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Digital Humanities video chat Thursday, July 19, 2012

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On August 13, 2012, from 12:00 to 1:00 pm, we will be hosting the second digital chat focusing on Digital Humanities in the State of Connecticut (see our first digital chat here). We will be using Google+ Hangouts which will allow up to ten participants to join in a live video conference discussion.

Joining me in this discussion will be:

Michael Howser – University of Connecticut Libraries, Map and Geographic Information Center (MAGIC)

Greg Colati – Director, University Archives & Special Collections, Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut

Tom Scheinfeldt – Managing Director, The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University

Clarissa Ceglio – Research Associate, The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media and Content Manager, ConnecticutHistory.org

Brenda Miller – Curator, Hartford History Center at the Hartford Public Library

Kathy Foulke – Project Director, Connecticut History Online

Trevor Owens – Digital Archivist, National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) in the Office of Strategic Initiatives at the Library of Congress

If you would like to participate:

  • Leave a comment about what you would like to discuss and what institution or organization you are affiliated with.
  • Next you’ll need to register for a free Google+ account and click on my Google+ profile to add me to your circles. G+ will notify me which will then allow me to invite you to the Hangout. On the day of the Chat, all you’ll need to do is log in to your G+ account and look for the invite.
  • If you would prefer to watch, the discussion will be broadcast live through a public YouTube feed. Jack Dougherty (Trinity College) posted a great “how to” you can find find on his blog, On The Line.

Preliminary topics:

Collaborative projects

Using geospatial tools to teach and present history in new ways

Using Google Refine to clean your metadata

Links from todays chat

Viewshare – http://viewshare.org/

Connecticut History – http://connecticuthistory.org/

Connecticut Archives Online – http://library.wcsu.edu/cao/

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