Category Archives: Session Proposals

TALK: Communicating Resources to Researchers

Many institutions have a backlog of “items” in their holdings that are not currently discoverable/accessible in their online finding aid(s). Most institutions are actively working on rectifying this, as funding, staffing, etc., allow. Currently if researchers want to know if … Continue reading

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Cat Battles – Using Papers Past Text to seed Game Play

Hi Im Greig I work in the digitisation team at NLNZ and am currently obsessed with the idea of making a cat card based battle game out of Papers Past Article Ideas. The general Gist is to expose new audiences … Continue reading

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TALK: Digital Archiving – what is it to you?

Hi, I’m posting this on behalf of Jay, who suggested a discussion tomorrow on the topic of digital archiving.

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TALK: Audience

Facilitator: Murray Hemi I’d like to talk about audience. How do you use or match your publication/digital platform with the audience you are wanting to access. Is there any data or research undertaken with the NZ public to understand how … Continue reading

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TEACH: Database fundamentals

Having data in a spreadsheet can be fine for many types of data and projects, but when you want to start interrogating the data in more complex ways a relational database is much more powerful. There are numerous programmes around … Continue reading

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TEACH: Using Video Essays as a Research/Teaching Tool

Now that editing software is easily available and it is increasingly simple to download/rip AV content, video essays are becoming increasingly popular. Two main trends seem to be emerging: 1. Video essays that merge text, sound and visual content in … Continue reading

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TALK: Exchanging knowledge services for data

Background Data collection from human subjects is always a challenge. Now that everyone and their dog is on the internet, it has become possible to collect data online. Some researchers have investigated the feasibility of doing so and have concluded … Continue reading

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TEACH: What can a SPARQL endpoint do for you?

— [Update: 3 December 2013]: A blog summarizing a little of what I presented at my THATCamp session can be found here: – Thanks to all those who attended!] — Two-weeks back I built myself a linked file-format registry. For me, … Continue reading

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How do I facilitate a session?

If you’re new to the THATCamp scene, you might be wondering how to facilitate a session. This is entirely up to you, but here are a few suggestions… Camper introductions Who are you? Where do you come from? What do you … Continue reading

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