See the bottom of this post for links to the online stream and chat sessions.

The first annual Digital Humanities Day is a joint event in partnership with Spring Interface 2012. The joint event is themed “Open Resources, Open Possibilities.” For ten years, MIT has made all of its educational content available for anyone wanting to use it. During the same time period, Stanford has championed Creative Commons, which has defined and made available a form of open intellectual property attribution. Many other institutions and organizations are moving in the direction of open content and resources, including scholarly disciplines and societies, federal granting agencies, and library archives. The result is a wealth of new opportunities for the use and dissemination of scholarly work, resources, and learning materials.

At the University of Florida, we are exploring the implications of “Open Resources, Open Possibilities” and the impact on teaching, learning, research, and public engagement with scholarship in higher education by joining the 2012 Interface Faculty Seminar and the first annual UF Digital Humanities Day to focus on the production and use of open resources on our own campus. The event will include 10-minute lightning talks, roundtables, posters, and refreshments, including lunch. These presentations will examine a range of projects from open archives and data, to open courseware and open educational resources, and to open and alternative publishing venues. The complete schedule for the event is available online: http://interface.at.ufl.edu.

Spring Interface 2012: Faculty Seminar + Digital Humanities Day is co-organized by Academic Technology, the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere, and the George A. Smathers Libraries, with support from the CLAS Dean’s Office and the UF Office of Research.

Online Program

The Interface program is being recorded in two separate streams separating the morning and afternoon sessions (this will make it much easier to view the program through the archived streams). As a result, you’ll need two links to watch the online sessions:

In addition to the live streams, we have set up a synchronous communication space for you to join in, chat with other online participants, and, in particular, participate in the breakout sessions. To prepare your computer for online participation, please review the information in the attached file (which is also posted on the Interface web site).

To join the session, please click on the link below. Activity will begin in this space about 30 minutes before the program starts; or about 8:30Am tomorrow: https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2010029&password=M.F833766AC3C52ACDB31AB651AA48AD

We’re looking forward to seeing at Interface + Digital Humanities Day Online!