February 03, 2020 4:00 PM to 5:00 PMUptown Campus
Dr. Gil will give a talk in 115 Newcomb Hall at 4PM following his workshop, “Rapid Response Research Projects - Nimble Tents for a Mobilized Humanities” https://tulane.campuslabs.com/engage/event/5315106
Alex Gil, a widely-recognized expert on digital scholarship and Digital Scholarship Librarian at Columbia University Libraries, will speak and lead a workshop Monday, February 3rd at Tulane University. Dr. Gil’s workshop is sponsored by the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library as part of its digital scholarship support initiatives. Dr. Gil is the developer of the Nimble Tents Toolkit, a set of tools to teams of scholars and librarians working to document rapidly-unfolding events with timelines, instructions, and sample materials. When Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on the eastern Caribbean, for example, a group of colleagues at Columbia mobilized quickly to provide better maps to emergency teams working in Puerto Rico. The Toolkit helped mobilize collaborators across disparate spaces in real time. Its potential for other scholarly projects—in a wide variety of disciplines and across disciplines—is enormous and exciting.