School of Information Sciences

ULS/iSchool Digital Scholarship Workshop & Lecture Series

Spring 2016 Schedule

Hillman Library, Ground Floor — Amy E. Knapp Room

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View the full spring schedule here.

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Friday, April 8

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Hillman Library, Ground Floor — Amy E. Knapp Room

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Aaron Brenner

Building a Digital Portfolio with WordPress

Digital portfolios are a great way to demonstrate your work and expertise, to proactively shape your online presence, and to reflect on aspects of your professional self that you’d like to further develop. In this workshop, using the freely-available WordPress platform, we’ll explore what makes a successful portfolio as well as some of the choices you’ll face when creating an online representation of yourself. You’ll leave with a personal site that you can continue to develop after the workshop.

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Friday, April 1

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Hillman Library, Ground Floor — Amy E. Knapp Room

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Nora Mattern

Telling Online Stories with Omeka (Advanced)

This session will build on the “Creating Digital Collections with Omeka” workshop and will experiment with creating digital online exhibits with Omeka collections. We’ll look at examples of Omeka exhibits, explore relevant Omeka plugins for exhibit creation, brainstorm goals and intended audiences for your digital stories, and begin to build! We encourage you to bring your in-progress Omeka collections to this activity-focused session.

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Monday, March 28

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Hillman Library, Ground Floor — Amy E. Knapp Room

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Dr. Andrew M. Cox, senior lecturer at the University of Sheffield's Information School

Research Data Management and the Library & Information Professions

The growth of data intensive e-research combined with funder requirements in North America and Europe have led to a recognition of the importance of effective research data management (RDM). In response universities, as research institutions, have started to create new infrastructures of support for RDM. These demand both new skills from researchers, and new forms of support by libraries, archives, computing services and research administration. The workshop will create a space to think about the questions this raises, such as:

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Friday, March 25

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Hillman Library, Ground Floor — Amy E. Knapp Room

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Barbara Page and Casey Monaghan, ULS Wikipedia Visiting Scholars

Wikipedia and how YOU can Contribute

As the 7th most visited website in the world, Wikipedia has typically become the first place students turn to for information on a topic of research. But who is creating all that content? While there are almost 27 million user accounts, only about 127,000 editors contribute on a regular basis to Wikipedia. This hands-on workshop will be led by the ULS Wikipedia Visiting Scholars who will be sharing tips and tricks on how you can be a successful Wikipedia editor. You are encouraged to bring ideas, topics and suggested articles to the workshop to get started.
To learn more about what the ULS Wikipedian Visiting Scholars have been doing for the ULS, you are welcome to attend their presentation on the same date from 10-11:30am in the Amy Knapp Room.

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Friday, March 18

10:00 a.m. – Noon
Hillman Library, Ground Floor — Amy E. Knapp Room

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Lauren Collister

Managing Qualitative Data from Online Communities

This workshop will guide participants through thinking about online communities and some of the sources of data for performing qualitative research, primarily digital ethnography. We will discuss sample communities and the data that can be gathered by a researcher about them. Participants will be encouraged to brainstorm about an online community familiar to them and data from multiple platforms or online locations used by community members.

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Tuesday, March 15

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Hillman Library, Ground Floor — Amy E. Knapp Room

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Stephen Griffin

New Models for Scholarly Communication

This talk will present alternative paths for expanding the scope and reach of digital scholarship and robust models of scholarly communication necessary for full reporting. Academic research libraries will play a key and expanded role in enabling digital scholarship and creating the supporting activities that sustain it. The overall goals are to increase research productivity and impact, and to give scholars a new type of intellectual freedom of expression.

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Friday, March 4

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Hillman Library, Ground Floor — Amy E. Knapp Room

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Wei Jeng

Getting Started with Network Visualization with Gephi

Gephi is an open-sourced, network analysis and visualization tool that can be used for projects in both academia and business. This interactive workshop will introduce Gephi to researchers and students, especially those who are from non-CS domains. Tasks include formatting the data for Gephi, importing data, determining visualization layouts, adjusting the graph, and exporting the final layouts.

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Thursday, February 26

10:00 a.m. – Noon
Hillman Library, Ground Floor — Amy E. Knapp Room

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Darryl Bishop & Jessica Benner

Introduction to Spatial Analysis

This workshop on spatial analysis will cover several exploratory spatial analyses and will provide a resource guide for more advanced types of analysis. In recent years, new tools called Geographic Information Systems or GIS have improved our capacity to perform many types of spatial analysis. In this workshop, you will practice what you learn in the first half of the session by executing some exploratory spatial analysis using GIS software. Datasets will be provided, however, feel free to bring your own personal data.

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Friday, February 19

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Hillman Library, Ground Floor — Amy E. Knapp Room

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Mike Bolam

Advanced Data Cleaning with OpenRefine

OpenRefine (formerly GoogleRefine) is a powerful tool for working with messy data: cleaning it; transforming it from one format into another; extending it with web services; and linking it to databases.  The session builds on material covered in the Introduction to OpenRefine workshop last year. We will review some of the basic capabilities, then explore advanced data operations, installing extensions, using GREL (General Refine Expression Language) for data manipulation, data reconciliation, and named entity recognition. Some experience with OpenRefine or GoogleRefine is expected.

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Friday, Februrary 5

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Hillman Library, Ground Floor — Amy E. Knapp Room

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Matt Burton

Introduction to Data Visualization with Tableau

Tableau is a data visualization tool that is being used to help analyze data and illustrate the patterns and insights behind them. This interactive workshop will introduce researchers or students to Tableau Public, a free access version of Tableau.

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Friday, January 29

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m
Hillman Library, Ground Floor — Amy E. Knapp Room

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Nora Mattern

Creating Online Digital Collections with Omeka

This workshop will introduce participants to Omeka.net, a free, web-based tool that  can be used to organize, describe, tell stories with, and share digital collections. Through hands-on exercises, we will navigate and explore the capabilities of Omeka.net. We encourage you to bring your own digital materials to play with during the session and to learn how you might curate them with Omeka!

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Colloquia

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