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Data and Digital Tools

Here you will find workshops offered during the 2016-2017 academic year presented by the UT Arlington Central Library specifically for graduate students. Not able to attend a workshop in person? No problem. This page includes online resources for each of the workshops as well. 

Data and Digital Tools At-A-Glance

Creating an Online Academic Presence Feb. 9, 3-4pm (in person)
Introduction to Digital Scholarship Tools Feb. 14, 3-4pm (in person)
Data Management 101 Feb. 16, 3-4pm (in person)
Intro to Data for Humanities Feb. 21, 3-4pm (in person)
Intro to SPSS Feb. 22, 3-4pm (in person)
Data Visualization for Different Media
Mar. 28, 3-4pm (in person)

Introduction to Digital Scholarship Tools

"What Digital Humanists mean by ‘Tools’ is extremely loose and inclusive: in essence, it means any kind of application or software that helps you get the job done, whether gathering, processing, or presenting your research" - Matthew Milner http://digihum.mcgill.ca/resources/tools/. This workshop, presented by Rafia Mirza from the UT Arlington Central Library, is an introduction to free tools that help in: Text Analysis, Data Visualizations, Mapping or Spatial Visualizations, Digital Collections/Exhibits, Timelines and Social Annotation.

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Data Management 101

Learn the basics of good data management practice. Peace Ossom Williamson, the Director for Research Data Services from the UT Arlington Central Library, will introduce basic strategies for effective directory structures and naming conventions, file formats for long-term access, data security and backup options, and options for metadata, tagging, and citation. 

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Intro to Data for Humanities

Humanities students are familiar with analyzing the texts of their disciplines, but how do you transform that information into useful data representations or visualizations? We will discuss the ways in which you need to restructure your data (e.g. text, art, music) in order to make it understandable to a Digital Humanities tool.

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Intro to SPSS

This workshop is presented by John Connolly, statistical consultant at UTA, and is an introduction to the basics of the SPSS statistical software package. 

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Data Visualization for Different Media 

This workshop will introduce participants to a wide range of visualization types and discuss what media format is best for displaying your data. Peace Ossom Williamson, the Director for Research Data Services from the UT Arlington Central Library, will focus on skills and techniques that will apply well to creating impactful visualizations, including knowing what visualizations work well with particular types of data, knowing how to adjust the design or layout of a figure to create professional output, and the tools that can produce different types of visualizations. 

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Creating an Online Academic Presence

What do you find when you search for your name on the internet? Do you have a large online presence? Do you know how to cultivate a professional online presence? In this workshop, Rafia Mirza from the UT Arlington Central Library will introduce you to the different websites and resources that you can use to maintain your online presence as well as promote yourself to future employers.  

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Online Resources from Past Workshops



Below you will find online resources for workshops previously held on campus. Feel free to browse through these materials, and if you are interested to learn more, check back for future workshops on these topics.


Creating an Online Exhibit

This online workshop will discuss how to create professional online exhibits with Omeka. Rafia Mirza from the UT Arlington Central Library will introduce you to software that you can use to enhance your academic presence by sharing primary source collections. It can also be used to strengthen your teaching by building inquiry-based tasks for students or creating lesson plans with accompanying primary sources in your online exhibit. Click here for more information about Omeka

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Cleaning and Structuring Data

Get acquainted with strategies for structuring spreadsheets, detecting errors, cleaning tabular data, and de-identifying data. Learn ways of overcoming other common issue that arise when working with data. This workshop is led by Peace Ossom Williamson, the Director for Research Data Services from the UT Arlington Central Library.

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