Erin  White


I've been making websites since 1998 and leading the web initiatives at VCU Libraries since 2010. Some of my areas of interest include digital user experience design, emerging forms of scholarship, the future of library technology, diversity and inclusion in tech culture, feminism and queer theory.

I am Alabamian by birth and Richmonder by way of Athens, GA, and Chapel Hill, NC. I have a deep, abiding love for the humanities and the South (my undergrad degree is in sociology). I ride bikes a lot.

  • A couple of proposals


    Howdy, all. I’m Erin White, Web Systems Librarian at VCU Libraries in lovely Richmond, VA. I’m new to DH and this is my first THATcamp! So I am looking forward to meeting everyone and talking with you about your work.

    I have had a hard time deciding what to propose here, so I am cheating and throwing out multiple proposals.

    • Viewshare hackathon – inspired by the Neatline workshop on Friday. Viewshare is a web-based digital collection visualization tool created by the Library of Congress that supports multiple input formats – Excel, XML MODS, OAI, and ContentDM. I’m by no means an expert but would be happy to facilitate a working+learning session. If you’re interested I encourage you to request a ViewShare account before Saturday since account creation requests can take up to 24 hours.
    • TinyTech sharium – we all have small productivity shortcuts or areas of tech-spertise that help us get our work done faster and better. I propose a workshop where we share tech tips. Anybody an expert or an experienced dabbler in regular expressions, Mac’s Automator software, Gmail keyboard shortcuts? Anybody want to give a 5-minute overview of basic command-line tasks? Got a favorite browser add-on that makes your life 1000 times easier? Let’s share.
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