Traveling to CURATEcamp 2011

CURATEcamp 2011 attendees who are wondering how best to get to Palo Alto in August might wish to take a look at this helpful resource from Stanford University:

http://transportation.stanford.edu/alt_transportation/airport.shtml

CURATEcamp 2011 is Coming!!!

CURATEcamp 2011, August 15-16, Palo Alto, CA

WHEN: August 15-16, 2011 (8am - 5pm)
WHERE: Meyer & Green Libraries, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
COST: $125 (includes meals from dinner on the 14th until lunch on the 16th, and lodging if you need it -- one bed in a double room in Stern Hall)

CURATEcamp 2011 is a two-day unconference connecting practitioners of digital curation with technologists and software developers.

Space is limited to 120 registrants, so reserve your spot while you can:

http://www.regonline.com/curatecamp2011

CURATEcamp 2011 is generously sponsored by the Pennsylvania State University; the Storage Networking Industry Association; the University of California, Los Angeles; Indiana University; and the Digital Library Federation (Council on Library and Information Resources). To keep costs low, we are also soliciting additional sponsors. If your institution is interested in fostering community around the practice of digital curation, please contact Katherine Kott.

More information

More information about CURATEcamp is available at http://curatecamp.org/.

Have questions about the camp? Please join the Digital Curation group and fire away.

-CURATEcamp 2011 Unorganizers
Katherine Kott
Mike Giarlo
Declan Fleming

Get ready for CURATEcamp #OR11!

We're glad you're coming to CURATEcamp #OR11! The camp may be very different from other conferences you've attended. This post is meant to provide some orientation around what you can expect of CURATEcamp.

HOW TO PREPARE FOR CURATECAMP

Be prepared to participate: come with an idea or two for topics in digital curation -- tools, frameworks, workflows, policies, resources, services, etc. -- that interest you. Even better, add that idea to the ideas list in advance to get the creative juices flowing before the event.

When we meet as a group, we’ll vote on which topics to discuss and in what order.

Propose any topic that interests you and contribute to the conversation however you can. We all bring different perspectives: you can add data points to advance the discussion; you can ask questions that others might not have considered; you can demonstrate something.

CAMPING 101

Make your way to Room 1.124 of Perry Castañeda Library, where you may find food (we're working on the logistics still) and fellow Campers to socialize with. At around 8:45am we’ll settle in our seats, aiming to start the event at 9am. (The room is open to us at 8am, for those who are early risers.)

CURATEcamp #OR11 will follow the “open agenda” model. The meeting has no preset agenda on purpose; the point is to connect folks who are eager to share their perspectives and hear those of others. The Camp’s overarching theme is digital curation. We intend for the event to be equally interesting to diverse practitioners, whether you develop software, manage day-to-day operation of a repository, or curate digital materials.

We will sit in a roughly circular configuration, introduce ourselves, and say a few words about the kind of work we do and what we'd like to discuss. Our chair will then ask for proposed topics, recording them for future reference, and then we'll chunk the discussions into 30 minute slots. At the end of each 30 minute slot, we will vote on continuing the current topic or moving to the next one. People are encouraged to add topics to the list during breaks and lunch.

Around 3pm, we will begin wrapping up the discussion; we lose access to the room at 3:30pm. After the event, we'd like to keep everyone together for drinks so you can discuss what you've heard today and network with peers! We're not sure about the logistics on this yet, so keep tuned to http://curatecamp.org and the digital-curation list for details.

WHAT YOU CAN DO BETWEEN NOW AND THE CAMP

First and foremost, think about some digital curation related topics you'd like to discuss. When you're ready, add them to the list.

You may engage fellow Campers in advance of the Camp in a few different ways:

  • Search your favorite index or social network for the Camp tag, "#CURATEcamp", and discover other Campers
  • Tag your own stuff with "#CURATEcamp" and "#OR11" so other Campers can find you
  • Follow @CURATEcamp on Twitter
  • Write to the digital-curation list
  • Jump on the Freenode IRC network and join the #curatecamp channel

If you have any questions or requests, send them to Mike Giarlo, Declan Fleming, or Ryan Scherle.

RESOURCES

Wireless at CURATEcamp #OR11

If you will be using a wireless-enabled device at CURATEcamp #OR11, you will need to fill out a short survey provided by the University of Texas for access to UT's guest network. This must be filled out by May 31st. More information from the conference organizers follows.

UT Libraries will use the information you provide to obtain your login credentials. You will receive these credentials when you arrive at the pre-conference meeting. (If you are attending multiple pre-conference meetings, it is not necessary to fill out the survey form multiple times.)

Please note that wireless access at the main conference site (the AT&T Conference Center) does not require login credentials. The above instructions apply only to pre-conference workshops and meetings that take place on Monday and Tuesday at locations on the UT Austin campus.

More information about logging on to the UT Austin guest network is available here.

Registration open for CURATEcamp events

CURATEcamp is holding TWO events this summer, and we're pleased to announce that registration is now open for both! These meetings are not linked, but are fairly close to each other on the calendar, so we are announcing them together.

ANNOUNCEMENT #1

CURATEcamp Open Repositories 2011 Pre-conference, June 6, Austin, TX

WHEN: June 6th, 2011 (8am - 3:30pm)
WHERE: Perry-Castañeda Library, University of Texas, Austin, TX
COST: $0 (includes registration only)

CURATEcamp #OR11 is a one-day pre-conference of Open Repositories 2011 focusing on data curation tools and microservices.

Space is limited to 75 registrants, so reserve your spot while you can:

http://curatecampor11.eventbrite.com/

CURATEcamp #OR11 is supported by Dryad (National Evolutionary Synthesis Center), the Pennsylvania State University, the UC San Diego Libraries, and the Digital Library Federation (Council on Library and Information Resources).

ANNOUNCEMENT #2

CURATEcamp 2011, August 15-16, Palo Alto, CA

WHEN: August 15-16, 2011 (8am - 5pm)
WHERE: Meyer & Green Libraries, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
COST: $125 (includes meals from dinner on the 14th until lunch on the 16th, and lodging if you need it -- one bed in a double room in Stern Hall)

CURATEcamp 2011 is a two-day unconference connecting practitioners of digital curation with technologists and software developers.

Space is limited to 120 registrants, so reserve your spot while you can:

http://www.regonline.com/curatecamp2011

CURATEcamp 2011 is generously sponsored by the Pennsylvania State University; the Storage Networking Industry Association; the University of California, Los Angeles; Indiana University; and the Digital Library Federation (Council on Library and Information Resources). To keep costs low, we are also soliciting additional sponsors. If your institution is interested in fostering community around the practice of digital curation, please contact Katherine Kott.

More information

More information about CURATEcamp is available at http://curatecamp.org/.

Have questions about the camp? Please join the Digital Curation group and fire away.

-CURATEcamp #OR11 and 2011 Unorganizers
Mike Giarlo
Declan Fleming
Katherine Kott
Ryan Scherle

Registration date for CURATEcamp 2011

Another year, another opportunity for digital curators and technologists to exchange ideas and build community. We're announcing the registration date for CURATEcamp 2011: Monday, May 2nd, 2011.

Please join us at CURATEcamp 2011, an unconference connecting practitioners of digital curation with technologists and software developers. The 2011 camp will be held on campus at Stanford University on August 15th and 16th. The registation fee is $125 and includes lodging -- one bed in a double room in Stern Hall -- and meals from dinner on the 14th until lunch on the 16th. You are responsible for your own travel arrangements and for off-campus lodging arrangements should you prefer a hotel to the included dormitory.

Space is limited to 120 registrants, and registration opens on May 2nd. The registration link will be announced and shared on that date.

CURATEcamp 2011 is generously sponsored by the Pennsylvania State University; the University of California, Los Angeles; Indiana University; and the Digital Library Federation (Council on Library and Information Resources). To keep costs low, we are also soliciting additional sponsors. If your institution is interested in fostering community around the practice of digital curation, please contact Katherine Kott.

More information about CURATEcamp is available at curatecamp.org.

Have questions about the camp? Join the Digital Curation group and fire away.

-CURATEcamp Unorganizers
Declan Fleming
Mike Giarlo
Katherine Kott

Proposal for CURATEcamp Open Repositories 2011

We have submitted a proposal to host a one-day CURATEcamp pre-conference at Open Repositories 2011. Thanks to everyone who helped put this together, and to the OR11 planning committee for working with us. Keep an eye on this space for updates on a CURATEcamp presence at OR11.

Announcing CURATEcamp 2011!

We're thrilled to announce that we will be holding another two-day CURATEcamp this summer!

Dates: August 15 - 16
Location: Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

We're working out registration costs and sponsorships, so check back soon! Special thanks go to the Digital Library Federation for their sponsorship and assistance.

-CURATEcamp UnOrganizers

Declan Fleming
Mike Giarlo
Katherine Kott

Welcome to CURATEcamp!

Howdy, Campers!  We're glad you're coming to CURATEcamp!

We've based CURATEcamp on the BarCamp or "unconference" model which may be very different from other conferences you've attended. This post is meant to provide some orientation around what you can expect of CURATEcamp, what will be expected of Campers, the overall theme for discussion topics, and some next steps for you.

HOW TO PREPARE FOR CURATECAMP

Be prepared to participate: come with an idea or two for sessions you can lead. Even better, add that idea to the agenda in advance! If you're not prepared to lead a session, no problem; you don't have to be an expert at your topic. Find a topic that interests you and contribute to the conversation however you can. We all bring different contexts and points of view: you can add data points to advance the discussion; you can ask questions that others might not have considered; you can demonstrate something. These are great ways to participate, since they spread knowledge and provoke nuanced group discussions instead of unidirectional lectures.

THE CURATECAMP AGENDA

While CURATEcamp is an unconference, we do have an overarching theme of digital curation. We intend for the Camp to be equally interesting to all practitioners, whether you develop software or do actual curation. We hope that all Campers come with an interest in digital curation, if not expertise with any one approach. Since this is a relatively new approach, we expect that there will be much more interest than experience among Campers. And that's a-okay; we're *building* the community around this approach.

CAMPING 101

When you arrive, go to the pre-registration table to claim your nametag. Make your way into the common area, where you may find food (we're working on the logistics still) and lots of people to socialize with.

We start on Monday morning by gathering together in one space and going around the room to introduce ourselves with three tags to describe what we're passionate about (or want to talk about). There will also be some housekeeping announcements. After this, people who intend to lead a session will add their session info to an empty schedule grid -- having documented these on the agenda beforehand will help this go quickly. If you see a session you're interested in, go to it.

After a couple of sessions, we'll take a break for lunch. Feel free to wander around and socialize while or after you eat. More announcements will be made immediately following lunch, and any newly-proposed sessions will be added to the schedule grid.

On Monday night, we'd like to keep everyone together for dinner and drinks so you can discuss what you've heard today and network with peers!  We're not sure about the logistics on this yet, so keep tuned to http://curatecamp.org for details!

After the sessions are finished, please stick around to tidy up. It's generally as simple as throwing trash away and taking down signs, but any help is appreciated.

WHAT YOU CAN DO BETWEEN NOW AND THE CAMP

First and foremost, think about some digital curation related topics you'd like to discuss. When you're ready, add them to the agenda. You may engage fellow Campers in advance of the Camp in a few different ways:

If you have any questions or requests, send them to Declan Fleming (dfleming@ucsd.edu), Mike Giarlo (michael@psu.edu)

-CURATEcamp UnOrganizers

CURATEcamp IDCC Session Ideas

CURATEcamp IDCC is all day on Monday, December 6th, 2010 at the International Digital Curation Conference in Chicago, IL, US.  Register now!
Post your session ideas as comments to this post (login not required). Please list your name along with your session suggestion so we have an idea who will lead the discussion.

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