April 25-27: UF Research Computing Day; Spring 2012 Interface + Digital Humanities Day; and Digital Humanities Field Trip

The University of Florida is always doing important and innovative work. Next week is particularly exciting for me with three events that all directly relate to UF research computing and scholarly cyberinfrastructure, which includes being directly related to the UF Digital Collections (UFDC) and the Digital Humanities.
Research Computing Day
Wednesday, 25 April, 9am-3:30pm
Reitz Union Grand Ballroom (Salons A & E) http://www.it.ufl.edu/community/events/rcday/
UFIT’s second Research Computing Day is focused on data management. Research Computing Day will be an opportunity to:

  • Learn about data management concepts and best practices
  • Talk to the UF Research Computing staff
  • Advocate for new services needed at UF to create a better research environment

Spring 2012 Interface + Digital Humanities Day
Thursday, 26 April, 9-4:15pm
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.
*Because lunch will be served, registration is required. There is no cost to attend this event. Please register online: http://interface.at.ufl.edu/registration.html
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. 
Digital Humanities Field Trip
Friday, 27 April, 12:30-4:30pm
Faculty, staff and graduate students in the humanities are invited on a guided tour of UF resources for the digital humanities, including the Geographic Information Systems Library, Center for Advanced Construction and Information Modeling, Digital Library Center, Art+Architecture Fab-Lab, High-Performance Computing Center, and Digital Worlds Institute. For more information and to RSVP, see: http://www.humanities.ufl.edu/calendar/20120427-FieldTrip.html