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The U & You: An Asynchronous Human Library



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  • When: Wednesday, April 10, 2013
  • Time: 12:05 to 1:00 p.m
  • Where: Spencer F. and Cleone P. Eccles Health Sciences
                   Education Building (HSEB), Room 5100 B
  • Who: Tony Sams, Digital Scholarship Consultant and Project Manager, J. Willard Marriott Library
  • What: Library and Information Technology Forum


Program Description


The U & You project seeks to build a longitudinal collection of students' academic and social growth. The project consists of two parts:


  • Interviews with students, that are transcribed and assigned metadata for relevant recall.
  • Development of a website to access the stories, by searching for metadata on the participant

The U & You project is producing original documents (interviews) in the form of local oral histories and experimenting with an entirely new "collection" that is social in origin, and special in the access it provides to the personal experiences of the U's student population


Presenter

Tony Sams, Digital Scholarship Consultant and Project Manager, Digital Scholarship Lab, The Faculty Center, J. Willard Marriott Library


Tony Sams has been Digital Scholarship Consultant and Project Manager for the Digital Scholarship Lab since 2010. In this role, he coordinates all scholarly video production and provides expertise to faculty, graduate students and members of the Library staff for the purposes of developing visual scholarly services to The University community at large for anything related to video, visual literacy digital storytelling. Since visual literacy is one of the most valuable and expensive components of any digital project, Tony works with users from the beginning to define functional and technical requirements for their projects in order to maximize project success.


Prior to becoming Program Manager, he was a Developer-Programmer, and Mac Specialist in the Computing and Media Services group. He has taught classes and workshops on Digital Storytelling, Final Cut Pro, and Podcast Producer and has spoken locally and nationally on Digital Storytelling and Mobile services, workflow in visual projects, and other topics related to visual storytelling. Tony represents The J Willard Marriott Library on several committees dealing with visual information and literacy. In his previous life he was a Photography and visual arts educator.



Please join us in the Health Sciences Education Building, Room 5100 B on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 12:05pm.

Light refreshments will be served!






p> If you are interested in presenting or if you would like to suggest a program for the Library and Information Technology Forum series, please contact one of the LIFT Forum Coordinators, Jeanne Le Ber or Adam Stewart.




The purpose of the Library and Information Technology Forum is to inform the University of Utah community about electronic information resources, and current trends in the use of computers and online technologies for accessing these resources. The Forum is generally held the second Wednesday of each month between September and May, in the Health Sciences Education Building, and is co-sponsored by the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library and the Media-On-Demand committee.


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