RESOURCE: Up and Running with Omeka.net

Looking to explore Omeka? Miriam Posner, coordinator of the UCLA Digital Humanities program, recently published a pair of posts, drawing on her experience teaching an introductory Omeka Workshop at THATCamp Feminisms West. In the first post, Posner sets up an account, adds items, and forms collections; in the second, she creates a digital exhibit. Omeka is a ...

POST: The CODATA Mission: Preserving Scientific Data for the Future

At Spellbound Blog, Jeanne Kramer-Smith has posted on a session from The Memory of the World in the Digital Age: Digitization and Preservation conference, sponsored by UNESCO in cooperation with the University of British Columbia and held in September 2012 in Vancouver. Untangling the acronyms, Kramer-Smith identifies the Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) ...

POST: Learning By Doing: Labs As Pedagogy

Cameron Blevins writes here about the challenges of teaching digital methods in a history classroom. Some of the experiences might ring true with librarians tasked with teaching information literacy, such as this: My first lab, for instance, spelled out instructions in excruciating detail. Unfortunately, this led to exactly the kind of passive learning I wanted ...