Interested in digital humanities / digital scholarship? Drop by to share & learn about digital research, pedagogy & publishing @ UCR.

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Bi-weekly on Fridays during Spring 2021, the UCR Library hosts casual community conversations on digital research, teaching, and publishing. These informal meetups are designed to facilitate collaborative learning and connection across all disciplines and departments at UCR. All UCR community members are welcome to attend, regardless of your prior experience with digital humanities or digital scholarship!

Each meeting will focus on a specific topic within digital scholarship (see the list below). This quarter our topics follow the general lifecycle of digital projects from the initial planning stages to project evaluation. Community members are invited to share their projects and experiences with related tools and participate in informal conversation about the topic of the week.

You may also be interested in the Maker Meetup series, happening on alternate Fridays from our DS MeetupsComplete List of UCR Library Events

All participants are expected to follow and uphold UC Riverside's Principles of Community.

Coordinators: Krystal Boehlert and Rachel Starry

List of meetup topics for Spring 2021:

  • April 9 - Getting Started in Digital Scholarship - We will share and discuss resources for finding funding, building collaborative teams, scoping projects, writing project agreements, and other useful frameworks for planning digital humanities and digital scholarship projects.
  • April 23 - Organizing Your Research Materials for Digital Scholarship - We will share and discuss processes and tools for organizing, describing, and documenting your research materials, as well as creating the collections and datasets that underpin digital scholarship projects.
  • May 7 - Designing User-Friendly Digital Scholarship Websites - We will discuss tools and strategies for sharing your work online, creating accessible user interfaces and good UX, open peer review, and getting feedback on your project website or platform.
  • May 21 - Understanding Fair Use for Digital Scholarship - We will share resources and discuss the challenges of navigating copyright, rights assessments, privacy policies, and ethical issues related to digital collections and projects. In particular, we will walk through the process of doing a Fair Use assessment of the use of copyrighted materials for a digital scholarship project.
  • June 4 - Evaluating Digital Scholarship for Promotion and Tenure - We will share resources for finding peer review venues for digital projects and discuss strategies for including digital scholarship in tenure dossiers or review packages.

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