Drew University CommonsCon18

image: CommonsCon2018 posterCommonsCon is an annual event organized by the Drew University Instructional Technology group in collaboration with the library and university faculty partners. In Kristen Turner‘s excellent opening session, “The Importance of Evidence in a Digital Age,” she challenged us to reflect on the implications of hypertext and networked information in developing an argument. Citing Toulmin, she reminded us that when using digital sources, the links out are part of the argument.

I was honored to provide the closing session (PDF slides, with discussion notes). Please visit the event site for more information.


Looking forward to this talk:

Ethiopic Manuscript Imaging Project

image: illustrations and bindings from Ethiopian manuscripts Steve Delamarter, from George Fox University, will discuss the Ethiopic Manuscript Imaging Project (EMIP) on Wednesday, May 22, at 3:30 p.m., in Knight Library’s Browsing Room. Delamarter will describe how technical and organizational challenges factor into managing a large digital humanities project with more than 20 collaborators.

Delamarter started the EMIP in spring 2005 with the goal of helping preserve images of Ethiopia’s manuscript heritage and making them available for scholarly study. In the past six years EMIP has digitized around 9,400 manuscripts in North America and Ethiopia, and others in Kenya and England. Of these manuscripts, about 1,200 are Arabic. Most are in Ethiopic and Amharic.

Delamarter’s talk is sponsored by the UO Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Center (DSC) with additional support from the African Studies Program, Arabic Studies, and the Department of Religious Studies. This event is free and open to the public.

For further information, contact Karen Estlund, head of the DSC, at kestlund@uoregon.edu.

source; UO Libraries, http://library.uoregon.edu/node/3522

Digital Scholarship Center at UO Libraries

image: masthead detail from Open Access journal,

The Digital Scholarship Center (DSC) is officially launched; see below for Deb Carver’s campus announcement. Congratulations and thanks to the core planning team (Stephanie Wood, Karen Estlund, Kirstin Hierholzer, and Lesli Larson) and the many library and campus faculty and staff who contributed to the vision and plan.

The DSC’s services include workshops, consultation, tools for digital scholarship, facilitation of interdisciplinary and international collaborations, and tailored grant-writing assistance. Founded on  principles of access, sharing, and preservation, the DSC is also home for the library’s scholarly communications programs, including Open Access publishing.

Sent: Monday, November 12, 2012 4:42 PM
To: Deans, Directors, and Department Heads
Subject: Digital Scholarship Center

Dear Colleagues,

The UO Libraries is launching a suite of services to provide enhanced support for researchers who need to explore and use technology for analysis, expression, and distribution of their work.   The UO is experiencing a surge in interest in digital scholarship; new media; creating new forms of knowledge; and exploring the impact of technology on teaching, learning, and discovery.   To address some of these interests, the library has combined many existing efforts and support services, including the pioneering work of the Wired Humanities Projects, to form the Digital Scholarship Center (DSC) http://library.uoregon.edu/diglib/ .

The DSC is modeled after a few exemplary programs at other institutions (University of Maryland, University of Nebraska, Brown University, Columbia University, and NYU) and informed by interviews and surveys with UO faculty and graduate students.   The DSC is in its very initial stages, but our goal is to expand the services based on our engagement with faculty over the next several months. Immediate services include training, a speaker series, consultation on tools, digital archiving, and sandbox server space for experimentation.   Faculty engagement will come from an advisory board, faculty fellowships, and current and prospective projects.

For further information, please contact
Karen Estlund, Head, DSC <kestlund[at]uoregon[dot]edu>, Andrew Bonamici <bonamici[at]uoregon[dot]edu>, or myself  <dcarver[at]uoregon[dot]edu>.

UO Blogs web publishing now available!

UO Blogs is an easy-to-use academic blogging and web publishing service for the University of Oregon community. Students, faculty, and staff can use the service to quickly create blogs or websites for courses, groups, or individual use. UO Blogs offers a variety of themes and plugins to choose from to help customize your blog or website. To get started, go to blogs.uoregon.edu and log in with your DuckID and password (the same  i.d. used for uoregon email and Blackboard).

Textualities in the Digital Age: Stanley Fish Keynote

From the April 14, 2012 Symposium:

image: Stanley Fish at University of Oregon Symposium

Watch video of Prof. Fish’s keynote

Stanley Fish, Humanities and Law, Florida International University

“Textualities in the Digital Age” focuses on concrete examples of digital projects and then moves to broader considerations of tools and approaches to help the audience consider how digital methodologies might expand the horizons of their own research. The symposium participants present a range of approaches to digital texts, from digital critical editions to computer-assisted historical inquiry.