Showing posts from January, 2013

Resolutions for 2013

Since yesterday's post means that 2012 is officially over (I wish! Working in academia there are no clean year end breaks - especially outside of the classroom), the plans for 2013 can begin! So since I'm always hatching some 'scathingly brilliant' plan (+2pts for recognizing the quote) allow me to update you on a few of mine for 2013. 1. Rock an internship with Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage 's web developer. I am super excited to start this internship and will do my best to keep you up-to-date on both the fun and daily things that I will be doing every Thursday and Friday this spring. 2. Complete a research project that can be published in an academic journal. You might have noticed I am interested in the ways that Digital Humanities projects can be used for instruction, I'm trying to undertake a study of how UMD Humanities faculty are using DH projects in their courses this spring. I just need to get an advisor for the project (I h

Reflecting on 2012

Happy New Year! I realize I'm a little late, but its been a busy finals/holidays/back to work few weeks. Before setting new priorities for 2013, I would like to take a day to reflect on the lessons learned and goals achieved in 2012. School Digital Preservation - Apply international and national standards as best as you are able for the materials your institution has with the resources available. Remain aware of standards as they are updated. TEI is awesome (I would love to work more closely with TEI)!!! Information Access - Listen carefully to what people say their information needs/wants are and ask questions. Not all reference resources are available on the internet (say what!?!). Research Methods - Completing an NEH grant proposal is very intense but a great experience! History of the Book - A great introduction to rare books and the vocabulary of rare books. Special Collections - Are complicated and transitioning (doesn't that just sum up life?) Library Mana