Digital Lab Series Digital labs take place in Alexander Library, IHL 415 (fourth floor), 169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, with the exception of Exploring the HathiTrust Digital Library, which will be briefer: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. An RSVP is appreciated. Exploring the HathiTrust Digital Library with Melissa Gasparotto January 20, 2016 We’ll examine the basic and advanced search functionality (catalog and full-text), view and download the full text of public domain items, create public and private collections, and search within those collections. Handout Introduction to Text Analysis with the HathiTrust Research Center with Francesca Giannetti January 26, 2016 We’ll learn how to build a workset of textsRead More →

Taught by Daniel McGlone, GIS Analyst at Azavea Monday, December 15, 2014 3:00 – 6:00 PM Alexander Library, Room 415 169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ Familiar with GIS but ready to take the next step and add some more tools to your spatial toolbelt? This workshop will provide an overview of GIS and how it’s used in Digital Humanities. We’ll provide hands-on training in QGIS for some common spatial analysis techniques like: geocoding, georeferencing a historic map, querying data, spatial joins and symbology. You’ll also learn about some resources for open data with and the latest tools available. Finally, we’ll work together to createRead More →

Taught by Francesca Giannetti, Digital Humanities Librarian, Alexander Library Wednesday, December 10, 2014 4:00 – 6:00 PM Alexander Library, Room 415 169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ Have you been wanting to explore a geographic component to your research but don’t know how to get started? Attend this workshop, and you will learn the basics of geospatial analysis, including file types, the csv data format – one of the most ubiquitous and application agnostic,  how to create vector data (points, lines, polygons), finding and reusing geospatial data, examples of how to visualize your data, and how to share interactive digital maps online. E-mail Francesca (francesca.giannettiRead More →

Taught by Andrew Goldstone, Department of English, Rutgers University–New Brunswick Wednesday, April 30, 20144:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.Alexander Library, Room 413169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ With the increasing prominence of the digital humanities, humanists are once again asking themselves whether they can make use of the computer’s most fundamental capacity: its ability to count. This workshop introduces some of the methodological choices required for computational counting: what representations of data are suitable for machine processing? Once you have such a representation, how can you begin to analyze it? We will make these questions concrete through an introduction to R, which is both a programming language andRead More →

Friday, March 7, 1:00–3:00 p.m. Location: Alexander Library, Room 406 (SCC Seminar Room) 169 College Ave., New Brunswick, NJ (map) Coffee, Tea, and Snacks Call for Proposals The Rutgers Digital Humanities Initiative invites graduate students currently engaged in digital humanities work, or who are interested in entering this field, to participate in a hands-on workshop on how DH skills might be acquired, further honed, and deployed. Building on the DH Showcase that took place in January, this workshop is open to all students involved in graduate work, and will aim to promote DH skills that have specific application to MA and PhD students preparing toRead More →