Digital Dork Shorts, Session Notes, and Evening/Weekend Plans

Just a reminder to add a link to your dork shorts sites in the comments to this post (whether you showed us your work in person or if the comments are the first time we see it).

Also, if you took notes in a session that you’d like to share, please post them in the Google drive folder we set up for THATCamp New Orleans. Even though WiFi was spotty, I will type handwritten notes from sessions I attended and post them. Hoping someone (or several someones) who attended the other sessions can do the same.

If you are in town for the evening or weekend and looking for fellow campers to join you in dinner, Boogaloo’ing, or anything not against the law, don’t forget the hashtag #tcno13.

Keep an eye here and on @tcampnola2013 for further news, and stay in touch!


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About Gena Chattin

Gena is the Digital Initiatives Librarian at the University of New Orleans. She previously completed an M.A. in French at the University of Maryland, an M.S. in Library Science at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and did undergraduate work in English and French at the University of Kentucky. As a librarian and archivist, she is passionate about the preservation and dissemination of information to researchers worldwide, and she is excited about the possibilities created by technologies in the humanities.

3 Responses to Digital Dork Shorts, Session Notes, and Evening/Weekend Plans

  1. Gena Chattin says:

    Digital Dork Short: The Orleans Parish School Board Minute Books

    Nothing special tech-wise, just a digital collection, but an amazing research resource. We are working on digitizing meeting minute books from public schools in New Orleans and Orleans Parish beginning circa 1840 and moving up through the early 20th century.

    This is a work in progress. Right now we just have a few up that were indexed by the UNO History Department. Getting the indexing work into the metadata in a useful way has been a challenge, and I think we’re still not quite there. This combined with the way CONTENTdm handles large text/monograph style collections makes the collection a little difficult to navigate. In short, we’re working on it, but it’s up for you to use, and you can always contact the library for help or questions.

    OPSB Minute Books:

    The Louisiana Digital Library in general:

  2. Gena Chattin says:

    A few have posted info on their projects in the comments on the original Dork Shorts post:

    And a few from my notes:

    The Open Parks Network:
    Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage:
    University of Southern Mississippi Maps Digital Collection:
    Guests of the Third Reich:

    I didn’t catch everyone. If you’re missing, please add yourself in the comments. Thanks!

  3. Liz Cole says:

    Hi everyone,

    THAT Camp was awesome and it was nice to meet all of you on Friday. I mentioned before the Dork Shorts that I am interested in putting together an informal affinity/hack group on Online Learning- with an emphasis on the informal. The goal would just be anyone who teaches online, supports online learning, or is just plain interested to share knowledge and get feedback across institutions. If you’re interested, please drop me a line and let me know.

    Liz Cole
    Online Course & Curriculum Developer
    Loyola University

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