As Raymond mentioned, I was there, but also like Raymond I'm not sure
there were any generally applicable "take-aways." I enjoyed
interacting with a group that I rarely see (academic humanists) and
finding out more about their perspectives and needs. How did they
"compare and contrast" with us? Well, mostly contrast. I went to the
data mining workshop with my librarian hat on and was quickly
disabused of my notions of mining out personal names, locations, etc.,
from large piles of text. Nope. It was pretty much all about word
frequency, etc. But I enjoyed hanging out with a group of really smart
(and in some cases famous) people as an equal participant. Kind of
like Access (where I am now) or Code4Lib, now that I think about it.
On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 5:27 AM, Eric Lease Morgan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On Oct 14, 2010, at 8:11 AM, Raymond Yee wrote:
>> I was at THATCamp SF last weekend. Any particular area you are
>> interested in? I co-presented with Roy Tennant a "bootcamp" on the OCLC
>> WorldCat APIs (and web APIs in general). I also got a chance to talk to
>> a small group of people about building a website around the music of J.
>> S. Bach. There are various notes at http://www.thatcampbayarea.org/
>> For me personally, I enjoyed the social interactions and learned quite a
>> bit about natural language processing through conversations.
> The short answer to the your question is, "Yes." A longer answer is, "All of the above." I know a number of Code4Lib types were there, and I'm wondering what sort of things were discussed that related to Library Land. WorldCat APIs. NLP. "Boutique" collections. Others?
> I guess what I really want to know is, "How did the 'digital humanities' compare & contrast with librarianship?"
> Eric Morgan