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Workshop Series: Mapping

This workshop will provide an introduction to two types of maps that can be used in historical research and in developing digital humanities projects. The workshop will be led by Ken Middleton and is open to all MTSU faculty, staff and students.

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 11:30am- 1:00pm

Location: Library 264A (Instruction Classroom)

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Workshop Details and Topics

Sanborn maps can be used to locate specific properties and document the development of towns, large and small. The workshop will include hands-on exercises in using Walker Library’s subscription to Digital Sanborn Maps (black & white) in Tennessee and the Sanborn map digital collections (in color) at the Library of Congress and the University of Tennessee Libraries.

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The USGS Historical Topographic Map Explorer (http://historicalmaps.arcgis.com/usgs/) provides access to more than 178,000 maps dating from 1884 to 2006. Hands-on exercises will cover site navigation and how to use the transparency tool to view both the historical map and the current landscape. The session will also include a brief demo of using the georeferenced images in web mapping applications (e.g., ArcGIS Online).

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New Issue: Off Center

Annoucing a new library-hosted journal: Off Center. Volume 1, Issue 1 of the Off Center: A Writer's Magazine for the MTSU Community is now online. The journal is edited by Amy Harris-Aber and Hillary Yeager (MTSU Writing Center).

Walker Library offers free journal hosting services to members of the Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) community. All of the journals we service are digital and open access (free to read online). Walker Library established this journal hosting program to meet the needs and support the mission, values and vision of the university. See more journals published at MTSU here

Grant Opportunity--CFP Extended

Digital Scholarship Initaitves invites proposals for a Digital Seed Grant to support individual or collaborative digital projects in research, teaching or public outreach from any discipline at MTSU. Faculty and staff are eligible to apply for a grant award of up to $2,000 for reimburseable items used in the development of a digital project. Applications are due December 7, 2016 for an award period of January-December 2017.

Example uses of the Digital Seed Grant include, but is not limited to, hiring student workers or researchers for data analysis, text encoding or data entry, digitizing materials, purchasing software, creating data visualizations, applying geospatial methods to literary texts, designing a pedagogical focus for public humanities, or convening workshops. A list of example uses, the online application and details of the CFP are available at dsi.mtsu.edu/dsgrant.

New Issue: International Journal of the Whole Child

Volume 1, Issue 2 of the International Journal of the Whole Child is now online. The journal is edited by Dr. Kathleen G. Burriss (Middle Tennessee State University) and Dr. Sandra J. Stone (Northern Arizona University).

Walker Library offers free journal hosting services to members of the Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) community. All of the journals we service are digital and open access (free to read online). Walker Library established this journal hosting program to meet the needs and support the mission, values and vision of the university. See more journals published at MTSU here

StoryMaps Workshops

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.

Introduction to StoryMaps, Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 11:30am-1:00pm

StoryMaps Showcase Workshop, Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 11:30am-1:00pm

Location: Library 264A (Instruction Classroom)

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Current Schedule for workshop on October 26:

Demonstrations of Story Map Projects (45 min. to 1 hour)
1. Northeast Nashville Community History Project
2. "Bright Side of Memphis" story map
3. Cemetery Community story map
4. Southeast Park (Nashville) Historical Resources
5. Rutherford County Services Story Map

Tools - Hands-on (30 to 45 min.)
1. Rutherford County GIS – the types of data and services offered by the county
2. USGS Historical Topographic Map Explorer
3. Social Explorer (mapping tool)

 

JEWLScholar@MTSU Monthly Downloads: August 2016

JEWLScholar houses open access scholarship produced by faculty, staff and students at MTSU. This includes scholarly articles, conference presentations, Scholars Week posters, department newsletters, annual reports, and the electronic thesis and dissertation (ETD) collection.

To view or submit an item of your own, visit jewlscholar.mtsu.edu

Each quarter we highlight JEWLScholar statistics including the month's most downloaded items.

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New Issue: Journal of Small Business Strategy

Volume 26, Issue 1 of the Journal of Small Business Strategy is now online. The journal is edited by Dr. William C. McDowell, Wright Chair of Entrepreneurship in MTSU's Jones College of Business. 

Walker Library offers free journal hosting services to members of the Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) community. All of the journals we service are digital and open access (free to read online). Walker Library established this journal hosting program to meet the needs and support the mission, values and vision of the university. See more journals published at MTSU here

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