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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 workshops will also include time for discussion and questions. All are welcome to attend!
Sessions will take place at noon on Fridays via Teams. Advanced registration required. Sessions will be recorded.
Contact Mary Lovin for more information.
FEB. 4, NOON - 1PM - INTRO TO ORCiD AND OAKS
Presenters: Yuening Zhang and Dave Elswick
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.
FEB. 16, NOON - 1PM - DIGITIZATION 101
Presenter: Virginia Dressler
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, as well as some ideas for digital exhibits. This session will also include some basics on personal digital archiving, including some best practices on file organization and storage.
FEB. 18, NOON - 1PM - PREDATORY PUBLISHERS AND OPEN ACCESS
Presenter: Cindy Kristof
In this session, participants will learn about the concept of Open Access (OA) and its positive impacts for scholarly communication. Creative Commons licensing and options for sharing and reuse of scholarship will be explained, as well as the topic of predatory publishers and how to spot them.
FEB. 25, NOON - 1:15PM - INTRO TO TEXT MINING
Presenter: Kristin Yeager
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 that are appropriate for text mining and the decisions that must be made 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.
MAR. 4, NOON - 1PM - DATA VISUALIZATION
Presenter: Michael Hawkins
In this session, participants will learn about various ways data visualization can help enhance research, including the tools and services available to university students, faculty and staff.
MAR. 11, NOON - 1PM - COPYRIGHT/IP
Presenters: Cindy Kristof and Doug Kubinski
Participants will learn about basic U.S. intellectual property laws and how they apply to research, creation and invention. In addition, they will gain an understanding on how copyright law works and when patents and trademarks are applied.
MAR. 25, NOON - 1PM - ETD OVERVIEW
Presenter: Cindy Kristof
The OhioLINK Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) Center is the Open Access platform that contains the full text of 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. Register for this session to learn about the features and requirements of the ETD Center.
APR. 8, NOON - 1PM - RESEARCH METRICS: USES AND LIMITATIONS
Presenter: Yuening Zhang
In this session, participants will learn the meanings of different types of research metrics: journal-level (such as the Journal Impact Factor and the Scimago Journal Rank), author level (such as the h-index), and article-level (such as citation counts) metrics. Altmetrics, alternatives to traditional citation-based metrics, will also be discussed, as well as the limitations of research metrics and how to use them responsibly.
APR. 15, NOON - 1PM - DIGITAL SCHOLARSHIP SHOWCASE
Presenters: Molly Merryman, Moira Armstrong, Jen Mapes, Sara Koopman, Rick Ferdig and Kyle DeAnna
This session will highlight current digital scholarship projects at Kent State University. Each presenter will make a brief presentation, followed by an open Q&A.
Presentations will include: