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Come celebrate NYCDH Week 2016 with NYU Digital Scholarship Services and the rest of the NYCDH community!

DHWeek is a week-long celebration of all things DH in New York City that includes networking sessions, a meeting of the DH community, open workshops offered across the city, and of course social events.

That week, we are offering 5 workshops at  Bobst Library. Registration is required so sign up now.

Introduction to Omeka

Omeka is a free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions. This workshop will explain the basics of why and when to use Omeka and include a walkthrough of how to use Omeka to manage online collections and create digital exhibitions.

Date: Monday, February 8, 2016
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Bobst Library, Rm. 619, 6th Floor

Advanced Omeka

Building on the Introduction to Omeka workshop, this workshop will show you how to gain greater control of your Omeka installation. Participants will learn the difference between different deployments of Omeka, how to manage your own hosted Omeka installation, and how to use plugins, themes, HTML, CSS, and PHP to customize your collections and exhibitions. Some familiarity with web file transfers, web design, and content management system administration is recommended.

Date: Monday, February 8, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Bobst Library, Rm. 619, 6th Floor

Public Participation in Humanities Research: Using APIs and Crowd Sourcing Platforms (Intro level)

Participants will learn how to use Internet Archive’s API to pull a set of documents from the web. They will then test a hypothesis by loading those documents onto a crowd sourcing website and asking others to answer questions about those documents.

Note: You must bring your own laptop with Vagrant and Virtual Box pre-installed. (Instructions on sign-up page)

Date: Monday, February 8, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Avery Fisher Center, East Room, 2nd Floor

Intro to the Command Line

Learn how to use the command line to perform basic tasks. We’ll begin by discussing why humanists would want to learn something so technical, then jump into learning how to create and edit files and directories. Knowledge of the command line can be applied in many contexts, including several of the other workshops offered this week!

Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Bobst Library, 613, 6th Floor

Social Media Scraping for Qualitative Research (Introductory Level)

This workshop will introduce the basics of using small-scale web scraping of social media for qualitative analysis. Using NCapture, a web browser extension, and NVivo, a qualitative analysis software package, this session will focus on methods to incorporate the context from web pages, online PDFs, and social media into your research design. Presenters will provide detailed examples for importing and coding Facebook and Twitter data using the NVivo software platform. In addition, discussions may include topics such as collecting, storing, and reporting social media data as academic researchers. Brief overview of aims of Qualitative Research and NVivo Software will be provided. Please note that this workshop will not cover larger data sets and web scraping using tools like Python or R.

Introductory level.

Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Location: Bobst Library, Rm. 617, 6th Floor