#dhcoll14 now storified!

I have made a rough story of the #dhcoll14 tweets that can now be viewed here.

It’s not perfect, and some tweets may have gotten lost, but is a nice little summary of the great discussions we’ve had over the past two days.


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how does this relate to DH?
FYI: www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2014/may/22/world-digital-library-coming-true/

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Link to shared notes

At the beginning of every session, please have a brief conversation about whether or not individual speakers want to be identified and associated with their comments. If desired, designate a notetaker (or ask everyone to contribute to notes). These notes can be excellent resources for attendees looking for references, links, etc., as well as for those who couldn’t make but would like to follow along with the sessions.

We will create files for every session in this folder.

Having trouble with the shared notes folder? Track down Sarah Potvin (@sp_meta) for troubleshooting help.

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possible collaboration?

The first talk raises an intriguing question:  Has any research been done on failed DH projects?  If not, how would we do one?

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Teaching Collaboration

Hi! One of the issues I run into is that humanities scholars (like me!) are trained for solitary research, not collaboration. While we’re eager to collaborate with our cross-disciplinary peers and colleagues, we may lack the soft skills to engage constructively in collaborative activities. How can we incorporate collaborative activities into our pedagogy to instill not only the praxis of collaboration but the spirit of it as well into our students?

Maybe we could use the Voyant suite voyant-tools.org/as a test case to brainstorm how to incorporate collaboration into a teaching activity. I can do a short demo of the suite, and then we can brainstorm how we might model collaboration in the classroom using the range of tools the suite offers.

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Controversial or radical documents?

I would like to talk about controversial materials such as KKK documents that need to be digitized from Cushing’s collections. I also have some radical movements’ documents that I would like help working through issues of copyright, but I would love to have digitized for wider access.

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Friday session

Boot camp topics.
“Possible topics for boot camp thus far includes TEI and/or XSLT training, GIS, digital project management, digital project startup, and Neatline.”
I feel like a kid in a foreign candy store: so many options, so little understanding at this point. As a novice, I confess to being most interested in the basics – digital project management and startup and Omeka before Neatline.

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Session: Graduate Student Collaboration

I want to talk about breaking away from the normal modes of collaboration that we tend to see in DH and the humanities. When graduate students are collaborating, it tends to be with a faculty member, in a team for an assistantship, or as part of a course. There is not enough voluntary or student-initiated and student-run collaboration yet, and I think it’s important we talk about why that may be. What is keeping me from writing an article, starting a project, or otherwise pooling efforts in some way with another graduate student or a team of them? Some more focused questions I’d like to consider:

-What’s keeping us from working together; disciplinary, institutional, or social structures? Lack of diverse skill sets?

-What do graduate students have to gain from working with each other?

-What do we lose (or gain) from the lack of faculty guidance or involvement in a student collaboration?

-How can (assuming they can and will, of course) librarians assist a team of students in a project?

-What do we think of interdisciplinary projects or different genres and forms of subject matter that may affect how graduate students work together?

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Roles & responsibilities in collaborative teams

What sort of structures are needed to support collaborative work? After two years working in digital libraries, and since attending Lynne Siemen’s Issues in Large Project Planning and Management mini-course at UCLA, I’ve been thinking about how collaborative work is delineated, assigned, and, really, managed. Of course, the twin issue is: how is credit assigned and given, and what authorship issues arise in collaborative work? In this session, I’d like to talk about how collaboration raises the need for new models of authorship.

If possible, maybe we could look at examples of authorship agreements among groups, talks about some potential disciplinary tendencies and differences, and examine taxonomies of digital scholarship and roles. Are best practices out there?

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