Dr. Laurie Taylor Visits Rollins to Discuss Digital Humanities

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On February 14 and 15, Dr. Laurie Taylor from the University of Florida visited Rollins to give a two-part presentation titled “Exploring Digital Learning: Digital Humanities Projects and

Approaches.” The first day’s talk discussed the development and impact of the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC), a cooperative digital library for resources from and about the Caribbean region. A workshop on the second day explored the differing frameworks faculty are employing to explore digital tools in academic settings.

Dr. Taylor is the University of Florida Digital Scholarship Librarian and her work focuses on socio-technical (people, policies, technologies, communities) needs for scholarly cyberinfrastructure. She works heavily with the dLOC where she is the Digital Scholarship Director, Digital Humanities Working Group where she is a member of the Board for the DH Graduate Certificate, LibraryPress@UF where she is the Editor-in-Chief, and Research Computing with these and other activities geared towards enabling a culture of radical collaboration that values and supports diversity and inclusivity.

You can find her presentation slides, which include links to many excellent resources, here:

Day 1: Defining Our Approaches to the Digital Humanities in Florida and the Caribbean: Futures of the Digital and Humanities

Day 2: Digital in the Classroom: Collaborators, Tools & More