Virtual Office Hours
This past week, several of the archaeologists partnered up with the Bibliographical Society of America to offer a webinar on the uses of AOR for remote teaching and research. Many thanks to Erin Schreiner for including us in the series, as well as for pulling together a wonderful list of digital resources available for use as many of us go virtual on short notice.
Here’s a quick index to the topics covered in the webinar:
[3:03] Earle Havens, What is AOR and how can I Start Using It? – introduces the project and its search and linking capabilities.
[17:35] Jaap Geraerts, AOR Search Strategies – offers a deeper dive into the search functions and AOR’s underlying data model.
[28:48] Neil Weijer, Teaching with AOR – walks through the exercises and types of activities available on the “Teaching with AOR” pages, and how to begin creating your own using the HTML Export capabilities in the viewer and the resources on the AOR site.
[42:50] Matt Symonds, AOR as Part of a Wider Online Research Environment – explores how the external links in the viewer can be used to pursue research topics in the broader landscape of digital early modern books, and some suggestions where to start.
The notes from our presentations, along with a subject guide to the digitized books in the AOR viewer, are available on our “Downloads” page. All of them contain links to pages in the viewer, as well as resources on our site. We hope that it helps those of you looking to incorporate virtual rare books into your syllabi for the remainder of this semester and in the future.
The series of webinars on digital resources, along with links to recordings, are available on the Bibliographical Society of America’s website.
Be safe, everyone.