NVivo Workshop

  • Posted on: 21 January 2020
  • By: digitalscholar

Introduction to NVivo Workshop


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 12, a software tool designed for the collection and analysis of qualitative data sources. This overview will showcase some of NVivo’s functionality by using examples using NVivo’s preloaded sample dataset, as well as real-life data sets from Dr. Reed’s research.

Session topics:

  • Navigating the NVivo Workspace
  • Uploading and linking different data sources
  • Structuring of data to facilitate coding
  • Basic coding and analysis of text sources


Scholarly Publishing and Open Access Workshop

  • Posted on: 21 January 2020
  • By: digitalscholar

Scholarly Publishing and Open Access Workshop • Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 11:30am-12:20pm

Do you need to produce a peer-reviewed journal article? Come jump-start your scholarly writing with this presentation emphasizing the Open Access movement. Participants will receive instruction on the evolution of the scholarly publishing model as well as an overview of author publishing concerns. In addition to lecture time, the session will include hands-on activities in which participants will create an individualized, multistep action plan for turning one’s research into a submitted article.

Session topics:

  • Overview of scholarly communication
  • Introduction to the Open Access movement       
  • Using library resources to locate possible journals in one’s field
  • Understanding author publishing agreements
  • Production of an individual action plan


Announcing the Final Projects for the Digital Seed Grants 2018-2019

  • Posted on: 20 January 2020
  • By: digitalscholar

The Digital Seed Grant (dsi.mtsu.edu/dsgrant) had an impressive amount of applications for its second year (award period 2018-2019), which initially launched in 2016 for the 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 two grants for the 2018-2019 academic year. The awardees were announced on the website at https://dsi.mtsu.edu/dsgrant18-19.

Digital Seed Grant 2019-2020 Awarded

  • Posted on: 16 December 2019
  • By: digitalscholar


The Digital Seed Grant had an impressive amount of applications for its third year. The proposals received were of high quality and diverse in scope. The Digital Seed Grant Committee commends all the applicants on their proposed research or teaching projects.

Due to the quantity and quality of proposals, the Digital Seed Grant Review Committee and Dean of Libraries decided to award one grant for the 2019-2020 year.

Project: Use of Spectral Interpretation and Database Resources

Led by Dr. Ngee-Sing Chong, MTSU Department of Chemistry

Journal for Economic Educators now hosted at MTSU Walker Library

  • Posted on: 26 September 2019
  • By: digitalscholar

During summer 2019, the Journal for Economic Educators (JFEE) migrated publishing platforms. It's new online home is the journal hosting service provided at MTSU Walker Library, which uses the Open Journal Systems (OJS) open access platform.

Visit JFEE at https://libjournals.mtsu.edu/index.php/jfee.

Vol 19 No 1 (2019)  is now available online, as well as its full issue backlog. The journal is edited by Dr. Michael Roach (Middle Tennessee State University) and is published twice annually. Read more about the journal's scope, focus, and policies here.

Exploring Wikipedia Workshop

  • Posted on: 28 January 2019
  • By: digitalscholar

Exploring Wikipedia Workshop • Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 11:30am-12:30pm

Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia is part of the fabric of our digital life. It is used worldwide, by millions of people daily. Join this workshop to learn more about it, as well as, how to use your knowledge and research skills to make it better. The instructor will share what she learned after taking a 9 week Wikipedia course, as well as, her experience working with a faculty member on a Wikipedia classroom assignment.

This workshop is for anyone who wants to add to their knowledge of Wikipedia.

Session topics:

  • Overview of Wikipedia and how it really works
  • Learn the ways you can contribute to Wikipedia
  • See examples of how it is being used to teach digital literacy
  • Explore the Library Wikipedia Research Guide for more in depth information

Prerequisites: None

Presenter:  Librarian, Jean Reese

Location: Walker Library, LIB 272 (Instruction Classroom)


MTSU Library/CHP Awarded the Garfinkel Prize in Digital Humanities

  • Posted on: 30 November 2018
  • By: digitalscholar

Project Update: The scholarly digital research collection, Trials, Triumphs, and Transformations, was awarded Honorable Mention for the Garfinkel Prize in Digital Humanities at the American Studies Association Conference in November 2018.


Collection available at dsi.mtsu.edu/trials

This project was produced by the James E. Walker Library, in partnership with the Center for Historic Preservation and funded, in part, by the Tennessee Board of Regents Office of Academic Affairs and the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area, a unit of the National Park Service. A topical summary of the research collection and its unqiue content is below:

Presenting the Digital Collection - Historic Clothing Collection

  • Posted on: 8 October 2018
  • By: digitalscholar

Historic Clothing Collection

Since the inception of the Historic Clothing Collection, the primary method of locating or researching items has been a physical search utilizing hard copy descriptions of items, in three ring binders.  The 2017-2018 Digital Seed Grant (and library expertise) enabled the collection’s digital development through photography, garment metadata, digital inventory and a permanent website for the collection’s continued growth. This effort allows visual identification and study of the collection by the current MTSU community, community partners, and the public at large.

The Historic Clothing Collection (1790-1990) provides tremendous growth in learning opportunities for anyone studying historic clothing and accessories.  Several TXMD student assistants also worked on this project, which adds to their own digital learning. Additonally advantageous is the project’s contribution to the long-term preservation of the items in the MTSU collection, since garments can now be previewed before being removed from storage.

Collection available at http://dsi.mtsu.edu/clothing

Read more about the collection via the MTSU News article published October 2, 2018, the MTSU Sidelines news article publishing December 2018, or the one-page collection summary (PDF) available here.