Niko Pfund, president of Oxford University Press USA
“A Career in Publishing: What You Need to Know”
Date: February 6, 2017
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 West Nevada Street, Urbana
Sponsored by the Department for Asian American Studies, University Library, and the IPRH.
Please join us on Monday, February 6, for a lunchtime talk by Niko Pfund, president of Oxford University Press USA, on “A Career in Publishing: What You Need to Know,” at the Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 West Nevada Street. Cookies and coffee will be provided.
All are welcome to attend the Savvy Researcher Workshop on ABBYY Finereader on Wednesday, November 11th in the Main Library. Register for the event on the Savvy Researcher Workshops website prior to attendance here.
ABBYY Finereader: An Introduction to OCR
November 11th, 1-1:50pm
314 Main Library
ABBYY FineReader is an Optical Character Recognition Software (OCR) that is able to scan and convert images and scanned documents into editable, searchable formats. OCR helps your computer to recognize letter shapes in a scanned document and turn them into text you can copy and edit as needed. This allows researchers to extract information from documents quickly and easily. OCR also enables these texts to be used in key data and text mining projects. This workshop will give attendees a basic understanding of how they could use optical character recognition software in their research as well as give them a chance for some hands-on experience using ABBYY FineReader in the Scholarly Commons.
All are welcome to attend the Savvy Researcher Workshop on the principles of text encoding using TEI on Wednesday, November 11th in the Main Library. Register for the event on the Savvy Researcher Workshops website prior to attendance here.
Principles of Text Encoding in the Humanities using TEI
November 11th, 3-3:50pm
314 Main Library
The Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) is the humanities-centric XML standard for encoding digital text. Participants will learn the principles of text encoding with the TEI Guidelines, and receive an introduction on how to start creating transcriptions for digital humanities projects focused on scholarly editions and textual analysis. All experience levels welcome, though beginners should consider attending the introductory XML workshop to prepare.
All are welcome to attend the Savvy Researcher Workshop on the HathiTrust Research Center and its uses in text mining on Tuesday, November 3rd in the Main Library. Register for the event on the Savvy Researcher Workshops website prior to attendance here.
Introduction to the HathiTrust Research Center Portal for Text Mining Research
November 3rd, 11-11:50
314 Main Library
Students and researchers today have access to massive amounts of digitized text from the world’s research libraries. Access to this growing digital record of human knowledge provides researchers with an unprecedented opportunity, but working with such material requires new tools to effectively analyze digitized text at so large a scale. This workshop will introduce cutting-edge software tools and cyberinfrastructure that are being developed at the Hathi Trust Research Center (HTRC)* to meet these needs in the context of the digitized text collection of the Hathi Trust Digital Library, currently comprising more than 11 million digitized volumes.
Scholarly Commons Digital Humanities Lunch Forum: “Getting Going: DIY GIS in Scholarship and the Classroom”
John Randolph, professor, Department of History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: 308 Library
Join us in the Scholarly Commons on Wednesday, April 22nd at 11:30 a.m. for a Digital Humanities Lunch Forum session with John Randolph, professor in the Department of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. John Randolph will describe his efforts to use spatial analysis techniques, as a non-GIS specialist, in the study and teaching of Russian history.
Light refreshments will be provided and attendees are welcome to bring their lunches.
Hosted by the Scholarly Commons, University Library, with thanks to a generous gift from the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics.
Questions? Contact Harriett Green at email@example.com.
We now have a brand-new shiny listserv for getting the word out about digital humanities! Click or copy this link to join the DH @ Illinois listserv:
If you have questions about the listserv, contact Harriett Green.
Register now for the 2015 Illinois Digital Humanities Symposium on February 27-28!
The symposium is hosted by the University Library’s Scholarly Commons and the Institute of Computing in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Science (I-CHASS).
The keynote speaker will be Dr. Jennifer Guiliano, assistant professor of history at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, who will deliver the keynote address, “Challenging the Academy: the Future of the Humanities in a 21st Century Digital World.”
Hands-on workshops will be held on the evening of Friday, February 27th at the Main Library, and will feature leading digital humanities practitioners from UIUC teaching on topics such as text analysis, geographical information systems, and data visualization.
A day-long research symposium on Saturday, February 28th at 1000 Lincoln Hall will feature the keynote by Professor Guiliano, followed by research presentations by leading UIUC researchers in digital humanities presenting on current digital research and methodologies.
Learn about digital humanities tools and research methods from UIUC faculty and experts, and join us in building a research community for digital humanities practitioners at Illinois.
This event is made possible thanks to generous support from the Graduate College, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, the Department of Communication, and the Department of English.
For more information, visit http://publish.illinois.edu/digitalhumanities/dh-symposium/
Jump start your research with R, the open source programming language and software environment for data analysis. On October 13th, Seth Robbins will lead a Getting Started with R workshop at the Scholarly Commons. From the Commons website:
“R is powerful, free and extensible statistical software that has become an increasingly important tool for researchers and students engaging in data analysis. In this workshop, we’ll demonstrate how to get up and running with R using RStudio and explore using R’s built-in functions for solving basic statistical problems.”
The event is free and open to all. Participants are encouraged to pre-register on the Scholarly Commons website. Hope to see you there!
WHAT: Getting Started with R workshop
DATE: Monday, October 13
TIME: 1:00-1:50 p.m.
LOCATION: Scholarly Commons, 314 Main Library (take the stairs/elevator on the Wright Street side of the building)
Getting Started with R is offered through the Scholarly Commons’ Savvy Researcher workshop series. For other Savvy Researcher events, see the SC event calendar.
Come join us on Thursday, September 25 (TONIGHT if you read this right away) for the first Computational Social Science Brown Bag workshop on machine learning. The session will be led by Andy Pilny, a PhD candidate in the Department of Communication and guest speaker at last spring’s Computational Social Science Workshop.
All levels are welcome, whether you want to find out what exactly “machine learning” is or you have a full-fledged project in the works. Hope to see you there!
WHAT: Computational Social Science Brown Bag Workshop: Machine learning, led by Andy Pilny
DATE: Thursday, September 25
TIME: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Scholarly Commons, 308 Main Library (take the stairs/elevator on the Wright Street side of the building)
The Scholarly Commons and IPRH are co-sponsoring a panel on “The Future of Scholarly Communication” with Kathleen Fitzpatrick (Director of Scholarly Communication, Modern Language Association), Seth Denbo (Director of Scholarly Communication and Digital Initiatives, American Historical Association), and Maria Bonn (Graduate School of Library and Information Science, UIUC).
DATE: Wednesday, September 17, 2014
TIME: 4:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum (600 S. Gregory Street, Urbana)
See http://illinois.edu/calendar/detail/4639?eventId=31764314/ for full details!