About this Event
About this Event
Join Special Collections at the UM Libraries for a presentation from Andrew Stauffer, Associate Professor of English at the University of Virginia and co-PI for Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Strategic Planning Grant, about Book Traces, a crowd-sourced project that supports the discovery, cataloging, and preservation of unique artifactual materials found in books held in American college and university library collections. The program will include a teaching workshop from Amanda Licastro, Assistant Professor of Digital Rhetoric at Stevenson University.
Close out Open Access Week with Special Collections as we discuss ways to explore and open our book collections with the purpose of making content written and placed into books available in new ways.
This free online panel discussion will be hosted using Zoom software. Please create a Zoom account now if you haven't done so already. We recommend that you connect to each event ten minutes prior to its start time to test your connection and ensure that your technology is properly configured.
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About the Presentations
Andrew Stauffer will present on Book Traces, a crowd-sourced project that supports the discovery, cataloging, and preservation of unique artifactual materials in American college and university library collections. The project assumes that marginalia and other readers’ marks in books constitute a valuable evidentiary record touching on many disciplines. The Book Traces Project hosts events all over the country to help find traces of history left by the readers who came before us.
The practice of textual embodiment changes when students publicly engage in social annotation in online spaces. Commenting on texts digitally opens up the possibility for knowledge sharing and community building, as well as trolling and unproductive debate. In this workshop, Amanda Licastro, Ph.D., will demonstrate a three-pronged approach to teaching close reading in online spaces: first, exposing students to historical and current research on reading practices, then engaging students in social annotation, and finally facilitating the transfer of digital literacy practices from the use of online annotation tools to original multimodal compositions.
About Book Traces
As long as there have been books people have been writing in the margins. Books in Special Collections have notes from hundreds of years ago. Books in the general collection have notes from a hundred years ago.
In 2015, Special Collections partnered with Book Traces to explore the connections between readers across the centuries and through the stacks. The conversation continues with the expanded Book Traces Project, which includes new digital teaching methodologies.
Open Access Week with UML
University of Miami Libraries is proud to be among the worldwide community of institutions celebrating the 2020 International Open Access Week. Don't miss our Change the Subject documentary film panel discussion and Q&A session on October 20 at 6 p.m. Tune in to learn more about how you can benefit from and participate in the open access community.
AudienceAlumni General Public Faculty/Staff Students - Undergrad Students - Grad/Professional Prospective Students Students - International Admitted Students
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