During lunch on the first day of THATCamp people volunteered to give lightning talks they called ‘Dork Shorts’. As we ate our lunch, a steady stream of folks paraded up to the podium and gave an elevator pitch length demo. These are the projects about which I managed to type URLs and some other info into my laptop. If you are looking for examples of inspirational and innovative work at the intersection of technology and the humanities – these are a great place to start!
- World Digital Library (Library of Congress )
- PicLens + FireFox + any search results page from the New York Public Library Digital Gallery = a 3D experience of ALL the photos at one time. PicLens uses the RSS feed to retrieve the full set of images along with their captions and will work with any RSS feed of images – such as RSS image feeds from Flickr or Smugmug .
- HistoryWired (National Museum of American History): A new spin on a treemap visualization built on top of museum metadata. One box is displayed per item and the box size is based on popularity. The rest of its innovations are just easier to experience than describe.
- The Object of History (National Museum of American History + CHNM )
- Omeka (CHNM )
- Eminent Domain (NYPLOnline Exhibition): built on Omeka
- American Social History Online (Digital Library Federation): Zotero enabled. They are on the hunt for more MODS records. Built on Ruby On Rails (RoR) and will be put out as open source software within a couple of months.
- Typographia(David Rieder, NC State University)
Have more links to projects I missed including? Please add them in the comments below.
- Yahoo & Google’s Search for Reusable Images and the Flickr Commons
- SAA2009: Building, Managing and Participating in Online Communities
- THATCamp Austin 2009: Now Accepting Applications
- Flickr Galleries: Fun with Flickr Commons