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 →

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 →

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 →