staff, content, and services– have a long history of supporting digital humanities (DH) initiatives. Often these initiatives are concerned with  digital representation of content, discovery, preservation, and analysis — activities that are essential to a library’s mission. The DH and Libraries THATCamp will provide a venue to further explore on-going conversations about strategic partnerships and services libraries are uniquely situated to offer to the digital humanities arena, moving away from a support model to a truly collaborative framework in which librarians foster and contribute to DH as experts and scholars in their own right. It is our hope that by better defining and promoting our unique roles: valuable services will emerge; administrative and organizational support can be secured; and outreach endeavors will shape the community in sustainable ways.

The program for the day is up to the participants, but possible formats for sessions could include:

  • Demos and working sessions pertaining to specific digital humanities tools and resources
  • Lightening talks to raise awareness of all things DH and libraries: projects, tools, promotional tactics, workflows, programs/labs
  • Discussions about partnerships between librarians and digital humanities initiatives that can include pedagogy, emerging trends, critical skills
  • Strategizing sessions aimed at exploring organizational models and service frameworks
  • Workshops aimed at sharing skills with other participants
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