Assigning Wikipedia editing

This article might be of interest:

Assigning Wikipedia editing: Triangulation toward understanding university student engagement: http://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/4340

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My Visualization Project

As I promised yesterday, here is the blog post I wrote about my comparisons of the two versions of “Chronique de la derive douce”. Apparently, in the two subsequent months, I have completely forgotten how to recreate my results in either of the tools. But here they are.

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Thank You Everyone!

Thanks again everyone for a great THATCamp Kentucky. I hope that you stay in touch and look for another one happening within the next year.

As promised, here is the Twitter archive, in which you can find a lot of the links to tools and resources we shared over the weekend.

And in case you want to visualize the pattern of Tweets, here is a direct link to the visualization.

Remember you can continue to keep using this space to share and keep the conversation going!

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My professional organization call for digital humanities projects

SAA 2014 regular annual conference call for studies for 51 seminars and 5 workshops includes 5 such calls for Digital Humanities studies—

24. New Approaches to Visualizing Shakespeare
Seminar Leader: Diane K. Jakacki (Bucknell University)
How do digital visualization tools augment research and teaching? What are their limitations?
This seminar welcomes work with 3D renderings of theater spaces, immersive character and scene simulations, geospatial information systems, video games, and timeline tracking software.
It promotes dialogue among scholars interested in the visual representation of Shakespeare’s works and encourages reflection upon emerging digital tools. Those who are familiar with the visual aspects of the Digital Humanities are welcome, as are those who are new to them.

33. Shakespeare and Language: Close and Distant Reading
Seminar Leaders: Jonathan Hope (Strathclyde University) and Margaret Tudeau-Clayton
(University of Neuchâtel)
This seminar invites papers on Shakespeare’s language from a variety of perspectives: digital text analytics, linguistic theories (then and now), language economies, language philosophies, the phenomenology of language, the history of rhetoric, performance and performativity, translation and adaptation, silence, noise. Especially welcome is work on digital tools, projects, and teaching materials.
A principal objective is to promote informed discussion of a question exercising scholars in the digital humanities as well as literature departments: how to negotiate
distant and close reading as this bears on Shakespeare.

50. Theorizing the Digital Archive
Seminar Leaders:
Louise Geddes (Adelphi University) and Valerie M. Fazel (Arizona State
University)
This seminar speculates that the digital Shakespearean archive exists in alternative cultural forms to traditional embodiments of textual studies and therefore calls for innovative theoretical approaches. Digital textuality de-centers the text as the object of study, instead making the platform the artifact. As a result, the question arises whether authority resides in the text or its use. This seminar seeks not only to examine specific examples of digital publication but also to theorize how we might talk about Shakespeare online.

2014 WORKSHOPS
52. Curating the Digital Folio of Renaissance Drama for the 21st Century
Workshop Leader:
Michael Witmore (Folger Shakespeare Library)
This workshop welcomes Shakespeareans interested in joining the Folger Digital Folio of
Renaissance Drama for the 21st Century. Participants may work solo or collaboratively to develop research projects based in 400+ dramatic texts that comprise this state-of-the-art digital corpus of Renaissance English drama, supporting machine-assisted critical studies. Participants are encouraged to design, implement, and assess lightweight, generative digital curation assignments for small teams of undergraduate curators. What social and intellectual factors must we take into account for this type of collaborative work to succeed?
53. Digital Resources for the Early Modern Book Trade
Workshop Leaders:
Adam G. Hooks (University of Iowa
) and Kirk Melnikoff (University of
North Carolina, Charlotte)3
This workshop considers the digital resources available for studying the early modern English book trade (EEBO, ESTC,USTC, EEB, DEEP, etc.). Based on the structure of current databases, talking points may include metadata, variant spellings, searchability, and integration with other resources. The workshop will also assess three electronic book-trade projects in development, and will imagine what new resources might be desirable in coming years. Those engaged in digital projects or who use digital tools in their teaching or research are encouraged to participate.

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Digital Syllabus?

Here is an interesting example of a digital syllabus using Prezi.  It’s extremely well done and worth a look.

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Resources for copyright and Wikipedia articles

I enjoyed today’s conversations. Here are some relevant resources:

Codes of fair use best practices: http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org/fair-use/best-practices

HathiTrust Research Center: http://www.hathitrust.org/htrc

Writing Wikipedia articles: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education_Program:Peer_to_Peer_University/Writing_Wikipedia_Articles_%282013_Q2%29

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Streams and themes

Identity, reputation, security

Dig ipad, tools

Online teaching

DH CENTERS/ community

DH research

Library archives

Philosophy, open access, Wikipedia

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Politics of Physical Appearances

#THATCampKY is a great place to discuss the Politics of Physical Appearances for Black femininity in digital spaces, hip-hop, and gender performance. It is a great place to reflect on previous courses and the knowledge I gained from students.

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New Friends

I’m having a great time at THATCampKY! Meeting new people; making new friends.

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DH centers on campus-how to determine the needs

I am interested in hearing about development of DH centers, different configurations, are they structured as part of the library, or separate? How were the needs assessed? Is there an Institutional Repository component? Looking forward to hearing from others.

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