THATCamp Virginia 2013 Just another THATCamp site Thu, 12 Dec 2013 22:09:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Link to Exploring Altmetrics Notes Sat, 09 Nov 2013 20:50:27 +0000

Here are the notes from the Altmetrics meeting:

Links for Digital Storytelling Session (4:15 p.m.) Sat, 09 Nov 2013 20:33:17 +0000

I thought we could start by looking at Tapestry, an app for creating simple stories/essays in your browser and viewing them on the web or in one of Tapestry’s mobile apps.

The Tapestry platform was inspired by Robin Sloan’s essay-as-app called “Fish.” I’ve been using the platform with my students for the past two semesters on a “Tap Essay” assignment. (If you’re interested, I wrote a blog post about my experience.) All of their tap essays are archived on the Tapestry website:

If we have time, we might want to explore other platforms and tools for digital storytelling, with a focus on free, web-based apps:

Note: Most of these tools follow a “freemium” model, which allows students to create their first project for free or use a limited version of the app without creating an account.

What am I forgetting? I’d love to hear about what other people are using to teach digital storytelling in their classes.

Link to Notes from Tools for Exploring Big Sound Archives Sat, 09 Nov 2013 18:59:12 +0000

Find notes and links from the discussion here:

Link to Open Source Gab Session Doc Sat, 09 Nov 2013 18:52:21 +0000

Here is the Open Source Session notes link:

Link to Data Dump/Analyze/Display Session Sat, 09 Nov 2013 16:52:25 +0000

Hi ThatCampers,

Here is the link to the document where we gathered recommended programs to approach this problem with modular solutions.

At this point there is not one overall program that we could come up with to do all these things at once.

I am interested as a person squarely in the humanities to partner with an IT/library science people to help to develop something that would be usable and very user friendly for humanities-types.





Listen to Wikipedia Guided Meditation – Reflections Sat, 09 Nov 2013 15:55:04 +0000

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link to Google Doc for digital pedagogy/critical thinking session Sat, 09 Nov 2013 15:44:26 +0000

Digitally inflecting a class Fri, 08 Nov 2013 22:16:17 +0000

Jeff McClurken’s terrific pedagogy workshop made me want to sneak in one more session proposal. We spent a fair bit of time in the workshop talking about Jeff’s remarkable digitally-focused classes, but not as much time talking about how to digitally inflect more traditional courses. This might fit into the session Susan proposed about teaching critical thinking with the digital humanities. I’d like to propose a hands-on discussion of ways that participants are digital inflecting their classes–sort of like the small group exercise Jeff pointed to in his document but that we didn’t have time for this afternoon. By the end, I hope that we’d have some tentative plans for ways we could digitally inflect our own traditional courses.

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Links for Teaching Digitally Workshop — 4 PM Fri, 08 Nov 2013 20:56:52 +0000

All the links that I’m going to mention in my session are available here (and add any other relevant examples you’d like to this open Google Doc).

Teach Session Proposal: Intro to Omeka Fri, 08 Nov 2013 20:54:20 +0000

If anyone wants to learn the basics of Omeka, I’m happy to teach a workshop on it — I’ve done so many times. Here’s a fun (advanced) example of an Omeka site — the Grateful Dead Archive Online:

Here’s a description of said workshop:


Building Scholarly Online Archives with Omeka

These days, any scholar or organization is almost certain to have a collection of digital material from research and teaching: scanned texts, digital images, original syllabi, even historic songs, oral histories, or digital video. Omeka is a simple, free system built by and for scholars and cultural heritage professionals that will help you publish and interpret such digital material online in a scholarly way so that it’s available for researchers, students, and the public in a searchable online database integrated with attractive online essays and exhibits. In this introduction to Omeka, we’ll look at a few of the many examples of Omeka websites built by archives, libraries, museums, and individual scholars and teachers; define some key terms and concepts related to Omeka; learn about the Dublin Core metadata standard for describing digital objects; and go over the difference between the hosted version of Omeka at and the self-hosted version of Omeka at Participants will also learn to use Omeka themselves through hands-on exercises, so please *bring a laptop* (not an iPad).