Contents Introduction Platform Limitations Formulate a research question Create a search string to retrieve your data TAGS Tool setup (easy) TAGS Tool setup (harder) Creating your Twitter archive Exploring and filtering your data Where to Next? Introduction For the hands-on portion of this workshop, we are going to use the TAGS tool, developed by Martin Hawksey, to start an archive of tweets on a topic of our choice. TAGS functions as a Google Sheet plugin that allows you to interact with the Twitter Search API. Ideally, we will accomplish three things: Learn about the metadata embedded in a tweet, and consequently the kinds of questions we can ask of Twitter data. FormulateRead More →

Contents About QGIS QGIS: A First Look Getting Data ACS Data Top Languages Spoken at Home (Middlesex) Adding a Vector Layer to QGIS Joining data Diagrams Proportions Discussion Print Composer Historic Maps References and Further Reading About QGIS QGIS is an advanced desktop mapping tool, comparable to ArcGIS. Its advantages: it is a strong tool for geospatial analysis; it’s easy to export your work to static images (PDF, TIFF, etc.). QGIS is less well suited for making interactive web maps, although there are various plugins that facilitate this work. The downside of QGIS is that the learning curve can be steep. In the hands-on portionRead More →

Introduction Zotero helps you to: keep track of your information while you search; create citations while you write; generate a formatted bibliography in seconds. Setting up Zotero Standalone Create your free Zotero account at https://www.zotero.org/user/register. Download and install Zotero Standalone at https://www.zotero.org/download. Add your username and password to Zotero Standalone to sync your account ( Zotero > Preferences > Sync). Add the browser connectors for your favorite browsers. Task: Saving Sources Find a Rutgers library catalog record (https://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/) for one book (using keyword or subject search) and add it to your Zotero library. Find an article in JSTOR and add it to your Zotero library.Read More →

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Workshops take place either in the DH Lab or in IHL 413 (a computer lab), both on the fourth floor of Alexander Library, 169 College Ave, New Brunswick, NJ. Francesca Giannetti, Digital Humanities Librarian, is the instructor for all workshops. Your RSVP is appreciated. Citation Management with Zotero Digital Humanities Lab (Alexander 406-407) September 26, 1-2 pm Zotero is a free application that collects, manages, and formats citations and bibliographies. In this introductory, hands-on workshop, we’ll learn how to create collections for different projects, attach PDFs and notes to references, tag references for easy searching, and generate citations and bibliographies in Word. Bring laptops and downloadRead More →

A workshop on TEI and the construction of digital editions Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Alexander Library, room 413 Facilitators: Wayne Storey and Isabella Magni RSVP to Francesca Giannetti at francesca.giannetti@rutgers.edu While the compositional and historical complexities of Petrarch’s collection of lyric poems, the Rerum vulgarium fragmenta (1362-1374), seem to recommend crowding the page with the latest digital bells and whistles, the Petrarchive‘s operational philosophy for presenting the work’s intricate visual poetics is to keep the text clean and simple. Rather, behind each ‘page’ is a structural design that is carefully documented in the project’s wiki and implemented using the TextRead More →