[Humanist] 27.555 unGLAMorous acronymicity

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Mon Nov 25 10:47:55 CET 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 555.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Sat, 23 Nov 2013 21:14:13 +0200
        From: Darzentas Jenny <jennyd at aegean.gr>
        Subject: Re:  27.552 events: hackathon for GLAMs at Pennsylvania
        In-Reply-To: <20131123075326.25D0C771B at digitalhumanities.org>

Another point of interest for your map, not to participate but to know about the existence of this initiative, what is "glam", and it see if the data you facilitate

[To answer immediately: Galleries Libraries Archives Museums = GLAM. An amusing acronym, allowing for GLAMorous etc. But the question does indicate that we cannot always assume readers know what we mean when we use particular acronyms. I find this to be a problem especially with conference series that send out adverts using whatever acronym identifies the conference but nowhere spelling out what the acronym signifies. Not a way to encourage people beyond one's immediate circle to take an interest! --WM]

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On 23 Νοε 2013, at 9:53, "Humanist Discussion Group" <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk> wrote:

>                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 552.
>            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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>        Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2013 16:11:45 -0500
>        From: Dot Porter <dot.porter at gmail.com>
>        Subject: GLAM Hack Philly - Feb 1-2, 2014
>        In-Reply-To: <CA+LdCVS3Fdj8q9wZf5bWCbBkK2Ku1VWY+bJy+wmcYh=fe1FKjg at mail.gmail.com>
>> From: *Chad Nelson*
>> Date: Friday, November 22, 2013
>> Subject: [PhillyDigitalHumanities] GLAM Hack Philly - Feb 1-2, 2014
>   GLAM Hack Philly is a free, weekend-long hackathon focused on building
> apps with open data from Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums. It
> will take place the weekend of February 1-2, 2012 at the University of
> Pennsylvania’s Kislak Center for Special Collections.
> The event will bring together programmers, curators, librarians, designers,
> archivists, and anyone else with a passion for GLAM data, to build fun and
> interesting apps with the tremendous amount of GLAM data that is openly and
> freely available. On the morning of Saturday, February 1st, participants
> can pitch ideas for projects related to a specific data set or for broader
> GLAM-related applications. This could be anything from creating Omeka
> plug-ins to building a virtual city tour app using local digital
> collections. Small groups will form and participants will begin working on
> their projects through Sunday, with a goal to present a working prototype
> by Sunday afternoon.
> Challenges and Data
> We are seeking proposals of Data Challenges for teams to work on during the
> hackathon. Challenges can be as simple as a dataset and a vague idea of
> what could be done with that data, or could be an already identified
> problem with your data that you are seeking help to solve.
> The only requirements for proposing a challenge are:
>   -
>   Someone from your organization commits to participating in the event.
>   They will help steward teams who take up that challenge by giving context
>   to your data.
>   -
>   If you r challange includes a dataset, that data should be made
>   available for use and reuse. Providing your data openly means that anyone
>   can build applications with your data before, during, and after the
>   hackathon.
> Submit a Challenge Now  http://bit.ly/1bp5xpV
> If you’re not sure how your organization's data could be used or want some
> help brainstorming a challenge, just get in touch with
> glamhackphilly at gmail.com <javascript:_e({}, 'cvml',
> 'glamhackphilly at gmail.com');>, we're happy to help.
> You can also submit your dataset without proposing a
> challenge http://bit.ly/1cg6bEr .
> We'll highlight your dataset on our website for attendees consideration.
> But I'm not a programmer -- can I participate?
> The input of content specialists like museum curators, librarians,
> archivists, catalogers,GLA researchers and others who know the data
> produced by GLAM organizations, is crucial to creating successful projects.
> We don't just want your participation, we need it!
> You can find more information on http://glamhack.com
> Thanks,
> Philly GLAM Hack organizers
> -- 
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