Proposed Plan for the Second Day of DH

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The following a draft plan for how to run the second Day of Digital Humanities.

Questions and Issues

  • Do we want to run it again?
  • What do we hope to achieve? [SR: I think it might be very interesting to people to be able to compare the two years, both at the macro level of the entire set of blogs, and for individual participants who blogged both times.]
  • Should we use the same technology? [SR: I vote yes, for simplicity's sake]
  • Can we provide not only an RSS but also a live blog-like feed that can be read with images inline. [SR: I believe Kamal said yes, but we should test it out. We have the first year's blogs if we want to do a test on aggregating them.]


  1. Identify a date [SR: I like the idea of using the same date. March 18 is a Thurs in 2010.]
  2. Inform the participants of the last round and invite suggestions
  3. Send personalized invitations to all the participants from the last round
  4. Set up a form for new and old participants to register to participate. Do we include the request for a definition of digital humanities? Do we ask for the same information? [SR: I think asking the same question each year would not necessarily be well received. We could either ask the same question for newcomers only, or else pose a new question for everyone.]
  5. Send out invitations to lists
  6. Set up a twitter tag and invite by twitter
  7. Review applications again
  8. Review ethics application and resubmit. It would be good to deal differently with the photo issue. [SR: it might be worth talking in person to someone at the ASL REB. I've lost track of who is currently serving.]
  9. Ask participants for suggestions on technology. Do we want to try another technology? [SR: I think let's ask them only if we want to try a different technology. I don't see that we need to change, although I agree we could improve our instructions, especially around how to include images. I see you've mentioned that below.]
  10. Review the instructions and edit. It would be nice to provide better instructions on tagging and how to do entries.
  11. Set up the technology and test it.
  12. Announce the Day of DH to relevant media so it can be followed.
  13. Send around instructions before hand, especially around the inclusion of images.
  14. Have a great day!