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Thursday, July 13
 

9:30am

#w1 Project Management: Running Further Together
Collaborative Notes for Session (add your own thoughts!)

In May 2016, the University of Kansas Libraries piloted Research Sprints: One Week, One Project, a new program aimed at cultivating relationships with faculty through deep project-based engagement. Modeled on programs such as the NEH-funded One Week | One Tool digital humanities workshop, our Research Sprints were designed as a week-long partnership with faculty members to complete a research or pedagogic project, in contrast to more typical one-time research consultations. Three faculty members, matched with a team of expert librarians and staff, worked intensively and without distractions for one week. All three teams succeeded in producing impressive digital deliverables, and all three faculty members reported that the week had exceeded their expectations. Critical to the success of the program was our use of project management methodologies and approaches, borrowing particularly from our experiences in the digital humanities. We created project management tools and templates to keep each team on track, assigned a project manager to each team, and organized regular check-ins with the project managers before and during the sprints. Given the compressed timeframe to complete each project, the project management tools were essential to identifying task dependencies, developing workflows for completing tasks, and documenting each team’s processes each day. Moreover, our employment of project management techniques added another layer of library expertise to each project, and helped solidify the team bond and library-faculty relationships we cultivated that week, relationships which have persisted long after the conclusion of the sprints. This workshop will provide an overview of our pilot program. Participants will learn about and work with the project management techniques, tools, and workflows we used; consider the benefits and challenges of implementing a research sprint model at their own institutions; and plan and discuss and their own projects. This workshop will be of interest to project managers, librarians, administrators, and others who are considering utilizing project management and collaborative, team-based methods to advance digital scholarship in the humanities.

Speakers
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Pamella Lach

Digital Humanities Librarian, San Diego State University
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Brian Rosenblum

Librarian, University of Kansas
Co-Director, Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities


Thursday July 13, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Ullyot North Chemical Heritage Foundation

9:30am

#w2 Effective Digital Pedagogy Workshop Design

Collaborative Notes for Session (add your own thoughts!)

In this workshop, we will discuss strategies for running programs that focus on the effective incorporation of digital tools and projects in the classroom. Rather than a tool- or method-based approach, the focus is on the development of assignments from learning objectives through assessment. We will discuss the importance of thoughtful pedagogy and how this model provides a sustainable way to grow interest in digital methods and tools across your campus.
 

Speakers
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Emily Sherwood

Assistant Director, Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship, Bucknell University
Emily Sherwood is the Assistant Director of Digital Pedagogy and Scholarship and an Affiliated Faculty Member in English at Bucknell University. She holds a Ph.D. in English Literature from the Graduate Center, CUNY.


Thursday July 13, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Franklin Chemical Heritage Foundation

9:30am

#w3 Introduction to Scalar
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In this workshop, you will be introduced to Scalar, an open source digital publishing platform created by the Alliance for Networked Visual Culture and hosted at USC. Scalar has been used to create media-rich digital archives, monographs, edited collections, textbooks, dissertations, and classroom projects (among many other uses). In this workshop, you will be introduced to the platform itself, including examples and use cases, before being led through the process of creating your own Scalar site.

Speakers
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Alicia Peaker

Digital Scholarship Specialist, Bryn Mawr College
Alicia Peaker is the Digital Scholarship Specialist at Bryn Mawr College and Director of the Digital Scholarship Summer Fellows program. She has worked previously as the CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Fellow in the Digital Liberal Arts at Middlebury College; the Co-Director for Our Marathon... Read More →


Thursday July 13, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Ullyot South Chemical Heritage Foundation
 
Friday, July 14
 

9:30am

#w4 Tropy: Software to Organize the Digital Photographs You Take in Your Research
Collaborative Notes for Session (add your own thoughts!)

We propose an interactive introduction to Tropy, free and open source desktop software that enables researchers to organize and describe their research photos. Tropy is under development at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. Over the last several years, archival research practices have shifted from taking notes or photocopies on site to taking digital photographs of research materials, which are then processed after the research trip. Though this method allows researchers to view more sources in the archives, researchers then struggle to organize their photos in a meaningful way. Existing photo management software is of little help. It tends to focus on the photograph itself, and offer little scope for attaching metadata describing the object in the image or for organizing images based on that information, while also being proprietary and costly to purchase.

Tropy allows researchers to add metadata to photos individually or to a large group of photos simultaneously, using customizable templates. Templates can also be imported, so archives and libraries can create templates for their collections to share with researchers. Photos can be grouped into individual documents; documents can be gathered into collections or tagged. Tropy also allows notes to be associated with photos, accommodating descriptions or transcriptions of documents. Full text search of metadata, notes and tags allows you to find what you need in your research. Photos and associated metadata can be exported for use in other platforms, including for ingestion into an institution’s digital asset management system or catalog.

A beta release for testing is available, and a stable beta for ongoing use is slated for release in early July 2017. This interactive presentation will provide audience members with an opportunity to hear from the Tropy team about the software’s design and development, to download and be walked through the beta release and to explore what Tropy can offer for their research and for their institution or organization.

Speakers
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Stephen Robertson

Director, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University


Friday July 14, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Franklin Chemical Heritage Foundation

9:30am

#w5 Collaborative Jekyll

Collaborative Notes for Session (add your own thoughts!)

For several reasons, at our school, we have prioritized developing new projects as static sites, which has forced us to address the obvious shortcoming of such technologies: working with multiple contributors. In this workshp we will explore a stack geared towards collaboration. Our current model, based on github, prose.io and Jekyll, allows us to get student and faculty involvement with minimal technical barrier. On a practical level, this stack is easily reproducible since relatively few resources are required. 

Participants will leave the workshop knowing how to setup the stack, collaborate and have a site ready for deployment through github-pages with a specific URL. 


Speakers
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Nabil Kashyap

Digital Scholarship Librarian, Swarthmore College
Nabil Kashyap is the Digital Scholarship Librarian at Swarthmore College and lives in Philadelphia.
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Roberto Vargas

Research Librarian for Humanities & Interdisciplinary Studies, Swarthmore College


Friday July 14, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Ullyot South Chemical Heritage Foundation