Digital Seed Grants 2018-2019 Awarded

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.

Social Explorer Workshop

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.

Digital Projects Showcase 2017

Join us on Wednesday, November 29, from 11:30am to 1:00pm for the 2017 Digital Projects Showcase.

Walker Library Digital Scholarship Initiatives invites the MTSU community to a lighting-round style series of presentations on digital projects. Speakers will present in 4, 8, or 15 minute segments on their project which has an emphasis in digital methods or technologies in research, teaching, or outreach from any discipline or area at MTSU.

Fire Insurance Maps and Historical "Sanborn" Maps

Fire Insurance Maps Online and Other Historical "Sanborn" Map Workshop, Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 11:30am-12:30pm

This hands-on workshop will provide an introduction to the use of Fire Insurance Maps Online (FIMo), a new collection of historical "Sanborn" maps (in color) of more than 100 Tennessee towns. Sanborn maps can be used to locate specific properties and document the development of towns, large and small.

CFP Now Open: Digital Seed Grant

Annoucing the call for Digital Seed Grant Awards

The Digital Seed Grant competition for 2018-2019 is now open. The call for proposals (CFP) is open to MTSU faculty, researchers and graduate students pursing digital scholarship projects in research, teaching, or public outreach. See the call for proposals at http://dsi.mtsu.edu/dsgrant. Examples of digital projects, past winners, and application guidelines are available at that website. Applications for the 2018-2019 cycle are due April 9, 2018.

Digital Workshops Series-Spring 2018

The Spring 2018 lineup for the Digital Workshops Series is now available. Mark your calendars for learning SPSS, NVivo, Sanborn/Historical Maps, and Storymaps. The Digital Workshop Series was designed to increase the awareness and skills of digital scholarship tools and methods for research, teaching and public outreach. Details on each workshop will soon be released. For now, pencil them in on your calendars. All workshops take place in Walker Library, LIB 264A Instruction Classroom.

SPSS: February 7

StoryMap Workshop

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, from the Library's own Ken Middleton. Check out the schedule below.

NVivo Workshop

Getting started in NVivo 11 • Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 11:30am-12:30pm

Are you interested in conducting qualitative research? If so, come learn the basics of NVivo 11, a software tool designed for the collection and analysis of qualitative data sources.

This NVivo overview will include a demonstration of the presenter's research to present real-life examples of qualitative research in the social sciences. Participants will receive a free copy of the NVivo 11 Getting Started Guide.

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