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Fall 2021 DHCP Events

September 27, noon-1, “Tools for Virtual Reality.” click here to join by zoom.

Please join us for an orientation session on VR/AR/XR tools including ArtSteps, Unity, and Mindscape Commons. Presented by Lafayette College librarians.

November 8, noon-1, “Scalar Show & Tell.” click here to join by zoom.

Please join us for a panel discussion of faculty and students who have used the web-publishing platform Scalar to create dynamic classroom assignments, document student life, and more.

Spring 2021 DHCP Events

February 22, noon-1, “Learn about the lafayette digital repository.” click here to join by zoom.

Please join us for a celebratory virtual launch of the brand-new Lafayette Digital Repository, which contains Lafayette-produced scholarship as well as digital archival and other special collections. Learn about the advantages of depositing scholarship in the repository, including opportunities to enhance the scholarly impact of your work.

March 15, Noon-1, “Data for DH.” click here to join by zoom.

Learn about different types of data used in digital humanities projects, their unique management and use needs, and search path recommendations for finding relevant data.

April 21, noon-1, “VR in the Classroom.” click here to join by zoom.

This session will highlight campus partnerships to support teaching with virtual reality. Hear about current experiments taking place in Lafayette classrooms. Learn about resources available on campus to support VR in the classroom. Co-sponsored by CITLS.

Special Co-Sponsored programming: Data Feminism Book Discussion

The DHCP co-sponsors this semester’s programming around the ground-breaking text Data Feminism by Catherine D’Ignazio and Lauren F. Klein. Read full details on the event series.

Fall 2020 DHCP Events

September 11, noon-1, “Learn About Omeka S.” Click here to join by Zoom.

This session will provide an introduction and overview of the web publishing platform Omeka S. We will discuss its core functionality, particular strengths, potential use cases as a research support and presentation tool, and in class use. We will also take a brief look at the user dashboard and how to use it. This will not be an in depth training on the platform. For training support, please contact Janna Avon, Digital Initiatives Librarian: avonj@lafayette.edu

October 5, noon-1, “Learn About Scalar.” Click here to join by Zoom.

This session will provide an introduction and overview of the web publishing platform Scalar. We will discuss its core functionality, particular strengths, potential use cases as a research support and presentation tool, and in class use. We will also take a brief look at the user dashboard and how to use it. This will not be an in depth training on the platform. For training support, please contact Janna Avon, Digital Initiatives Librarian: avonj@lafayette.edu

November 2, noon-1, “Learn About arcgis storymaps.” Click here to join by Zoom.

The ESRI Story Maps application is an online platform for creating narrative exhibitions of student research assignments. Digital story-telling with maps allows students to link a variety of text and media to the locations and events that frame their narratives. This session will introduce participants to the application and suggest approaches for creating course assignments. This will not be an in depth training on the platform. For training support, please contact John Clark, Geospatial Services Librarian.

Spring 2020 DHCP Events

February 6, noon-1 in Skillman 004, “A Brief Introduction to Research Data Management

A brief overview of the principles of research data management, focusing on practical advice for collecting, using, and sharing data in digital humanities projects.  Lunch provided.

March 2, noon-1 in Skillman 004, “Digital Humanities Research Exchange

Are you a faculty member, staff member, student, or librarian who conducts humanistic research using digital tools or approaches?  Join the Digital Humanities Community of Practice for an informal exchange in which participants will speak for 3-5 minutes about their work. Following will be an opportunity for discussion and connection around shared interests.  Lunch provided.

April 6, noon-1 in Skillman 004, “Getting the Word Out About Your Work

Have you ever found yourself wondering how to communicate your digital scholarship projects, skills, and experience to others? In this session, we’ll cover practical approaches to describing the scope and results of your work to any audience, talk about how to expose your projects to the academic community using resources such as ORCID and Google Scholar’s Profile tool, and discuss articulating skills involved in the work. There will be time during the session to raise questions and brainstorm with the group about how to articulate and disseminate your work.  Lunch provided.