Happy spring semester from the Digital Scholarship team in the Libraries! There is a lot planned in the pilot Digital Scholarship Center and across the digital scholarship community this semester that we’d like to take some time to highlight.
Digital Scholarship Newsletter
Digital Scholarship has a new newsletter that will be sent out the third Friday of each month during the semester. The newsletter features upcoming workshops and events from the Digital Scholarship team, Spatial Humanities Working Group(SHWG), Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG) and more! It will also features current digital projects and research happening on campus and highlights events and happenings across the campus’ Digital Scholarship communities.
If you have something you would like featured, please reach out to the Digital Scholarship team email@example.com. If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter you can do so at this link.
Pilot Center Events
The pilot Center has something happening almost every week this semester! The Digital Scholarship team has put together a variety of workshops including sessions about data cleaning, copyright and digital publishing. Check out our schedule online for the full list of what we’ll be covering. All of our workshops will be in the pilot Digital Scholarship Center in the Science Library room 209. We are also testing a new hybrid setup this semester and are hoping to have a zoom option for all of our sessions this semester.
The pilot Center also continues to host workshops from other campus groups like the Spatial Humanities Working Group (SHWG). Check out the SHWG’s web page for a calendar of events, or subscribe to the new Digital Scholarship Newsletter, to hear about their workshops in addition to all the other’s happening in the pilot Digital Scholarship Center this spring!
Dear Data Binghamton
In addition to regular workshops, the Digital Scholarship team is involved with two other initiatives kicking off this spring. The first, is a Binghamton-wide semester long event called Dear Data. Dear Data Binghamton is a campus wide crowdsource data visualization project based off of the original Dear Data project by Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec. It is being coordinated by Amber Simpson from Teaching Learning and Educational Leadership (TLEL) and Ruth Carpenter from Binghamton Libraries along with a group of collaborators across campus. It is sponsored by Digital Scholarship in the Libraries and the Digital and Data Studies Minor.
The project asks participants to track a week’s worth of data about a particular concept and create a visualization of that data on a postcard. This semester, the Dear Data team is asking participants to track their use of social media or any kind of website or digital space they frequent. Postcards can be picked up or dropped off at any of the reader services desks at the Libraries or the pilot Digital Scholarship Center. There will also be a couple of write-in events if you would like to come craft your visualizations with others in the campus community. Postcards will be accepted until the end of April.
Digital Humanities Working Group
There is also a new working group on campus centered on Digital Humanities projects. The Digital Humanities working group will be organizing small teams centered around projects and research tools brought to the group to explore. The group welcomes those planning or working on projects with a digital component that they are interested in collaborating with others on and creating either a workshop or instructional materials for in order to educate and support other digital humanities work on campus. The group also supports learning and accountability groups for those interested in diving into new topics such as text analysis, machine learning and web design. If you are interested in participating in either of these activities, have a project you would like to bring to the group, or are simply curious about the Digital Humanities Working Group, please reach out to Ruth Carpenter (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We hope to see you at a workshop or joining in on some of the events and activities we have planned this semester. Stay tuned to Digital Bytes in March and April as we continue to highlight the work of our campus’ digital scholars.