Each month, 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 will connect to Public Domain Day (Jan) and Love Data Week (Feb). 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 Geospatial/GIS Meetup series or other 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 dates for Winter 2023:

    • January 24, 2023: Celebrating Public Domain Day. Join us for a conversation about copyright and the public domain, in celebration of January 1 - the day each year that new works legally transition out of their period of copyright and into the public domain in the U.S. We will chat about issues facing researchers when reusing copyrighted materials in your work, as well as explore some of the newly free-to-reuse works entering the public domain in 2023. You may also be interested in the related UCR Library workshop being held January 31, 2023: Copyright for UCR Researchers.
    • February 21, 2023: Collections as Data. The collections held by UC Libraries are a rich potential source of data for computational research or community projects. The concept of "collections as data" relates to the responsible use and reuse of cultural heritage materials, university archives, and other digitized records for data-driven research in both the sciences and humanities. Join us for a conversation about technical and ethical issues related to the reuse of library collections as research data. You may also be interested in the related UCR Library workshop being held February 16, 2023: Using Library Collections for Computational Research.

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