CURATEcamp Digital Libraries 2013

The theme of this CURATEcamp will be bridging the gulf between the Computer Science dominated world of digital libraries research and the LIS dominated world of digital libraries practice. We hope to foster communication between these oft- times disparate groups. Afterall, collaboration and awareness leads to great ideas, right?
 
This open forum allows for discussions with a diverse group of professionals in a setting in which topics develop organically throughout the day. Visit http://curatecamp.org/pages/how-it-works for more information.
One of the core goals of CURATEcamp is that everyone engages in peer-to-peer learning, collaboration, and creativity to broaden the digital curation community.
 
Most of all, you’ll be in a position to propose topics, ask questions, get answers, and make connections with your peers in a welcoming environment.  There are no spectators at CURATEcamp...only participants!
More info here: http://www.jcdl2013.org/curate-camp

CURATEcamp SAA 2013 Pre-conference, Tuesday, August 13, New Orleans, LA

SAVE THE DATE: CURATEcamp SAA 2013 Pre-conference, Tuesday, August 13, New Orleans, LA There will be a one-day pre-conference CURATEcamp at this year's Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting.  Registration is open now! & Space is limited. We encourage you to register and share with others. We're hoping for a diverse group of attendees as enthusiastic as last year's inaugural bunch.
CURATEcamp SAA 2013 Pre-conference wiki
This workshop is an unconference-style event at which participants will engage in discussions related to data curation and digital archives. It’s an unconventional format, with participants in charge of determining learning objectives by choosing the topics and driving the discussion. And it’s an opportunity to brainstorm on current topics, explore ideas in progress or tough concepts, and share best practices.
This open forum allows for discussions with a diverse group of professionals in a setting in which topics develop organically throughout the day. Visit CURATEcamp - How it works or CURATEcamp SAA 2012 for more information.
One of the core goals of CURATEcamp is that everyone engages in peer-to-peer learning, collaboration, and creativity to broaden the digital curation community. Most of all, you’ll be in a position to propose topics, ask questions, get answers, and make connections with your peers in a welcoming environment. There are no spectators at CURATEcamp...only participants!
Who should attend? Anyone who touches digital records and wants to participate and learn in this new format.
What should you already know? You should have a basic understanding of digital collections and data sets.
 
WHEN: Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 10 AM – 4 PM
COST: $39 (SAA Members), $69 (Non-Members) in advance*
 
Space is limited to 40 registrants, so reserve your spot while you can: SAA 2013 CURATEcamp registration

CURATEcamp Exhibition: Exhibition in and of the Digital Age

http://blogs.loc.gov/digitalpreservation/2013/05/curatecamp-exhibition-exhibition-in-and-of-the-digital-age/
 
"Alongside this year’s Digital Preservation 2013 meeting, I am excited to announce that we will also be playing host to a CURATEcamp unconference focused on exploring the idea of exhibition. For those unfamiliar with unconferences, the key idea is that the participants define the agenda and that there are no spectators, everyone who comes should plan on actively participating in and helping to lead discussions. Everybody who participates should come ready to work."
 
 

iPREShack - SPRUCE, OPF and CURATEcamp hackathon at iPRES2013

DUE TO LOW SIGNUP, THE CAMP HAS BEEN CANCELED
 
Registration for iPRES and signup for iPREShack is now open. An event page is here:
http://wiki.opf-labs.org/display/SPR/iPREShack+-+SPRUCE%2C+OPF+and+CURATEcamp+hackathon+at+iPRES2013
 
The event
 
iPREShack is a digital preservation hackathon that will take place during iPRES2013. Attendees will work together to address preservation challenges, and enhance our preservation tools. As well as advancing our ability to perform digital preservation it will be an opportunity for attendees to work with the best technical experts in the field, to advance their understanding of digital preservation, to develop their coding skills and to exchange knowledge and experience in a friendly and collaborative environment.
SPRUCE, OPF and CURATEcamp have been running a variety of digital preservation themed events over the last few years, and bring a wealth of experience to the facilitation of iPREShack. We'll be working hard to put that experience into practice and deliver a productive, and most importantly fun, iPRES hackathon.
But don't take our word for it. We solicit feedback from our attendees using an anonymous online form at the end of each of our events. Here's what attendees said about our last hackathon, held in Leeds, UK in March 2013:

  • "(Liked) Developing practical solutions for concete problems; ability to meet up with other developers/practitioners with similar issues;opportunity to exchange knowledge, views and opinions."
  • "(Liked) Collaboration between different institutions, all working together to solve issues that were viewed as important to address."
  • "(Liked) The communication among people who had worked on different tools. I met lots of people I'd known only over the Internet."
  • "As someone who is relatively new to digital preservation in general it gave me a good overview of the different tools available, their strengths and weaknesses and how best to use them."

And these were the responses when we asked if we should run a similar hackathon event on an annual basis:"Definitely", "Yes", "Absolutely", "Yes, maybe even on quarterly or half-year basis. I believe such events (if focused) are really good to start doing new features, fix existing bugs and more. Also they act as a motivator and keep projects/tools alive.", "Yes", "Yes! Yes! and Yes again!", "YES! At least on an annual basis", "Yes, perhaps even more frequently", "Yes", "Yes!", "PRETTY PLEASE!", "Yes, if not more often", "Yes", "Yes (or more frequently)", "Yes, if not more often".

Announcing CURATEcamp AVpres 2013

CURATEcamp AVpres 2013 will focus on the digital preservation & access needs of audiovisual collections. The event will take place on April 19th, 2013, from 12pm EST until the end of the day.  View the wiki page for more information: http://bit.ly/WhtgS1
 
Check it out! (Attend online! For free!)  You may register and propose topics here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dHl2...
 
This CURATEcamp is unique in that it will span three physical sites via Google Hangout which will also allow virtual attendees to participate. Brought to you by the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) Open Source Committee & CURATEcamp!
 

CURATEcamp DLF 2012

There will be a CURATEcamp at DLF again this year!
 
Last year we had a theme designed to bring together Coders and Catalogers and it was a lot of fun.  This year we haven't picked a theme, so we may go with an open discussion.  If you feel strongly about a theme, or want to help run the camp, please let us know in the comments or mail declan at declan dot net.  Thanks!
 
If you're new to CURATEcamp, check out the About and How It Works tabs above.

CurateCamp Processing: Processing Data/Processing Collections

There's a new CURATEcamp in the works! From:

http://blogs.loc.gov/digitalpreservation/2012/06/curatecamp-processing-p...

Alongside this year’s NDSA/NDIIPP conference, DigitalPreservation 2012, we are excited to try out another kind of meeting, an unconference. In conjunction with DigitalPreservation 2012 we are going to play host to a CurateCamp. For those unfamiliar with unconferences, the key idea is that the participants define the agenda and that there are no spectators, everyone who comes should plan on actively participating in and helping to lead discussions. Everybody who participates should come ready to work.

We are focusing this camp on the idea of processing, bringing together the computational sense of the word with the archival sense of it. We are particularly excited about bringing together archivists and curators with software developers and engineers to do some creative thinking and tinkering. You can read up on the topic below. We will be opening up registration for the camp, and posting information about where exactly in the DC metro area we will be hosting the event, but we wanted to make sure those interested could put it on their calendars now. The camp will be the last day of DigitalPreservation 2012, July 26th and it is being facilitated by myself and Leslie Johnston from the Library of Congress and Meg Phillips, Electronic Records Lifecycle Coordinator at the National Archives and Records Administration and Mark Matienzo, Digital Archivist at Yale University.

If you are interested in participating, or just have ideas for things you would love to see campers engage with, take a minute to post a comment about an idea you have for a session in the comments of this post. Consider posing some questions you would like the group to think about tackling in some of the sessions.

Processing Data/Processing Collections

Processing means different things to an archivist and a software developer. To the former, processing is about taking custody of collections, preserving context, and providing arrangement, description, and accessibility. Processing, in its analog archival sense, also includes a lot of preservation, (stabilization, preliminary conservation assessment, and the dreaded “re-housing”). To the latter, processing is about computer processing and has to do with how one automates a range of tasks through computation. When a cultural heritage organization’s work is organized around processing digital objects, these two notions of processing intermingle. This CurateCamp unconference is intended to put these two notions of processing together in whatever ways can be imagined by the curators, archivists, librarians, scholars, software developers, computer engineers, and others that attend.

Potential topics and considerations could include:

Automated inventorying and file characterization
Computational determination of hierarchical arrangement
Format validation & migrations
Automated metadata extraction
Potential roles for entity extraction in subject cataloging
Dynamically generated description
Malware scanning
Pattern & fuzzy searching for PII, SSNs, etc
Automated access restrictions
Generating visualizations and using them as access tools
Human computation’s potential role in cultural heritage collections
Machine learning and digital collections
Using name authority linked data
Processes for geo-refferencing
Potential uses of facial recognition tools for identifying individuals in collection images

CURATEcamp SAA 2012

There will be a one-day pre-conference CURATEcamp at this year's Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting. Registration is open now! & Space is limited. CURATEcamp SAA 2012 Pre-conference, Monday, August 6, San Diego, CA http://www2.archivists.org/conference/2012/san-diego WHEN: Monday, August 6th, 2012 (9am - 5pm) WHERE: Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA COST: $39 (SAA Members), $69 (Non-Members) in advance* *Regular rates apply after July 6. Space is limited to 40 registrants, so reserve your spot while you can: http://saa.archivists.org/4DCGI/events/eventdetail.html?Action=Events_De... NOTE that this is a different CURATEcamp from the event happening at GATECH!
 
EDIT 9/5/12
 
It's a wrap!  We exchanged ideas, shared best practices, and took notes at the first CURATEcamp to be held at the Society of American Archivists annual meeting. This was a successful event where archivists and technologists came together for a day-long discussion of data curation and digital archives.
 
For more details on the event, see the wiki: http://wiki.curatecamp.org/index.php/CURATEcamp_SAA_2012
Notes (and a lot of good links) are available here: http://wiki.curatecamp.org/index.php/CURATEcamp_SAA_2012_Notes

Reminder: CURATEcamp GATECH 2012 registration

Registration for CURATEcamp GATEHC 2012 is still open and slots are filling up fast. Attendance this year is limited to 70, so get it while it's hot!

http://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1081751

Dates: May 7 & 8
Location: Clough Commons, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA
Lodging: http://curatecamp.org/content/lodging-curatecamp-2012
Price: $65 (breakfast & lunch provided)

Register for CURATEcamp GATECH 2012

CURATEcamp GATECH 2012 registration is open!

http://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1081751

Join us May 7 & 8 in sunny Atlanta, GA for CURATEcamp in the Clough Commons at Georgia Tech.

The cost of registration (breakfast & lunch provided) is $65.

Attendance this year is limited to 70, so if you're interested in this unconference connecting practitioners of digital curation with technologists and software developers, register soon.

Thanks to our sponsors the Digital Library Federation (DLF), Penn State, and Georgia Tech Libraries!

Read more about the unconference at http://curatecamp.org/about

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