Resources from THATCamp Newark Collaboration 2014

April 4 was a resounding success, with participants from Rutgers, NJIT and the Newark Public Library in attendance. We created a number of interesting reference documents that may be of use to many, so I’m sharing them here.

One of the first sessions on the schedule was a hybrid session, explaining what digital humanities means, and then segueing into a discussion of possible DH projects for the 350th Anniversary Celebration of the Founding of the City of Newark.

Davida Scharff ran a session on how to become a Wikipedia Editor. She shared a her presentation, “College Students as Wikipedia Editors,” and accompanying bibliography with the group. Adriana Cuervo, Associate Director of the Institute for Jazz Studies, took descriptive notes for the session that many readers will find helpful.

One of our afternoon time slots was devoted to a Code Academy, having folks dig into some basic coding by altering the code for Krista’s “Newark Eats” map to suit their own purposes.

Take a look at notes from the Community Collaboration session, run by Dr. Mary Rizzo, which tackled issues of partnerships between academic and community institutions.


The John Cotton Dana Library at Rutgers-Newark is proud to sponsor

THATCamp Newark Collaboration

April 4, 2014


Paul Robeson Campus Center Room 256/257

Rutgers the State University of New Jersey

Newark, NJ 07102

Registration is free

Welcome to web site for THATCamp Newark Collaboration, taking place April 4, 2014  in the Paul Robeson Campus Center on the Rutgers University – Newark campus.

Newark Collaboration is designed to foster digital humanities partnerships between the universities, colleges, cultural heritage institutions and community partners in Newark, New Jersey. This “unconference” is aimed at developing networking between humanities scholars, computer scientists, scientists, museum and library professionals and the Newark community to foster project collaboration and community engagement. The day will be filled with meet-and-greet opportunities and the chance to get our hands dirty doing some coding, solving problems, or initiating the planning stages of digital humanities projects. Participants are encouraged to propose a session before the conference begins and come prepared to lead it!


Registration is limited to 80 participants

If they have one, participants should bring a laptop.

For further information, contact Krista White, Digital Humanities Librarian at the John Cotton Dana Library at kwhite2 [at] rutgers [dot] edu.


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