Today: Promoting Interdisciplinary Engagement in the Digital Humanities

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I am writing this on the train to Oxford, where today James Baker and I will lead a workshop on sharing data for researchers. We have some slides up on figshare here:

Baker, James; Priego, Ernesto (2014): Sharing Data… A Researcher Perspective. figshare.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1038375

Our session will take place around 11-12 BST but feel free to contribute to the etherpad if you are so inclined (link on slides above).

Our participation is part of the DH Crowdscribe Project‘s Promoting Interdisciplinary Engagement in the Digital Humanities AHRC Collaborative Skills series. The poster is here: http://goo.gl/tHhExE [PDF].

I am very much looking forward to this event. Happy Friday everyone.

#LibPub Session 6: Libraries and Archives Disrupting Publishing?

Winchell, Alexander. Image from ‘Preadamites; or a demonstration of the existence of men before Adam, etc’, British Library 003949013. Via The Mechanical Curator. Public Domain.
Winchell, Alexander. Image from ‘Preadamites; or a demonstration of the existence of men before Adam, etc’, British Library 003949013. Via The Mechanical Curator. Public Domain.

Today we’re back at our Libraries and Publishing module at #citylis. Last week there was no lecture due to Reading Week. I hope students had a chance to catch up with the readings on Moodle!

[On Wednesday evening I came back to London from Nairobi. I had the privilege of participating in the Discoverability of African Scholarship Online workshop that took place  on 10-11 March 2014. It was organised by the OpenUCT Initiative and the Carnegie Corporation of New York. I uploaded a fileset with relevant workshop materials to figshare, here, in case anyone is interested (if you are into the present and future of librarianship, you should!).]

Today we will be discussing how library collections and archives interrogate (disrupt?) previous and current conceptions of “publishing”. We’ll do this through two  presentations by two very special guest speakers:

  • Dr James Baker, Digital Curator, British Library
  • Dr Geoff Browell, Senior Archives Services Manager, Library Services, King’s College London

By hearing about their two different professional experiences in the present day, we will be hoping to stimulate a discussion about how future libraries and future publications will co-exist.

Some links to check out:

Don’t forget you can share resources and engage with us with the #LibPub and #citylis hashtags on Twitter.

I can’t wait. See you later!