iSchool partners with BIT on data-driven scholarship workshop

Allen Renear
Allen Renear, Professor and Special Advisor for Strategic Initiatives (Office of the Provost)
Stephen Downie
J. Stephen Downie, Professor, Associate Dean for Research, and Co-Director of the HathiTrust Research Center

The iSchool is co-organizing a workshop on digital scholarship with Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) Library on June 14-16 in Beijing. The workshop, Digital Scholarship Centers: Building Library Services for Data-Driven Scholarship, will instruct participants in library service models for digital scholarship and discuss concepts in digital humanities and computational social science.

Dean Allen Renear will give opening remarks. Other iSchool presenters include J. Stephen Downie, professor and codirector of the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC); Peter Organisciak (PhD '15), postdoctoral research associate; Eleanor Dickson, visiting HTRC digital humanities specialist; and Nic Weber (PhD '15), assistant professor at the University of Washington.

Downie will give the talks:

  • "Text Mining Concepts and Methods: HTRC and Non-Consumptive Research"
  • "Quick and Painless Introduction to Machine Learning"
  • "WEKA Machine Learning Tools: A Friendly Interactive Exploration"

Organisciak will present:

  • "Digital Humanities: The Landscape"
  • "Text Analysis with the HTRC Extracted Features"
  • ":Visualization: An Introduction"
  • "Visualizing Data with Voyant and HathiTrust+Bookworm"

Dickson's presentations include:

  • "Digital Scholarship Centers in Libraries"
  • "Data Discovery and Use"
  • "Spatial Humanities: Mapping and GIS"

Weber will give the talks:

  • "Data Publishing and Open Data"
  • "Visualizing Data with Tableau"
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