Digital Scholarship Seminar Series

Thank for registering for the University Libraries seminar series on digital scholarship.

Please indicate which sessions you wish to attend.

All sessions will take place in Waldo Library Classroom A (on the first floor).
1. Editing digital sources: Electronic Gower and publishing an electronic journal (Accessus) by Dr, Eve Salisbury, English Department
Thursday, May 30 2:30-4 pm

Dr. Salisbury will discuss and demo the "The Gower Project," a multi-site collaborative enterprise providing access to manuscripts, editions, sources, and links advancing the study of 14th-century poet John Gower. Dr. Salisbury will also discuss her involvement with the online publication Accessus: A Journal of Premodern Literature and New Media.
2. "The Challenges and Opportunities of Digital Publishing" by Dr. Kenneth Steuer, History Department
Tuesday, June 4, 2:30-4

Dr. Steuer will describe working with the American Historical Association’s Gutenberg-e digital publishing initiative at Columbia University, his collaborative work with Indiana University and various United Nations Archives Collections in Geneva and his current digital archive.
3. "Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca and His Governorship of the Río de la Plata and other projects: Digital Manuscripts and Images" – Dr. Pablo Pastrana-Perez, Department of Spanish and Sheila Bair, University Libraries

Wednesday June 5th, 2:30-4:00.

Dr. Pastrana-Pérez will present his project on Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca and will discuss how to bring archival materials from the sixteenth century in manuscript form to a modern reader, and the transition from parchment or paper to the computer screen. Pastrana-Pérez is an associate professor of Spanish and works primarily with medieval and early-modern texts. Professor Bair will discuss her work with metadata and TEI (Text Encoding Initiative) using WMU Libraries’ Civil War Diaries digital collection. Dr. Bair has served on a number of national working groups on standardizing and optimizing searching on the web.
4. Workshop-- Models and Resources for Digital Scholarship: Tools offered by Waldo Library and Beyond by University Library Digital Experts
Tuesday, June 11, 2:30-5pm

(a chance to start planning your own digital project! Learn about tools and methods like data-mining, metadata, mapping, the WMU digitization center, and Scholarworks)
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