THATCamp CNHM 2013 took place at George Mason University last weekend and included a Maker Challenge, which resulted in some great tangibles. Some of the notable projects include:
Publishing Contract Repository: “This site aims to enable honest negotiations between authors and publishers by sharing information about contracts. Authors are encouraged to contribute copies of their contracts and to browse the site to see what others have agreed to.”
Digital Historians: Somehow, there was not yet a site for digital historians, so http://www.digitalhistorians.org/ was created. The site was built using Commons in a Box, and is intended to be a hub for activity and collaboration. In the words of site founder Sheila Brennan, “Lots of active historians do digital work, and we should be doing more to connect with one another so that we know about ongoing work and can foster collaboration.” Register for an account if you’re interested in digital history.
DPLA WordPress Plugin: Winner of the THATCamp Prime Maker Challenge, Boone Gorges’ plugin displays related content from the Digital Public Library of America to an author’s WordPress blog content.
Moby Schtick Bot: Mark Sample introduced “Introducing my entry into the THATCamp Maker Challenge: Moby Schtick, a Twitter bot that randomly mashes up tweets from comedian Rob Delaney (“the funniest person on Twitter”) with passages from his favorite novel, Moby-Dick (“the funniest book about sperm whales”).” Sample gives us fair warning: “this bot is not NSFW (NOT SAFE FOR WHALING)”
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