2018 Spring Events

Coffee & Code

#1Lib1Ref Edit-a-Thon
January 18, 2018, 11-12:30 pm.
January
24, 2018, 11-12:30 pm.
January 31, 2018, 11-12:30 pm.
O’Neill Library, Digital Studio, Room 205

#1Lib#1Ref (One Librarian, One Reference) Wikipedia campaign is an international event during which librarians are encouraged to add at least one reference to a Wikipedia article. Join us in this effort! We welcome all open knowledge enthusiasts, whether you are a librarian or not. We will introduce you to the basics of editing Wikipedia and walk you through adding citations before moving to an open editing session.

This event is free and open to the public, but we kindly request that you register. We will hold this event on January 18, January 24, and January 31. You can find more information or join us virtually at the BC Libraries #1Lib#1Ref meetup site.

 

Creating Digital Exhibits with Omeka
February 8, 2018, 11-12:30 pm.

O’Neill Library, Digital Studio, Room 205

In this workshop, participants will learn how to use Omeka.net to create digital exhibits. Together we will look at examples of successful digital exhibits. Then facilitators will demonstrate the basics of describing, organizing, and displaying your content. Bring your own image files, or use the sample images provided in the workshop.

This event is free and open to the public, but we kindly request that you register.

 

An Introduction to Visualizing Data with Tableau
February 21, 2018, 3-4:30 pm.

O’Neill Library, Digital Studio, Room 205

In this workshop, participants will get an introductory, hands-on learning experience of Tableau. The workshop will be focused on Tableau key functions, including:

  • How to connect to data sources
  • How to create visuals and assemble them into a dashboard
  • How to publish the dashboard to the Tableau Public server

This event is free and open to the public, but we kindly request that you register.

 

Mapping with Tableau
February 27, 2018, 3-4:30 pm.

O’Neill Library, Digital Studio, Room 205

Mapping data is one of the many ways Tableau helps people see the information in relevant, insightful ways to make better decisions. In this workshop, participants will learn how to analyze their data geographically, how to plot the data on a map in Tableau, and what types of maps can be created in Tableau.

This event is free and open to the public, but we kindly request that you register.

 

Collect & Prep Your Data for Visualization and Analysis
February 28, 2018, 11-12:30 pm.

O’Neill Library, Digital Studio, Room 205

Are you planning a research project? Just want to learn more about how to manage data? This workshop will provide an introduction to tools and methods for gathering and cleaning data, with an eye towards preparing data for analysis and/or visualization.

This workshop may be especially useful to humanities and social science researchers, librarians, and students.

This event is free and open to the public, but we kindly request that you register.

 

Introduction to Spatial Visualization & Analysis with Carto 
March 12, 2018, 3-5:00 pm.
O’Neill Library, Digital Studio, Room 205

This workshop will introduce Carto as a tool for creating customized online maps and performing basic data analysis. We will learn how to find and add a historic basemap to Carto, import present-day geographic data, and analyze the data using a few of the new Carto Builder tools. We will provide sample data, but feel free to bring your own if you have it.

This event is free and open to the public, but we kindly request that you register.

 

Copyright for Digital Scholarship Practitioners
March 26, 2018, 11-12:30 pm.
O’Neill Library, Digital Studio, Room 205

In this workshop we will discuss copyright concepts that are common in the course of Digital Scholarship projects, from the first identification of materials for use in the project to the final release of your project. Participants will develop an understanding copyright issues that they may encounter in the course of their work and will learn about specific examples from the field.

This event is free and open to the public, but we kindly request that you register.

 

Editing Images for the Web Using Photoshop
March 29, 2018, 11-12:30 pm.

O’Neill Library, Digital Studio, Room 205

In this workshop, participants will learn how to use some of the basic tools in Adobe Photoshop to edit a photo. We will explore color correction, resizing images, placing logos, exporting for the web, and more. Bring your own images to edit, or use the sample images from the workshop.

This event is free and open to the public, but we kindly request that you register.

 

Transcribe-a-Thon
April 12, 2018, 12-2:00 pm.

O’Neill Library, Digital Studio, Room 205

Want to help transcribe historical documents for public use? Join us for a Transcribe-a-Thon of Boston Public Library’s Anti-Slavery Manuscript collection. Snacks will be provided!

This event is free and open to the public, but we kindly request that you register.

 

Introduction to Tableau
April 17, 2018, 3-4:30 pm.
O’Neill Library, Digital Studio, Room 205

In this workshop, participants will get an introductory, hands-on learning experience of Tableau. The workshop will be focused on Tableau key functions, including:

  • How to connect to data sources
  • How to create visuals and assemble them into a dashboard
  • How to publish the dashboard to the Tableau Public server/save dashboard locally

This event is free and open to the public, but we kindly request that you register.

 

Creating Digital Exhibits with Omeka
April 18, 2018, 11-12:30 pm.

O’Neill Library, Digital Studio, Room 205

In this workshop, participants will learn how to use Omeka.net to create digital exhibits. Together we will look at examples of successful digital exhibits. Then facilitators will demonstrate the basics of describing, organizing, and displaying your content. Bring your own image files, or use the sample images provided in the workshop.

This event is free and open to the public, but we kindly request that you register.

 

Introduction to Tableau
April 25, 2018, 3-4:30 pm.
O’Neill Library, Digital Studio, Room 205

In this workshop, participants will get an introductory, hands-on learning experience of Tableau. The workshop will be focused on Tableau key functions, including:

  • How to connect to data sources
  • How to create visuals and assemble them into a dashboard
  • How to publish the dashboard to the Tableau Public server/save dashboard locally

This event is free and open to the public, but we kindly request that you register.

 

Collaborative TEI

This semester we will be opening up our Collaborative TEI group to the wider Boston College and digital humanities community. This group is interested in developing an understanding of transcription and encoding standards using the TEI XML-based schema. Those interested in using other schemas, such as the MEI are also welcome to participate. Currently, we are uploading all of our learning docs and texts into the TAPAS Project, where you can immediately render and view your files.

We will have a monthly meet-up during which we encourage you to bring a text or document that you are interested in transcribing and encoding. We will spend the 1.5 hour working alongside each other in an environment that embraces discussion and questions. The purpose of this group is not to provide instruction at each session, although there may be opportunities for this, but rather to foster a learning community around the application of XML encoding standards, specifically TEI.

If you are interested in joining us, please register in advance. Also, we ask that you bring your own laptop and install a text editor that recognizes and validates XML (such as: Oxygen XML or Atom). We will meet in the Digital Studio open conference area. If you would like to schedule a consultation outside of this group, please contact Anna Kijas, Digital Scholarship Librarian, anna.kijas at bc.edu.

The dates for the Spring 2018 semester are January 23, February 14, March 20, and April 24.