Webinar on Digital Humanities

Venue: Virtual @ http://tex.sun.ac.za

May 28, 2014


The digital humanities (DH) are currently attracting considerable attention. According to an OCLC Research Report some research libraries are committing significant resources to creating DH centers. But questions about whether such an investment is warranted persist across the cultural heritage community.

During this webinar Ingrid Thomson will give a brief overview of what Digital Humanities are all about, and what the role of the library is as far as it concerns service delivery.

Register for SUNConferences and/or enrol for this Webinar (if you already have a SUNConferences account)

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Requirements

To successfully connect, you need the following:

Hardware requirements

1.    Fast broadband internet connection. Test your internet connection speed at: http://www.speedtest.net (Not required when connecting on SU campus).

2.    Internet device with keyboard (for typing questions to presenters) and speakers/headset (for listening to the presenters).

3.    No webcam or microphone (participants - please keep on mute for the duration of the webinar).

Software requirements

1.    Latest Mozilla Firefox Internet Browser. Download from: http://www.firefox.com

2.    Latest Mozilla Firefox Java Plugin. Installation instructions are here: http://java.com/en/download/help/firefox_online_install.xml

3.    Latest Mozilla Firefox Adobe Flash Player Plugin. Download from: http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/downloads.html

How to join the webinar (Please test beforehand - it is already available)

1.    Go to: http://tex.sun.ac.za(The hostname "tex" is an abbreviation for "Technology for Education eXchange")

2.    Type your name. (Your first name is good enough)

3.    Click Join.

4.    Click Allow(This is a pop-up confirmation from the Flash plugin)

PLEASE test all beforehand. Please do not hesitate to contact the following should you need help:

Hilton Gibson hgibson@sun.ac.za
Ricardo Davids rddavids@sun.ac.za

 

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