Digital Workshops Series-Spring 2018

  • Posted on: 8 January 2018
  • By: digitalscholar

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

NVivo: February 21

Sanborn & Historical Maps: March 21

StoryMap: April 4

Digital Projects Showcase 2017

  • Posted on: 28 November 2017
  • By: digitalscholar

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. All are welcome to attend and hear about the great research and teaching being done on campus by MTSU faculty, staff and students. 

Call for Proposals: Digital Projects Showcase

  • Posted on: 8 September 2017
  • By: digitalscholar

Digital Projects Showcase applications due Monday, October 30, 2017

Walker Library Digital Scholarship Initiatives invites proposals for speakers to present a digital project with emphasis in digital methods or technologies in research, teaching, or outreach from any discipline or area at MTSU. Projects may be individual or collaborative and from MTSU faculty, staff or students.

Examples of digital projects include (but are not limited to):

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps and Other Historical Map Workshop

  • Posted on: 8 September 2017
  • By: digitalscholar

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps and Other Historical Map Workshop, Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 11:30am-1:00pm

This hands-on workshop will provide an introduction to the use of Sanborn maps in historical research and in developing digital humanities projects. Sanborn maps can be used to locate specific properties and document the development of towns, large and small.

The workshop, which will also include a brief overview of other types of historical maps (e.g., USGS Historical Topographic Maps), will be led by Ken Middleton and is open to all MTSU faculty, staff and students.

Podcasting Workshop

  • Posted on: 5 September 2017
  • By: digitalscholar

How to Set Up a Podcast, Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 11:30am-1:00pm

Over the past decade, podcasts have become an increasingly popular and increasingly easy-to-make audio format. In this workshop, Eric Detweiler will provide an overview of the hardware and software involved in creating your own podcast. From microphones to audio-editing software to online hosting services, from planning to recording to publishing, the

NVivo Workshop

  • Posted on: 29 August 2017
  • By: digitalscholar

Getting started in NVivo 11, Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 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 with Education Librarian, Karen Reed.

Session topics:

StoryMaps Workshop

  • Posted on: 25 August 2017
  • By: digitalscholar

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?

Workshop Series: Network Mapping with Palladio

  • Posted on: 13 March 2017
  • By: digitalscholar

Data visualizations can take many forms, from using maps and charts to timelines and graphs. Palladio, a data-driven tool developed by Standford University, uses a combination of these visualizations to analyze relationships across time. This free workshop is an opportunity for faculty, staff and students to learn and gain hands-on experience with the latest digital tools such as Palladio. For a theortical discussion on its use, consider attending the Digital Humanities Seminar Series on Friday, April 7th at 11:30am.

Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 11:30am- 1:00pm

Location: Library 264A (Instruction Classroom)

Announcement: Digital Seed Grants Awarded

  • Posted on: 14 February 2017
  • By: digitalscholar

Announcing the 2017 Digital Seed Grant Awards

The Digital Seed Grant had an impressive amount of applications for its inaugural year. 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 calendar year. We are pleased to announce those winners in no particular order: