The Connecticut Digital Scholarship Exchange is a collaborative program hosted by Connecticut College and Trinity College. Designed to create opportunities for faculty to learn about digital scholarship, both institutions host workshops, tours, and other events to introduce interested faculty to different digital scholarship approaches and discuss core competencies in project management and sustainability.
Fall Workshop Schedule 2023
An Intro to ICPSR using the Open Flint Data Collection (Connecticut College)
Thursday, September 28, 4:15 – 5:15 pm | Zoom
Representatives from ICPSR, a data archive of more than 250,000 files of research in the social and behavioral sciences, will demonstrate how to access data using their Open Flint Data collection. (Open to students, faculty and staff)
Light-weight Text Analysis with Voyant Tools (Connecticut College)
Thursday, October 5, 1:30 – 2:30 pm | Davis Lab or Zoom
Voyant Tools is an open source, web-based application for lightweight text analysis. It functions as a one-stop shop, offering an easy to use interface that processes text in seconds, organizing it into a series of interactive lists, charts, graphs, and networks. The application allows users to play with the resulting visualizations, to explore the text from different angles, such as word clouds, term frequency lists, frequency distribution plots, and keyword in context. With no background knowledge or skills necessary, Voyant Tools is conducive to incorporating text analysis activities into the undergraduate classroom to facilitate reading and interpretive practices. This workshop offers a hands-on tour of the web-based application using pre-established textual corpora.
Introduction to Podcasting (Trinity College)
Thursday, October 19th, 4:15-5:15 PM | Zoom
Podcasting is an increasingly popular means of communication. On average, millions of podcast listeners consume multiple podcast episodes every week. According to Spotify, there are over 5 million podcasts from which to choose. Podcasting allows creators to craft content in multiple formats (documentary, narrative, interview, reported, conversational, fictional, etc.) and push it out freely to the public. With the benefit of free software and tools, aspiring podcasters can get up and running with little training or effort. This workshop will introduce participants to podcasting and explore the steps required to take an idea from concept to creation. No prior experience required. Attendees will leave the workshop with an understanding of the podcast production process and recommendations for software and tools to support their work. Follow up consultations on designing podcasting assignments or incorporating it into research projects will also be available.
Research Data Storage and Management (Connecticut College)
Wednesday, Nov. 8th, 1:15 – 2:15 | Zoom
Do you find yourself struggling to organize and manage all your different files related to your research and scholarship? We will offer strategies for storing, managing, and sharing different types of research data. We will also introduce Kaltura Media Space and Scrivener.
How to Build Accessibility into your Digital Project (Trinity College)
Thursday, December 7th 4:15-5:15 PM | Zoom
This workshop will cover the basics of web accessibility and user-centric design and introduce techniques for evaluating the accessibility of your digital projects.