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On Saturday, October 18th I attended THATCamp Piedmont at Davidson College. This daylong session included several discussions about digital humanities among people interested in collaborating, building, and sharing their ideas from a range of disciplines and specialties.
— Anelise H Shrout (@AneliseHShrout) October 18, 2014
(Amber Covington seated second from the left)
From the start I immediately started learning about interesting websites and mobile applications that could be used to enhance archival collections. Here are a few things that sparked my interest throughout the day.
In this session I was able to get hands on experience using free open source online resources such as omeka.net and Neatline. I was able to try my skills at creating a digital map using special collection items.
Dorkshorts and Hackathon
Dorkshorts refers to a short period of time for campers, the name for people attending THATCamp, to share and tell others about things they have learned or projects they are working on. The Hackathon is a daylong event where campers brainstorm, create, and design a product. During this time I was introduced to the mobile application Yik Yak and the way college campuses use it and other several websites of digital projects of campers which included Indiegogo, GatheringPoint, and Internet Archive Book Images.
THATCamp stands for “The Humanities and Technology Camp.” A day is spent learning in an unconference setting where individuals plan and discuss topics following an agenda and schedule very loosely. Interested in learning more about THATCamp please visit the website here.
On Wednesday October 22nd, 2014 and in conjunction with the FSU-wide awareness day, Chesnutt Library staff will collectively wear pink to bring awareness to Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Edited by: Amber Covington, Archives Assistant
One of the books I read while researching the Market House was “The Story of Fayetteville” by John Oates. This book went over how the Market House was the town’s market at the time, and how goods and groceries were sold there to the public, much like what we have today. However, today we have Food Lions, Walmarts, Harris Teeters, and plenty more. Not only was the Market House a place to sell items and goods to the public, but it was also used to auction slaves.
On Tuesday October 21st, 2014, Chesnutt Library staff will collectively wear pink to bring awareness to Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Archives Assistant, Amber Covington, arranged an attractive display on the 1st floor of the Chesnutt Library. The display features FSU’s Lady Bowlers and is in the spirit of NC Archives Month 2014 — North Carolina at Play: Health and Leisure in Our State.
On Wednesday, October 8th,2014, the Bowling Team stopped by Chesnutt Library for a photo with the display. News of the Archives display made it to the Broncos Athletics website and Bowling page on October 13th.
The display will be up and available for viewing through November 7th.
Contact: Amber Covington, Archives Assistant
- Open a Document in Google Docs. Then select the Tools menu from the bar and select Research.
- Search for the article or paper you are using in the Google Scholar search bar.
- Select the article or paper and click “Cite as footnote” or “Insert.” Be sure to select the citing style you prefer (MLA, APA, or Chicago) using the drop down menu.
Learn more about citing using Google Docs here.
You can also use Chesnutt Library resources to cite. Bookmark our How to Cite LibGuide!
- “Doña Flor” by Pat Mora
- “El Plan Infinito” by Isabel Allende
- “Me Llamo Celia: La Vida de Celia Cruz” by Monica Brown
- #FSUBroncos Lady Bowlers stopped by for a photo | #NCArchivesMonth2014 display
- #ChesnuttArchives Student Spotlight (10.9.2014)
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A donor, a leader, a Bishop? A man barely known by his name today was once a notable figure in North Carolina. He was instrumental in the beginnings of the African American religious denomination: African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in North Carolina. Bishop Thomas Henry Lomax is documented as one of the seven founders of the Howard School in Fayetteville, North Carolina. His signature’s presence on the deed of the Howard School demonstrates him as a stakeholder in the community during the 1800s in Cumberland County.