Save the date: #MLATechCamp – January 31, 2018

Save the date: #MLATechCamp – January 31, 2018

Do you need to manage born digital content in your collection? Maybe a refresher on fair use of your digital collections? Or guide patrons through creating data visualizations like this:

data visualization example

Come to #MLATechCamp!

The Emerging Technologies and Services Committee of the Music Library Association (MLA) is hosting a one day pre-conference workshop before the MLA annual meeting in Portland, OR to enhance skill sets of librarians, humanists, and technologists who work or want to work with digital objects and data.

New to working with digital materials and data visualization? Come to #MLATechCamp!

This workshop will offer something for seasoned practitioners as well as novices to learn and build together in a collaborative, interactive, informal, spontaneous, and productive environment.

Work on collections outside of music? Come to #MLATechCamp!

All are welcome. Registration for the pre-conference is separate from MLA’s annual meeting. We actively encourage anyone interested in digital aspects of librarianship to take part.

The format of the TechCamp will be familiar to those who have participated in THATCamps. In addition to three pre-arranged hands-on workshops, it will include participant-proposed lightning talks. The lightning talks offer a platform for attendees to share digital projects, tools, and programs, as well as works in progress or ideas.

Registration opens October 15.


TechCamp Nitty Gritty:

When: January 31, 2018, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Hilton Portland & Executive Tower (the MLA Conference Hotel)

What: Hands-on Workshops

Introduction to processing born digital content

Jonathan Manton
Music Librarian for Access Services,Yale University)

Introduction to Data Manipulation and Visualization in R

Francesca Giannetii
Digital Humanities Librarian, Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Fair use and digital projects

Kathleen DeLaurenti
Head Librarian of the Friedheim Library and Archives, Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University

What: Lightning shorts by participants

We want to hear what digital projects are keeping your busy and what tools you use to make your workflows work.

Cost: $50

Extra Perks: Certificate of completion to support continuing education

More information:

We will be tweeting using the hashtag #mlatechcamp



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