Digital Humanities Showcase: Call for Proposals Submit by February 1, 2018 Showcase on March 27, 2018 The interdisciplinary field of digital humanities (DH) aims to bring together humanistic inquiry and digital technologies, organizing new modes of archival research, developing computer-aided methodologies for answering humanistic questions, curating digitized archives of all kinds, bringing digital platforms into the classroom in creative ways, and engaging critically with the culture of new media. In order to encourage collaboration and community at Rutgers, and regionally in the state New Jersey, the Rutgers Digital Humanities Initiative invites contributions to a Digital Humanities Showcase, to be held at Alexander Library on Tuesday,Read More →

Getting Started Download Data and Worksheet Go to this url and download the zipped file of today’s data and worksheet. Move it to your desktop where you can easily find it again. Right click on the zipped file and extract the contents (Windows) or double-click to open (MacOS). R and RStudio R is the programming language. RStudio is an integrated development environment (IDE) that makes scripting in R much easier. Both are free and open source software. If you’d like to continue experimenting with R and RStudio, but you’d rather not install them on your personal machine, you can instead use the https://apps.rutgers.edu cloud service.Read More →

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 →