Ideas for moving forward
Build a bridge with the Digital Humanities
- more visible
- THAT Camp (The Humanities And Technology Camp)
Bi-monthly web chat regarding tools had been proposed by Ricc Ferrante (see tools discussion )
- what strategies will ensure that momentum in this is maintained?
- time is a big issue - to learn new skills, keep abreast of current initiatives - professional development (line manager buy-in)
- could have 2 minute update and then main agenda item
- other people / institutions not at the unconference would like to participate
CurateCamp - could be another model to follow
We need to be more conscious of what each other are working on - willing to share things that are not fully baked
We agree this group is now a resource for discussion. We have built a community,
Could have regional event - eg New England Archivists
Goals - need to be realistic
Sustainability of tools created by projects ..
- but there is a cost - c$1000 per head
Identify and share best practices - best practices exchange
Major Takeways from the meeting
First step is to create a wiki page in these areas. Do some fact finding, identify individuals to contribute. Generate discussion in this area. Talk to other groups for information.
- Catherine Stollar Peters to create wikipage
Digital Research communities
- Digital Humanities (Matt K) / open government, scientific data curators ....
- Digital Archives Twitter day - possibly during Archives Week (Gretchen)
- Courtney Mumma, Brad Westbrook and Mark Matienzo
- Erin O'Meara and Brad Westbrook to create wikipage
Policies and best practices
- could possibly look at placing on wiki
- Courtney Mumma and Catherine Hobbs - wiki page