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Series Description

The Digital Research Methods Workshop Series aims to expose participants to computational, visual, geospatial, or data driven digital approaches in their fields, including how computer programming works at a basic level, how to choose and learn or build new tools, and utilize the file/data types they need.

Intro to ArcGIS - Part 1

In this workshop, you will learn: GIS data models and formats, explore the various components of ArcGIS interface and tools, creating a new map, adding data layers, changing layer symbol and display properties, setting layer symbol and scale properties, creating map layouts with legends, titles, North arrows, and other map elements.

Multiple sessions of this workshop will be held:

  • Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2018
  • Time: 3:00pm-4:30pm
  • Location: Goldstein Electronic Classroom, Rm 114, Van Pelt Library

Register for Intro to ArcGIS I on January 24


  • Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018
  • Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm
  • Location: Goldstein Electronic Classroom, Rm 114, Van Pelt Library

Register for Intro to ArcGIS I on February 14

Intro to ArcGIS - Part 2

In this tutorial, you will learn: Creating features from coordinate tables, adding and joining tables, calculating distance between features, selecting features by attribute and within certain distance, learn about intersection and buffering tools, viewing and editing metadata.

Multiple sessions of this workshop will be held:

  • Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2018
  • Time: 3:00pm-4:30pm
  • Location: Goldstein Electronic Classroom, Rm 114, Van Pelt Library

Register for Intro to ArcGIS II on January 31


  • Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018
  • Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm
  • Location: Goldstein Electronic Classroom, Rm 114, Van Pelt Library

Register for Intro to ArcGIS II on February 20

Command Line Basics for Digital Research Projects

Walk through the basics of using the command line to install and run common software programs used in digital humanities and digital social science research.

  • Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018
  • Time: 10:30am-12:00pm
  • Location: Weigle Information Commons Seminar Room - Van Pelt 124

Register for Command Line Basics for Digital Research Projects

Basics of Versioning with Git

This workshop will introduce you to the basic concepts of the Git versioning tool for code and data, as well as how you can use Git to collaborate with your team.

  • Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018
  • Time: 10:30am-12:00pm
  • Location: Weigle Information Commons Seminar Room - Van Pelt 124

Register for Versioning with Git

Topic Modeling with Lexis Nexis Data

This workshop will demonstrate the basic steps required to search for, download, and analyze bulk text data from Lexis Nexis. Attendees will test their queries using the standard Lexis Nexis Academic interface, enter the queries into the bulk download tool, download the text, and analyze it using the Topic Modeling Tool.  

  • Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
  • Time: 10:30am-12:00pm
  • Location: Weigle Information Commons Seminar Room - Van Pelt 124

Register for Topic Modeling with Lexis Nexis Data

Prepping for your Summer Research Project

This workshop will demonstrate a variety of tools supported by the Penn Libraries for working on Digital Research Projects, including Omeka, Scalar, StoryMap, TimelineJS, and Google Fusion as well as some techniques for ensuring a successful digital research project.This includes how to make informed decisions about the digital tools you will use, the terminology necessary to critically discuss software applications, and the necessary preparations at the beginning of a project that will ensure ease in collaboration and sharing/accessing the data and research results.

  • Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
  • Time: 10:30am-12:00pm
  • Location: Weigle Information Commons Seminar Room - Van Pelt 124

Register for Prepping for your Summer Research Project

Digital Humanities Office Hours

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This series is supported by the Digital Scholarship Team. Click here to learn more about our work.

Digital Humanities Specialist

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Sasha Renninger
Contact:
Museum Library
Penn Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-898-9331
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Scott Enderle (Digital Humanities)

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Scott Enderle
Contact:
enderlej@upenn.edu

Mapping & Geospatial Data Librarian