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Thinking Digitally, Together: Models For Digital Scholarship At Gettysburg College, Amy E. Lucadamo, R.C. Miessler, Lauren E. White Jul 2019

Thinking Digitally, Together: Models For Digital Scholarship At Gettysburg College, Amy E. Lucadamo, R.C. Miessler, Lauren E. White

R.C. Miessler

Systems Librarian R.C. Miessler, College Archivist Amy Lucadamo, and senior Lauren White, discuss how Musselman Library has been involved in digital scholarship conversations and activities at Gettysburg, and invite discussion on how a campus-wide model for digital scholarship could emerge.


From The Trenches: Cross-Campus Digital History Collaboration, Amy E. Lucadamo, Ian A. Isherwood, R.C. Miessler, Jenna Fleming, Meghan E. O'Donnell Jul 2019

From The Trenches: Cross-Campus Digital History Collaboration, Amy E. Lucadamo, Ian A. Isherwood, R.C. Miessler, Jenna Fleming, Meghan E. O'Donnell

R.C. Miessler

In September 2015, our team launched The First World War Letters of H.J.C. Peirs (www.jackpeirs.org), a digital history initiative built on collaboration between faculty, students, and library staff. The project is founded on amazing primary source material, but with limited financial support and little dedicated staff time. We leveraged the creativity and hard work of our team members to build a website that is maintained by students and enhanced whenever possible with features and commentary from faculty and staff. Members of #TeamPeirs discussed the evolution of the project, the nature of our collaboration, and the intersection of audiences …


Dreaming Big: Library-Led Digital Scholarship For Undergraduates At A Small Institution, Janelle Wertzberger, R.C. Miessler Jul 2019

Dreaming Big: Library-Led Digital Scholarship For Undergraduates At A Small Institution, Janelle Wertzberger, R.C. Miessler

R.C. Miessler

In the summer of 2016, Gettysburg College’s Musselman Library piloted a student-focused, library-led initiative designed to promote creative undergraduate research: the Digital Scholarship Summer Fellowship. The fellowship is a ten-week, paid summer program for rising sophomores and juniors that introduces the student fellows to digital scholarship, exposes them to a range of digital tools, and provides space for them to converse with appropriate partners about research practices and possibilities. Unlike other research fellowship opportunities, the Digital Scholarship Summer Fellowship is programmatic, based on a curriculum designed to provide students a broad introduction to digital scholarship. Digital tools, project management, documentation, …


#Dssf16: Library-Led Digital Scholarship For Undergraduates At A Small Institution, R.C. Miessler, Keira B. Koch, Julia C. Wall, Lauren E. White Jul 2019

#Dssf16: Library-Led Digital Scholarship For Undergraduates At A Small Institution, R.C. Miessler, Keira B. Koch, Julia C. Wall, Lauren E. White

R.C. Miessler

In the summer of 2016, Gettysburg College’s Musselman Library piloted the Digital Scholarship Summer Fellowship (DSSF), a library-led, student-centered introduction to digital scholarship. The Fellowship, a 10-week, paid, summer program for rising sophomores and juniors, is programmatic, based on a curriculum designed to introduce the student fellows to digital tools, project management, documentation, and the philosophy behind digital scholarship. The Fellowship aimed to create a digital scholarship community of practice at Gettysburg College, collaborating with educational technologists and faculty engaged in digital scholarship to support the needs of the first cohort; in addition, the Fellowship supported the digital scholarship activities …


Developing A Community Of Practice Among Undergraduate Digital Scholars, R.C. Miessler, Janelle Wertzberger Jul 2019

Developing A Community Of Practice Among Undergraduate Digital Scholars, R.C. Miessler, Janelle Wertzberger

R.C. Miessler

In the summer of 2016, Gettysburg College’s Musselman Library piloted the Digital Scholarship Summer Fellowship (DSSF), a library-led, student-centered introduction to digital scholarship. For 10 weeks, a cohort of three undergraduate student fellows were introduced to digital tools, project management, research skills, and the philosophy behind digital scholarship, with the culmination the creation and presentation of a digital scholarship project. While the DSSF program is a library initiative, it drew support from partners from across campus, leveraging instructional support and the experience of digital scholarship practitioners from multiple departments to implement a broad curriculum in digital scholarship. The partners—who included …


Build Your Own Research Database Using Docfetcher.Pptx, Christopher A. Sweet Apr 2019

Build Your Own Research Database Using Docfetcher.Pptx, Christopher A. Sweet

Christopher A. Sweet

Commercial library databases are convenient and user-friendly, but what happens when you have a large amount of unique full-text documents that you want to make searchable? Have you ever tried to do a keyword search on a .PDF that is hundreds of pages long? It is an interminably slow process. This presentation will discuss how Chris has utilized open source DocFetcher software and digitized materials from Hathi Trust and the Internet Archive to research a book on Illinois bicycle history. It will also provide a live demonstration of how DocFetcher works in practice. This presentation has practical applications for anyone undertaking large text-based research …


Building An Ethical Digital Humanities Community: Librarian, Faculty, And Student Collaboration, Roopika Risam, Justin Snow, Susan Edwards Jun 2018

Building An Ethical Digital Humanities Community: Librarian, Faculty, And Student Collaboration, Roopika Risam, Justin Snow, Susan Edwards

Roopika Risam

This article examines work building a digital humanities community at Salem State’s Berry Library. The initiatives are comprised of a three-pronged approach: laying groundwork to build a DH center, building the DH project Digital Salem as a place-based locus for digital scholarship and launching an undergraduate internship program to explore ethical ways of creating innovative research experiences for undergraduate students. Together, these initiatives constitute an important move toward putting libraries at the center of creating DH opportunities for underserved student populations and a model for building DH at regional comprehensive universities.


Transforming The Landscape Of Labor At Universities Through Digital Humanities, Roopika Risam, Susan Edwards Jun 2018

Transforming The Landscape Of Labor At Universities Through Digital Humanities, Roopika Risam, Susan Edwards

Roopika Risam

No abstract provided.


Building An Ethical Digital Humanities Community: Librarian, Faculty, And Student Collaboration, Roopika Risam, Justin Snow, Susan Edwards May 2018

Building An Ethical Digital Humanities Community: Librarian, Faculty, And Student Collaboration, Roopika Risam, Justin Snow, Susan Edwards

Justin Snow

This article examines work building a digital humanities community at Salem State’s Berry Library. The initiatives are comprised of a three-pronged approach: laying groundwork to build a DH center, building the DH project Digital Salem as a place-based locus for digital scholarship and launching an undergraduate internship program to explore ethical ways of creating innovative research experiences for undergraduate students. Together, these initiatives constitute an important move toward putting libraries at the center of creating DH opportunities for underserved student populations and a model for building DH at regional comprehensive universities.


Looking Forward To Look Back: Digital Preservation Planning, Jennifer Brancato, Kayla Harris Jan 2018

Looking Forward To Look Back: Digital Preservation Planning, Jennifer Brancato, Kayla Harris

Jennifer Brancato

Digital information resources are a vitally important and increasingly large component of academic libraries’ collection and preservation responsibilities. This includes content converted to and originating from digital form (born-digital). Preserving digital material, such as social media and websites, is essential for ensuring that future generations know everyone’s story, especially those groups which have been historically underrepresented in official records. This presentation will detail the steps undertaken by a digital preservation task force to first assess the weaknesses in current practice, and then develop a plan to implement a digital preservation policy and workflow. As part of the project, the task …


Looking Forward To Look Back: Digital Preservation Planning, Jennifer Brancato, Kayla Harris Dec 2017

Looking Forward To Look Back: Digital Preservation Planning, Jennifer Brancato, Kayla Harris

Kayla Harris

Digital information resources are a vitally important and increasingly large component of academic libraries’ collection and preservation responsibilities. This includes content converted to and originating from digital form (born-digital). Preserving digital material, such as social media and websites, is essential for ensuring that future generations know everyone’s story, especially those groups which have been historically underrepresented in official records. This presentation will detail the steps undertaken by a digital preservation task force to first assess the weaknesses in current practice, and then develop a plan to implement a digital preservation policy and workflow. As part of the project, the task …


Dreaming Big: Library-Led Digital Scholarship For Undergraduates At A Small Institution, Janelle Wertzberger, R.C. Miessler Dec 2017

Dreaming Big: Library-Led Digital Scholarship For Undergraduates At A Small Institution, Janelle Wertzberger, R.C. Miessler

Janelle Wertzberger

In the summer of 2016, Gettysburg College’s Musselman Library piloted a student-focused, library-led initiative designed to promote creative undergraduate research: the Digital Scholarship Summer Fellowship. The fellowship is a ten-week, paid summer program for rising sophomores and juniors that introduces the student fellows to digital scholarship, exposes them to a range of digital tools, and provides space for them to converse with appropriate partners about research practices and possibilities. Unlike other research fellowship opportunities, the Digital Scholarship Summer Fellowship is programmatic, based on a curriculum designed to provide students a broad introduction to digital scholarship. Digital tools, project management, documentation, …


Developing A Community Of Practice Among Undergraduate Digital Scholars, R.C. Miessler, Janelle Wertzberger Aug 2017

Developing A Community Of Practice Among Undergraduate Digital Scholars, R.C. Miessler, Janelle Wertzberger

Janelle Wertzberger

In the summer of 2016, Gettysburg College’s Musselman Library piloted the Digital Scholarship Summer Fellowship (DSSF), a library-led, student-centered introduction to digital scholarship. For 10 weeks, a cohort of three undergraduate student fellows were introduced to digital tools, project management, research skills, and the philosophy behind digital scholarship, with the culmination the creation and presentation of a digital scholarship project. While the DSSF program is a library initiative, it drew support from partners from across campus, leveraging instructional support and the experience of digital scholarship practitioners from multiple departments to implement a broad curriculum in digital scholarship. The partners—who included …


After The Interview, Jenna E. Nolt Jul 2017

After The Interview, Jenna E. Nolt

Jenna Nolt

No abstract provided.


Questioning The Past And Possible Futures: Digital Historiography And Critical Librarianship, Heidi Jacobs, Calin Murgu Mar 2017

Questioning The Past And Possible Futures: Digital Historiography And Critical Librarianship, Heidi Jacobs, Calin Murgu

Heidi LM Jacobs

The role of history as a discipline is, as Burton and Sweeny claim, not only to transform our understanding of the past and the present but also to shape possible futures. Digital historical projects are transformative endeavors that attempt to negotiate and navigate the past and articulate these possible futures. Drawing on the foundational ideas of critical librarianship to “intervene in and disrupt” structural inequities and on examples from digital historiography, we argue for a more robust role for librarians within these transformative endeavors. In so doing, librarians can use conscious, deliberate, reflexive actions to work toward animating values central …


Shining A Light On A University Special Collection With Data Visualization, Lisa Deluca, Katie M. Wissel Mar 2017

Shining A Light On A University Special Collection With Data Visualization, Lisa Deluca, Katie M. Wissel

Kathryn Wissel, MBA, MI

The Valente Collection is a 29,000 volume special collection that bridges Italian and Italian American history, literature, religion and art. It is a unique asset for the library and the university. One concept for promoting this collection and offering insight into the holdings is visualization. This goal of this poster is to help academic librarians assess which tools are most appropriate to create visualizations of current collections. Examples of different visualization types are explained including Excel Power Map. Tableau and Datawrapper.


Going Analog And Getting Artsy: Programming In The Academic Library, Lisa A. Forrest Jan 2017

Going Analog And Getting Artsy: Programming In The Academic Library, Lisa A. Forrest

Lisa Forrest

At Hamilton College's Burke Library, innovative programming has been implemented to highlight the creative work of Hamilton’s students and faculty. Apple & Quill provides opportunity for students to participate in writing workshops and analog makerspace activities (such as book making), and publicly share their writing through organized reading events in the library. As a result, the series has attracted students and faculty to the physical library building, forged new personal connections, improved collaborations with campus partners, and engaged the community with the library.


Topic Modeling, Shawn Martin Dec 2016

Topic Modeling, Shawn Martin

Shawn Martin

Module on topic Mmdeling for Digital Humanities course.


Digital Libraries, Digital History, And The Use Of Omeka, Shawn Martin Dec 2016

Digital Libraries, Digital History, And The Use Of Omeka, Shawn Martin

Shawn Martin

A module focusing on using Omeka as way to build digital libraries, particularly focusing on a digital history project, Leadership at Indiana University: Andrew and Theophilus Wylie, 1820 - 1890.


Thesis Poster: Increasing Awareness, Usage, And Knowledge Of Digital, Local History Materials In Urban Public New Jersey Libraries With Libraryboxen., Benjamin H. Saracco Apr 2016

Thesis Poster: Increasing Awareness, Usage, And Knowledge Of Digital, Local History Materials In Urban Public New Jersey Libraries With Libraryboxen., Benjamin H. Saracco

Benjamin Saracco

Twenty-first century libraries are digitizing more of their historical collections in recent years than ever before. However, much of this content is not being served to the local populations due to lack of awareness as well as the absence of a platform to deliver this content locally. The first part of this study identified populations in New Jersey that are located in areas with a rich historical past and also serve patrons that utilize their local public libraries to access the internet. The second part of this project sought an instructional technology that could be used to increase awareness, usage, …


Between Subject And Tech Expertise: Collaborating With Faculty For Digital Humanities Projects, Rose Fortier, Heather G. James, Wendy Fall Feb 2016

Between Subject And Tech Expertise: Collaborating With Faculty For Digital Humanities Projects, Rose Fortier, Heather G. James, Wendy Fall

Heather James

Libraries are well-positioned for partnership with digital humanities efforts in several ways. The management of digital items and the description of information resources for future researchers make libraries natural partners in digital humanities projects. Often Humanities scholars will reach out to the library for support or even guidance in these projects.

At Marquette University, the Gothic Archive exemplifies the development of this collaboration. Though the Archive started as a humble collection of digitized and transcribed gothic chapbooks, it is being developed into an interwoven collection of digitized materials and contextual objects and promises to become a full-fledged digital humanities tool. …


The Iowa Studio: Reconceptualizing Support For Digital Scholarship, Tom Keegan, John Culshaw, Paul A. Soderdahl Jan 2016

The Iowa Studio: Reconceptualizing Support For Digital Scholarship, Tom Keegan, John Culshaw, Paul A. Soderdahl

Paul A Soderdahl

On June 1, 2015, The University of Iowa (UI) Libraries with the support of the UI provost, launched the Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio. The Studio maintains a physical presence in the UI Main Library and was created by merging the Libraries-operated Digital Research and Publishing department with the campus-operated center called the Digital Studio for Public Arts and Humanities. With nearly a dozen full-funded staff positions, the Studio represents a remarkable commitment of institutional resources to the growth and development of digital scholarship. Housing the Iowa Digital Library (over one million digital objects), Iowa Research Online (the institutional repository), …


The Iowa Studio: Reconceptualizing Support For Digital Scholarship, Tom Keegan, John Culshaw, Paul Soderdahl Jan 2016

The Iowa Studio: Reconceptualizing Support For Digital Scholarship, Tom Keegan, John Culshaw, Paul Soderdahl

Tom Keegan

On June 1, 2015, The University of Iowa (UI) Libraries with the support of the UI provost, launched the Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio. The Studio maintains a physical presence in the UI Main Library and was created by merging the Libraries-operated Digital Research and Publishing department with the campus-operated center called the Digital Studio for Public Arts and Humanities. With nearly a dozen full-funded staff positions, the Studio represents a remarkable commitment of institutional resources to the growth and development of digital scholarship. Housing the Iowa Digital Library (over one million digital objects), Iowa Research Online (the institutional repository), …


Grey Literature At The Cummings Cummings Center For The History Of Psychology, A Case Study, Jodi Kearns, Cathy Faye Jun 2015

Grey Literature At The Cummings Cummings Center For The History Of Psychology, A Case Study, Jodi Kearns, Cathy Faye

Jodi Kearns, PhD

No abstract provided.


The Changing Nature Of The Text, Fred W. Jenkins Jan 2015

The Changing Nature Of The Text, Fred W. Jenkins

Fred W Jenkins

No abstract provided.


Hagerty Library Collection Development Internship, James Gross Dec 2014

Hagerty Library Collection Development Internship, James Gross

James Gross

Collection Development Internship at the Drexel University, Hagerty Library. Summary of several collection management projects. Heavy usage of excel for data extraction. Screenshots used for visual aid.


Pioneers In Your Attic: Uvu's Sutherland Archives' Experience-Updated., Catherine Mcintyre Aug 2014

Pioneers In Your Attic: Uvu's Sutherland Archives' Experience-Updated., Catherine Mcintyre

Catherine McIntyre

Utah Valley University's George Sutherland Archives participated in a state-wide digitization project called Pioneers In Your Attic: Preserving the Legacy of the Overland Migration. Developed by Scott Eldredge of Brigham Young University, several university digitization centers, or hubs, collaborated with regional public libraries, museums, and historical societies to host "scanning events," inviting members of the public to bring unique, historic family photographs and documents, such as diaries, journals, letters, and business papers, to be scanned for free, and added to an openly accessible online digital collection called Pioneers In Your Attic. This presentation focuses on the overall experiences of staff …


Ancestry.Com Database: Ins Subject Index, James Gross Jan 2013

Ancestry.Com Database: Ins Subject Index, James Gross

James Gross

Brief review of a new database available from (Ancestry.com). The database, "INS Subject index," is now available to subscribers of (Ancestry.com). This is an index of records held by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Services.


Better Know A Viewshare: Exploring Texas Funeral Records, Jennifer Brancato Apr 2012

Better Know A Viewshare: Exploring Texas Funeral Records, Jennifer Brancato

Jennifer Brancato

No abstract provided.


Incorporating Text Encoding Initiative Projects In Technical Services, Richard Wisneski May 2011

Incorporating Text Encoding Initiative Projects In Technical Services, Richard Wisneski

Richard Wisneski

Presentation on workflows and best practices in performing text encoding work in an academic library technical services department