THATCamp Follow-Up

Here are a few resources to help you continue the conversation!

A Storify compiling some of our tweets throughout the day:

A list of tools and resources for Digital Humanities projects: 

Content Management Systems
Access to Memory (AtoM)
Drupal – CMS
OCLC ContentDM
Omeka – DL w. plugins
WordPress ( will take you to the software/CMS. To visit an existing blog, use

Digital Humanities Tools
(visualizations, exhibit enhancements, etc)
Bamboo DiRT directory of tools
Chronicling America
Flipsnack (also: FlipSnack EDU)
Google Cultural Institute
Google Fusion Tables
Google Maps – How to Make a Customized Google Map
OpenRefine (formerly Google Refine)
pop-up Archive
SmugMug (photos)
TAPoR (Text Analysis Portal for Research)
TimelineJS (timeline tool using Google Sheets data)

Data Tools
Project CRADLE

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User interactivity

With a new, large digital project underway, I’m interested in tools and techniques for effective user interactivity. (underline and highlight “effective”)  Options for people to post personal memories, share digital copies of materials from their family collections, assist with transcription of documents, and even generate discussions around broader topics.

While we’ve done a lot in terms of digitization over the years, we have not done anything in terms of user participation. I want to be sure that things are easy/low barriers to interact, and that the interface facilitates well the types of interaction being encouraged.

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Food, fabulous food!

Please let us know your lunch box choices from Subway as soon as possible.

(I know it is not very fancy but we have limited (no) budget, and I’d like to get some decent food in you for the day)

Please answer this survey from SurveyMonkey:

I don’t need your name.  I will allow you to self-distribute via notes on top, so please remember what you ordered!


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Registration deadline

The deadline to register for THATCampSAA 2014 is Friday, August 15, at 12:00 PM (noon).

This is so we can get necessary information to the wonderful folks who run our unconference space and to get that all-important refreshments/lunch order working.

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Approved registrations and a CHANGE OF VENUE

Hey everybody!

Including our organizers, we have 20 great people registered for THATCampSAA 2014. Thanks so much for participating.

We have a new venue. Instead of another boring and cold room at the Marriott, we are being hosted at the fabulous DC Public Library Digital Commons! Here is the site info:

DC Public Library Digital Commons
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (DC Public Main Branch)
901 G St. NW
Washington,  DC  20001
Google map

Metro Stop: Gallery Place, Metro Center

Please propose sessions! Even though we “wing it” with an agenda at the first session, it is useful to have some proposals we can brainstorm with and build our day around. You submitted some great ideas to talk about and some desired personal outcomes, so return to some of those “why I’d like to be at THATCamp” notions and propose something…even just a data-gathering session where you can share applications/websites and have a look at some together is a useful type of session for many.

Soon I’ll be sending out a list of attendees and sharing some highlights of our registrations so far but in the meantime, while you think of some sessions you might propose, have a look at your fellow Campers!

All best,


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Registration now open

Registration for THATCamp SAA 2014 is now open! Please visit or click on the registration tab.

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Welcome to THATCampSAA 2014!

There’s a new THATCamp being planned! THATCampSAA 2014!

We have a date, time and place:

Sunday, August 17, 2014, from 9:00 to 5:00. Our location is tentatively the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC.

This is the same hotel as the joint annual meeting of COSA, NAGARA and SAA, which officially ends the day prior to THATCampSAA.

More details will be published here when known. Meanwhile, read more about the THATCamp movement and browse other THATCamps at

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