Interviewed German dept. candidate and wrote up brief summary of discussion. Department has asked me to evaluate candidate interests and experience with CALL, labs, humanities computing, etc.
Organized showcase to do's on Mindmanager. Emailed various project participants, and touched base with Klaus Handl, who will present on Moodle during the showcase.
Announcement went out to faculty yesterday. Likely, faculty members will begin to discuss their projects with you and ask for assistance with certain things. We plan to make Greg or Ehsan available for posters and media, though we may draw the line at web site design. I will circulate a list of projects soon though all of these I took from the active project blogs. Some recycling from last year will occur, but we hope to integrate a few new ones.
I am writing to invite you to participate in the HCMC's annual Humanities Project Showcase scheduled for March 16th, 2 - 5 pm.
First, I want to thank all of you who participated in last year's showcase. It was a success (by all standards!), eliciting praise from Dean Rippin and the many others who attended. This year, Dean Rippin has asked us to coordinate the showcase with the Western Deans Conference so that he can feature the excellent work you are doing in your fields and in humanities computing.
I hope you can take time out of your busy schedules to participate. This is an excellent opportunity not only to display your research but also to network with colleagues doing exciting--if not similar--work. This event is important to the HCMC, too--our mandate instructs us to share knowledge and expertise, showcase our developments, and point faculty to future possibilities.
The showcase format is poster session. This year we have decided to mix it up during the second hour, and hold a presentation and panel on the pros and cons of Moodle and WebCT. Dr. Klaus Handl (University of Washington), our invited speaker, will discuss Moodle in the context of his own research involving foreign language acquisition and learning outcomes. His talk will segue into a panel discussion comparing features, modules and user issues in Moodle and WebCT.
As we did last year, we plan to make a staff member available to help you create posters, media, and other display items.
If you decide to participate, please send me a brief description / abstract by Friday, Feb. 9th. Your abstract will appear on the showcase web site. Announcements to the Faculty and other campus groups will go out later that week or early the next.
Humanities Project Showcase March 16th, 2 - 5
- 2:00 - 2:10 Welcome
- 2:10 - 3:00 Poster sessions
- 3:00 - 4:00 3 Presentation and panel discussion
- 4:00 - 5:00 Poster sessions
Feel free to contact me with your questions. I look forward to hearing from you!
Stew, Martin and Greg discussed the project proposal submission form, which is still not working. The issue was how it should submit itself, and where to. The proposed solution is:
- We create a mySQL user with privileges to insert into the evo_posts and evo_postcats table.
- We create a B2Evo user with the same name (but different pw).
- We create a new category in Admin: "Proposals".
- The form lives on the HCMC website.
- It calls a PHP script which also lives there.
- The script creates an SQL connection to the B2Evo database.
- The script builds an insert to push a post into the evo_posts table. For this, it needs the mySQL user id and pw, and also the ids for the Admin blog and its Proposals and Tasks categories. It includes relevant data for tasks (such as deadline) and assignee (for which it needs Scott's id). The deadline for Scott to respond is one or two weeks from the date of submission.
- The script inserts the post, including the Proposals cat id, and gets the post id back from the db.
- The script then creates two entries in the evo_postcats table linking the post id to each of the category ids.
- Finally, the script sends an email to the submitter giving the location of the Admin blog, where the proposal can be found (perhaps including a filter for Proposals category only).
We then notice the submission on the RSS feeds, and respond as appropriate.
Assigning this to Stew, although I'll provide the relevant details on the B2Evo db as he requires them.
Posting minutes spent in the discussion, and also in documenting the details of the plan.
Cleared access to Classics materials in Archives in preparation for meeting with Dr.L.Bowman,T.Hickman.
Judy met with Dr.L.Bowman, Terry Hickman Jan. 29/07to determine which Latin materials they want to digitize, in particular those recorded by Dr.Peter Smith.
Meeting with Dr. L. Bowman and Terry Hickman
- reviewed Latin audio materials (recorded by Dr. P. Smith) to be digitized by T. Hickman.
-reviewed Greek materials for digitizing
ARCHIVE ROOM PROJECT:
Sorted,documented,moved Boxes 60,61,62,63,69,70
(French-music, literature)to temporary holding area in readiness for shipping to French Dept.
Ray's lab and the HCMC are sponsoring Allan Galey for a formal talk and informal visits on Feb. 7th and 8th. Allan will talk on e-editing and scholarly archives. Formal talk is scheduled for 7th at 3:30 (room to follow).
Would you like to speak informally with Allan on this or other topics? I will arrange a time if interest is there.
Dr. S. Niang booked additional Fr.420 lab times:
Tues., Feb. 6 & Wed. Feb.7, Fri., Feb. 9
Lab B, 12:30-1:30