UC San Diego Digital Scholarship Uncamp
The Library is excited to invite you to the “UC San Diego Digital Scholarship Uncamp, 2016,” a half day series of interactive presentations and discussions devoted to introducing and exploring a broad array of topics and methods in Digital Humanities (DH) and emerging DH opportunities on campus. The Uncamp will take place from 9 am to 2 pm, Thursday, November 3rd 2016 in Seuss Room at the Geisel Library.

While these talks and tutorials will pay special attention to the needs and interests of Area Studies, we believe the subject matter will be applicable to any scholar interested in emerging digital methods for humanistic-oriented research.

Please RSVP if you will be joining us for ANY PART of the day as we need a head count to plan properly. PLEASE be sure to complete all fields on the invitation. These will let us know which topics you are most interested in discussing and learning more about, if you will be eating breakfast and/or lunch with us and if you have any dietary restrictions (so we know how much and what kind of food to order).

Schedule (Thursday, November 3rd)
8:30-9 am
Coffee, Breakfast, and Introductions

9-9:10 am
Welcome and Introduction to the Day

9:15 – 10:45
Session I. A general introduction to digital scholarship:

Features Lightning Round Presentations by various scholars at UCSD conducting digital scholarly projects, followed by a general discussion
Lighting Round Presenters Include:

● Sarah Buck Kachaluba, Latin American Studies Librarian
● Xi Chen, Chinese Studies Librarian
● James Deavenport, Ph.D. Candidate, History
● Erin Glass, Digital Humanities Coordinator
● Scott Mcavoy, Digital Media Lab, UCSD Library
● Mehrdad Yazdani, CALIT2 researcher
● Ho Jung Yoo, Research Data Curation Librarian

Session II. Exploring tools and topics in Digital Humanities: Break-Out Sessions: Facilitated Discussions led by

Track A. Curating Digital Collections (Discussion Facilitator: Cristela García Spitz)

This presentation will be about both creating and using digital collections – in other words, how the digital infrastructure is curated to allow a satisfactory access experience. It will address theoretical (planning) and applied (technical) issues in curating digital collections. Presenters will likely be from the library and will show examples of good practices.

Track B. Envisioning Traditional Scholarship through GIS (Discussion Facilitator: James Deavenport)

How to use GIS technologies to demonstrate traditional scholarship and allow/transform it into new kinds of scholarship

Track C. Data Curation (Discussion Facilitators: Ho Jung Yoo, David Minor)

Data Management – follow best practice, write an effective data management plan; Sharing and Discovery – describe your data and deposit it in a repository and make your data citable; Digital Reservation – Ensure sustainability by putting your data in a digital archive.

Working Lunch and Discussion in Groups

Conclusions (Facilitated Recap and Take-Aways)

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