Recommended external events.
The Bodleian Libraries are running a Wikipedia ‘Editathon’ in support of the Bodleian-developed online resource QueenVictoriasJournals.com. The aim of the session is to improve Wikipedia coverage of individuals and events mentioned by Queen Victoria in her journals. The event takes place at the Radcliffe Science Library next Friday 24 May, from 1-4pm.
We are hoping that we’ll have good turnout on the day from interested students… and maybe even staff!
Tuesday 9 April 2013 Location: Ship Street Centre, Jesus College, Oxford
This one-day workshop will showcase digital crowdsourcing projects in the Arts and Humanities, and discuss the impact of such initiatives. ‘Impact’ is a broad term, which encompasses issues connected to community, digital curation, public engagement and knowledge exchange. Key questions will include:
- What does impact mean in this environment?
- What types of impacts can be achieved by crowdsourcing initiatives?
- How can crowdsourced resources balance quality control and peer review?
- What are the impacts of devolving key processes away from core teams and institutions to public participants?
- What impacts do crowdsourcing initiatives have on participants and to what extent is it possible to influence this?
This year’s event will explore the increasing use of partnerships to address the challenges presented by change. The three conference strands are: students; employers; and organisations as partners. The opening address will be provided by Sir Michael Barber, Chief Executive of Pearson. The provisional programme is available on the website.
15 July 2013 – 17 July 2013
Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park
This SEDA Summer School is intended for colleagues, whether new or experienced in academic development, who see as part of their role helping their institution to increase and enhance the appropriate use of digital technologies. The Summer School is not primarily about the technologies themselves. Rather it is about the good and critical uses of digital technologies in academic development to support the increasingly digital university.
Deadline is early March, conference 10-12 September http://www.alt.ac.uk/alt-conference/altc2013/submit-proposal