Frist Multipurpose Room A
Frist Multipurpose Room A
February 21, 2012: Technology Spotlight – Ben Johnston on Digital Humanities
In this session on the digital humanities, Ben goes over the definition, examples, and best practices in digital humanities, or the digital study of the human condition. Highlights include an overview of the Whitman Archive, image collection analysis, and encoding of text and semantic metadata, such as the implementation of Text Encoding Initiative, or TEI markup. Watch the video below to see the entire presentation.
Please note that video for this session is unavailable.
Ever realize you left your notes from an important meeting on your usb drive, but all you have with is your smart phone, and now you need some piece of information from that meeting right away? Evernote can solve that and many other mobile technology problems. If you live a mobile life and use technology even just a little bit, Evernote can act like a second brain, because it allows you to access your stuff just about anywhere from any device. This session will show you the efficient functionality of Evernote and highlight a few practical uses of the software.
Anne Langley is the Head Librarian, Science and Technology Libraries and Library Liaison to the Department of Chemistry at Princeton University. She has authored three books on academic librarianship, and is an active library instructor. Prior to coming to Princeton, she was a Librarian and Adjunct Professor at Duke University, and lead singer of the band Fluff Chick in Chapel Hill, NC. Anne has tried her hand at a variety of professions, including deckhand on a shrimp boat, short-order cook, selling Marimekko fabric, poet and construction worker. She thinks it is important to make every day fun.
Does assembling and managing your bibliographies take hours that you could better spend improving your papers (or with family and friends)? The session will focus on how bibliographic management software can streamline the research and writing process–whether you’re a physicist or a philologist!
Audrey Betsy Welber and Willow Dressel will give an overview of bibliographic management and demonstrate how RefWorks, Endnote, and Zotero work with Library’s databases, including the brand new “Searchit@PUL” interface.
Audrey Betsy Welber serves Princeton primarily as a humanities reference librarian in Firestone Library. She runs the Library’s “Chat Reference” service, which allows students and faculty to get reference help from librarians in real time via Instant Messaging. Audrey also occasionally teaches a freshman writing seminar with the Princeton Writing Program.
Willow Dressel is the assistant engineering and plasma physics librarian. Her work interests include instruction, search interfaces, and bibliographic citation managers. She teaches workshops on Zotero in Firestone Library.
If you are wondering what all this Digital Humanities stuff is all about, you might want to check out this list by the CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative of digital humanities related course syllabi.