The Fall 2018 Digital Workshops Series schedule is now available. Mark your calendar for the following topics.
*All workshops are in LIB 264A. Register to get a reminder email before the workshop and to help with program planning*
- Introduction to StoryMaps, Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 11:30am-12:30pm
- More information at http://dsi.mtsu.edu/storymap2018fall
Introduction to Social Explorer
Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 1:30am-12:30pm, LIB 264A
Social Explorer is a user-friendly tool for creating interactive maps using recent and historical demographic data (e.g., U.S. census and American Community Survey).
This workshop is suitable for students and faculty from many disciplines, including business, criminal justice, education, gender studies, history, sociology, etc.
Getting started in NVivo 11 • Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 11:30am-12:30pm
Have you begun conducting qualitative research, but are finding it difficult to keep your data organized? Would you like a better way to manage data analysis? If so, come learn the basics of NVivo 11, a software tool designed for the collection and analysis of qualitative data sources.
Getting Started in Scholarly Publishing
Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 11:30am-12:30pm
Are you a faculty member interested in using a mapping application as a course project or optional platform for an assignment? Are you a student in need of more training on mapping applications to complete an assignment? Are you just interested in learning more about GIS or other mapping alternatives? Looking for a place to start? Come learn about StoryMaps, an interactive mapping application by ESRI.
The Digital Seed Grant (dsi.mtsu.edu/dsgrant) had an impressive amount of applications for its inaugural year, which launched in 2016 (award period of 2017-2018). Due to the quantity and quality of proposals, the Digital Seed Grant Review Committee and Dean of Libraries decided to award three grants for the 2017 academic year. The awardees were announced on the website at http://dsi.mtsu.edu/dsgrant17-18.
Trials, Triumphs, and Transformations: Tennesseans’ Search for Citizenship, Community, and Opportunity
Tennessee’s history between the end of the American Civil War (1865) and the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and 1965 Voting Rights Act often gets ignored. This historic period offers insights into the transformations that took place, including challenges and achievements, as Tennesseans searched for citizenship, community and opportunity. Citizenship—what that has meant and how that has changed—is at the heart of this digital exploration into Tennessee history and culture. This digital collection’s objects, songs, photographs, paintings, and documents often reveal the challenges faced by Tennesseans as they pursued the rights and benefits of citizenship.
Collection available at dsi.mtsu.edu/trials
The Digital Seed Grant had an impressive amount of applications for its second year. The proposals received were of high quality and diverse in scope. This included submissions from chemistry, aerospace, biology, FIRE, criminal justice, psychology, health and human performance, global studies, English, history, recording industry, and media arts. The Digital Seed Grant Committee commends all the applicants on their proposed research or teaching projects.