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March 4 – Spring 2015 Majors Dinner

SAS PFP 2014 DinnerWe welcome undergraduate students to join our March 4 Majors Dinner (register now!) here at the Weigle Information Commons. The Commons thrives on student voices. We learn from your experiences, your ideas and your comments. So please share!

We’ll be talking about the Hoesley Digital Literacy Fellows Program (open to current sophomores and juniors) and the Seltzer Family Digital Media Awards (open to current first-years, sophomores and juniors). We’ll also discuss our Ready, Set, Succeed series and our Senior Research Spotlight and highlight ways to share your voice through Spring 2015 activities at the two Commons.

New Digital Scholarship Workshops @ Penn Libraries

We are offering a new round of workshops this semester and the next one is coming right up.

 Introduction to Text Mining
Learn the why and the how of text mining, its methodology, cautionary tales, and preferred tools. If you have experience to share, please come and join the discussion! Presented by Mitch Fraas, Penn Libraries, Kislak Center and Digital Humanities Forum, Molly Des Jardins, Penn Libraries Area Studies Specialist for Japanese Studies, Dot Porter, Penn Libraries, Kislak Center Curator for Digital Servies.
12:00pm – 1:00pm, Wednesday, October 8, 2014,Kislak Center Seminar Room 625, 6th Floor. Van Pelt-Dietrich
Register: http://libcal.library.upenn.edu/event.php?id=794247

And two more to follow:

Make the Most of your Visit to the Archives
Returning to the libraries to share their insights into working effectively in archives, Professor J.C. Cloutier, English and History Ph.D. Candidate Emily Merrill will provide guidance both practical and philosophical on making the most of the often limited, and therefore precious, time available for conducting research in archives. Join us to prepare a tool kit for your backpack and for your mind.
12:00pm – 1:00pm, Thursday, October 30, 2014, Kislak Center Seminar Room 625, 6th Floor. Van Pelt-Dietrich
Register: http://libcal.library.upenn.edu/event.php?id=794373

Sharing Research Through Social Media: Scholarly Commons, Academia.edu, and more
Your opportunities to share and discover scholarly work across a global community are expanding, from the Penn Libraries’ ScholarlyCommons, to social media sites for academics, which include Academia.edu, ResearchGATE and more. What are the intellectual property issues, how might these sites intersect and complement each other? What are the overall benefits? Join us to explore these issues whether you are just beginning to think about posting your work or already doing it and willing to share your thoughts and experiences.12:00pm – 1:00pm, Tuesday, November 11, 2014, Kislak Center Seminar Room 625, 6th Floor. Van Pelt-Dietrich.
Register: http://libcal.library.upenn.edu/event.php?id=794251

Questions? Contact stuhrreb@pobox.upenn.edu

Digital Scholarship Workshops – Spring 2014

This guest post was written by Rebecca Stuhr, Coordinator for Humanities Collections at Penn Libraries. (Updated 3/18/14)

Several departments in Penn Libraries are helping put forth a new set of workshops in the Digital Scholarship Series. These workshops are intended for students, faculty, research staff, and librarians working within any discipline who are looking for guidance and conversation about making the research process more manageable and accessible.

We are looking forward to a collaborative learning environment, so plan to share your ideas, experience, and knowledge about scholarship in the digital environment.

This semester we are focusing on research management and the first workshop is coming right up. All workshops are at noon at the Kislak Center,  6th Floor Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, Seminar Room 625.  For workshop details and registration, please visit the WICshops Calendar and filter by Digital Scholarship.

February 4:  Making the Most of a Trip to the Archives.  Led by Holly Mengel, Archivist at the Kislak Center

February 12: Working with Messy Text, a follow up to our screen scraping and text mining workshops last fall. Led by Molly Des Jardins, Mitch Fraas, and Dot Porter

March 19: Keeping Track of Research Notes looking at process and methods. Led by Katie Rawson, Nick Okrent, and Rebecca Stuhr.

March 26: Managing Citations. We will discuss several tools available  – Refworks, Zotero, Endnote, Mendeley, Papers, etc. – for managing citations and PDFs that are detailed in our Citation Management Guide. Led by Heather Glaser and Anu Vedantham

April 9: Research Management Practices, a cross-disciplinary panel presentation. Led by Karrie Peterson and Nykia Perez Kibler, Director of Information, Population Studies Center.

Digital Humanities Workshop Series

This guest post was written by Rebecca Stuhr, Coordinator for Humanities Collections at Penn Libraries, with assistance from Dot Porter, Caitlin Shanley, and other collaborators in the workshop series.

This summer the Libraries are offering the first four sessions in a new set of workshops in the Digital Humanities Series. These follow several tools-based workshops offered by Mitch Fraas over the past year and will dovetail with workshops offered by Penn’s Digital Humanities Forum beginning this fall. The workshops are designed with library staff in mind but are open to the Penn community. We are looking forward to a collaborative learning environment, so plan to share your ideas, experience, and knowledge about scholarship in the digital environment.

The first four sessions will be taught by Libraries staff and collaborators, and will focus on Qualitative Research, Collaboration Theory and Practice, Practical Open Access, and a general tour of Theories, Methodologies, and Tools. If you tried to register earlier and were unable to, please try again! We have opened up additional seats.

Interested in registering or learning more about the sessions? Check out http://tinyurl.com/pennDHworkshops!