This Semester at the Scholarly Commons

The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and it’s a new semester at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. And with that new semester come all of the happenings at the Scholarly Commons. We have some great things coming up! Hours We’re back to our normal hours. Come visit us from 9 AM – […]

Announcing Topic Modeling – Theory & Practice Workshops

We’re happy to announce that Scholarly Commons intern Matt Pitchford is teaching a series of two Savvy Researcher Workshops on Topic Modeling. You may be following Matt’s posts on Studying Rhetorical Responses to Terrorism on Twitter or Preparing Your Data for Topic Modeling on Commons Knowledge, and now is your chance to learn the basics […]

Save the Date: Edward Ayers Talk

We are so excited to be hosting a talk by Edward Ayers this coming March! Save the date on your calendars: March 29, 2018 | 220 Main Library | 4-6 pm Edward Ayers has been named National Professor of the Year, received the National Humanities Medal from President Obama at the White House, won the Bancroft […]

Scholarly Commons Brownbag Discussion: Librarians Training in Digital Scholarship

On Tuesday, November 14, 2-3pm in 106 Main Library, Librarians Dan Tracy, David Morris, Antonio Sotomayor and Harriett Green will be speaking about their experiences at the inaugural Association for Research Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Institute. Held in June 2017 at Boston College, the Institute introduced librarians who are not currently involved in digital scholarship to […]

Open Access Week at the University of Illinois Library

It’s that time of year again! Open Access Week is October 23-27, and the University of Illinois Library is excited to participate. Open Access Week is an international event where the academic and research community come together to learn about Open Access and to share that knowledge with others. In its eighth year, the U of […]

CITL Workshops and Statistical Consulting Fall 2017

CITL is back at it again with the statistics, survey, and data consulting services! They have a busy fall 2017, with a full schedule of workshops on the way, as well as their daily consulting hours in the Scholarly Commons. Their workshops are as follows: 9/19: R I: Getting Started with R 10/17: R I: […]

This Semester at the Scholarly Commons

The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and it’s a new semester at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. And with that new semester come all of the happenings at the Scholarly Commons. We have some great things coming up! Hours We’re back to our normal hours. Come visit us from 9 AM – […]

Adventures at the Spring 2017 Library Hackathon

This year I participated in an event called HackCulture: A Hackathon for the Humanities, which was organized by the University Library. This interdisciplinary hackathon brought together participants and judges from a variety of fields. This event is different than your average campus hackathon. For one, it’s about expanding humanities knowledge. In this event, teams of […]

Summer Changes at the Scholarly Commons

Beginning on Monday, May 15th, the Scholarly Commons will begin our summer hours: Monday to Friday, 10:00am to 5:00pm Other changes: The Survey Research Lab and our Statistical Consulting Hours will go on hiatus until Summer Term 2. They will become available again the week of June 12th. Thank you, and we hope to see you […]

Publishing Perspectives at Illinois: A Panel

Join us on Thursday, April 20th 2017, 4 to 5 p.m. in 106 Main Library for an insightful discussion on various opportunities and avenues for publishing here at Illinois! A panel of experts from the University of Illinois Press, eTexts at Illinois, the Scholarly Commons Undergraduate Research Journals program, and the Illinois Open Publishing Network […]