Thursday’s THATCamp Schedule

Hello campers!

Below is an outline of tomorrow’s (Thursday, 11/7) THATCamp schedule (, which will be completed as part of our proposal voting process:

  • 8:15-9:15:     Registration, Breakfast & Voting, Salon A/B, Level 3
  • 9:15-9:30:    Welcome & Introductions, Salon A/B, Level 3
  • 9:30-10:00: Review and Finalize the Schedule
  • 10:00-11:00: Concurrent Session 1
  • 11:00-12:00: Concurrent Session 2
  • 12:00-1:00: Lunch, Tejas, Level 2 (ad-hoc sessions up to attendees)
  • 1:00-2:00: Concurrent Session 3
  • 2:00-2:30: Break
  • 2:30-3:30: Concurrent Session 4
  • 3:30-4:00: Break
  • 4:00-5:00: Wrap-Up, Salon A/B, Level 3

Registration, Breakfast & Voting

Registration should be a quick and painless process.  Make sure to grab your sticky notes when you register since they will be a crucial part of the voting process.  Take your sticky notes and breakfast into Salon A/B, which is where eating, voting, and the beginning sessions will happen.

It is important that you cast your vote by 9:15 am sharp.  To vote, place as many sticky notes as you’d like, up to the maximum given, on the proposal or proposals of interest, which will be taped on to the walls of Salon A/B.  The organizers will promptly tally the votes, and prepare an initial draft of the schedule, populated with sessions, for group review at 9:30 am.


We have designated 4, one-hour slots with up to as many as 4 concurrent concurrent sessions.  The number of concurrent sessions will not be known until the schedule is finalized, but we have 4 venues identified for gathering.  On level 3, we can split Salon A/B into two distinct spaces: Salon A and Salon B, and on level 2, informal groupings can set up in the two open spaces in the Courtyard (Courtyard A & B).  The Courtyard spaces are informal so it’s up to the session leader to find and claim a spot.

Google docs have been setup for collaborative note-taking.  While everyone can take notes, it would be helpful to designate an official note taker at the start of the session.


Lunch is provided in the Tejas dining space located on level 2 of the conference center from 1:00-2:00 pm.  Campers could use this time to form ad-hoc lunch sessions.  Ad-hoc lunch sessions should be posted to the schedule, blogged and/or tweeted (#thatcamp #dhlib2013) by the session leader.  Campers can also holler or hold up signs.  No matter how it’s done, individual campers are responsible for organizing shop talk or show & tells during lunch.

Wrap Up

At 4:00 pm we will all not leave early, but instead come back to Salon A/B for a super fun wrap up session.  We will use this time to report back on themes that emerge, and help foster ongoing connections and collaboration.  We might also tell some jokes.


Categories: Administrative, Session Notes, Session Proposals |

About Michelle Dalmau

I am the Acting Head of Digital Collections Services at the IU Libraries. Previously, I was the Digital Projects Librarian for the Digital Collections Services group and Digital Library Program at the IU Libraries, where I was responsible for coordinating and managing digital library projects with a particular focus on electronic text projects. I have been actively participating the DH community since 2005, but I have contributed to DH-related projects at IU as early as 2002. I am the co-editor of the Victorian Women Writers Project (, and participate in many other DH endeavors ... part of the editorial technical staff for DHQ, Co-chair of the TEI Libraries SIG, and other stuffs I can't remember right now.