Digital Scholarship Series (virtual)

This series of FREE virtual one-hour webinars are designed to cover some introductory topics in digital scholarship. The goals of the program will be to provide attendees with professional development skills to conduct research in the digital age and supply introductory training to areas that may not be covered in regular instruction and curricula. Topics include basics on digitization, text mining, copyright and data visualization. These webinars will also include time for discussion and questions. All are welcome to attend!

Sessions will take place at 10 a.m. on Fridays via Teams. Advanced registration required. Sessions will be recorded. 

JAN 29 - INTRO TO ORCiD AND OAKS

ORCiD offers individual researchers a unique numerical identifier that distinguishes them from others with similar names, ensuring that their professional work is recognized. This session will cover registration for an ORCiD ID, adding biographical information and scholarly citations, and using it for scholarly communication. This session also introduces Open Access Kent State, or OAKS, which is Kent State's institutional repository (IR). IRs collect, preserve and disseminate the research and creative output of an institution. Learn about how using ORCiD to contribute to OAKS can help grow and preserve your research and creative endeavors.

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FEB 5 - DIGITIZATION 101

This session will cover the basics of digitization, including benchmarks and best practices. However big or small your digital scholarship project may be, it’s important to have standards in place at the onset of the project. The session will also cover platform choice and long-term preservation issues for digital media.

This session will also include some basics on personal digital archiving, including some best practices on file organization and storage.

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FEB 12 - OPEN ACESS AND CREATIVE COMMONS LICENSING

In this session, participants will learn about the concept of Open Access (OA) and what it can do for scholarly communication. Advantages, as well as challenges, will be presented, along with information on Creative Commons licensing and options for sharing and reuse of scholarship.

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FEB 26 - INTRO TO TEXT MINING

This session will cover the basics of quantitative text mining and how to get started with your first text mining project. We'll focus especially on the types of data appropriate for text mining and what decisions you'll have to make during the course of a typical analysis. We will use the statistical software programs R and JMP Pro to demonstrate, but the information covered in this session applies to most text analysis software.

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MAR 5 - DATA VISUALIZATION

In this session, participants will learn about various ways data visualization can help enhance research. The session will cover tools and services available to University students, faculty and staff.

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MAR 12 - COPYRIGHT/IP

Participants will learn about basic U.S. intellectual property laws and how they apply to research, creation and invention. Learn about how copyright law works and when patents and trademarks are applied.

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MAR 19 - ETD OVERVIEW

The OhioLINK Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) Center is the Open Access platform that contains the full-text of undergraduate, master’s and doctoral theses and dissertations from participating OhioLINK institutions. In addition to the standard PDF document format for text and diagrams, students can include a variety of other file types, including audio and video, to enhance their work. Learn about ETD Center features and requirements.

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