Workshop: Digital Humanities is What You Do with it: Going beyond Digitization in Special Collections (ticketed event)
Sponsored by: Voyager Press Rare Books and Manuscripts
By adding value to digital collections through the use of digital humanities tools, special collections curators and archivists can build upon traditional methods of engagement with the public, scholars, and students. This full-day workshop will explore digital humanities tools for curating digital collections after creation, including collection management, donor development, integration with research and teaching, and adding distinction to born-digital and digitized material. Through lectures, discussion, and hands-on activities, participants will learn which digital humanities tools can be used in special collections libraries and how to apply these tools, techniques, and digital curation activities in their work. Each instructor will discuss a proven practical application of digital humanities techniques in traditional curatorial work that is replicable by others regardless of size of institution, dedicated staff, and supported technologies. This workshop is for curators, librarians, and archivists who manage collections of born-digital and digitized material with a basic understanding of digital collections.
Suzan Alteri, University of Florida, Gainesville
Chelsea Dinsmore, University of Florida, Gainesville
Richard Freeman, University of Florida, Gainesville
Jessica Marcetti, University of Florida, Gainesville
Daniel Reboussin, University of Florida, Gainesville
Laurie Taylor, University of Florida, Gainesville
Registration: Limited to 24 participants.