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Welcome Back!

Greetings Digital GC, and welcome back!

May your winter breaks have been cheerful, restful, and productive.

As you transition back to your semesterly schedule, let us remind and update you about all the ways that GCDI is here to support you and your scholarship.

Office Hours

The GC Digital Fellows are resuming office hours this week. This semester the structure is different. Each fellow will be offering an office hour every other week. These are visible on our calendar, and as you’ll see, we are able to offer more office hours at a greater variety of times.

We are all here to help you with your project needs, but should your needs be very specific, you may wish to be more specific about which Fellow you choose to seek for counsel. From the event description, you can go to each Fellow’s Commons profile to learn more about their project history and experience using different digital tools and methods.

We also encourage you to prepare for your office hour so you can get the most out of this opportunity. Review the tips outlined in this post.

Special Interest Working Groups

We have several groups for people with targeted interests who seek to convene with scholars working with similar methods and tools. These interdisciplinary student groups share resources, advice and opportunities online through the CUNY Academic Commons and meet in the GC Digital Scholarship Lab (room 7414).

Python Users’ Group (PUG), R Users’ Group (RUG), and the Digital Archives Research Collective (DARC) have regular meetings this semester.

Their schedules are as follows:

  • PUG, Fridays, 3:30pm to 5:00pm, including: 2/7, 2/21, 3/6, 3/20, 4/3, 4/17, 5/1, 5/15
  • RUG, Fridays, 3:30pm to 5:00pm, including: 2/14, 2/28, 3/13, 3/27, 4/24, 5/8
  • DARC, Wednesdays, 2:30pm – 4:00pm, including: 2/13, 3/20, 4/22, 5/6

Workshops

Getting Started with TEI
February 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Room 5307

Tropy: Archival Research Photo Management
February 10 @ @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Room 9207

Intro to Python
February 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Room 8301

Reproducible Data Analysis in R
February 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Room 8203

Data Visualization in R
February 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Room 9207

Using Audacity for Oral History
March 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Room 9207

Building Websites with WordPress on the Commons
March 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Room C203

How to Change the Spatial Boundaries of Your Data Using QGIS
March 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Room C202

How to Now Lie with Maps
March 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Room C201

Working with HathiTrust Data
March 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Room 9205

Special Events

Our annual GCDI Showcase will be hosted on Tuesday March 12th from 6:15-8:15pm. The event will be preceded by an interactive gallery where you can get a close-up look at student projects, and followed by a reception. This is a great opportunity for you to share your work and/or learn more about how the GC community is using digital methods and tools to extend their scholarship in new and exciting directions. Be on the lookout for a call to participate and an invitation to attend which will out soon!

GCDI Resources

The GCDI website is a great resource for you. Here you can learn more about the GCDI, the students, faculty and staff, and centers that fall under its umbrella and about the different ways you can be a part of the GCDI community. You can also view our Calendar to stay up-to-date with monthly happenings, learn more about our projects, including Manifold, our latest digital publishing platform, and the CUNY Academic Commons, an academic social network for community- and web-building, access a digital resource guide created by past and present GC Digital Fellows, peruse DH and digital scholarship news from around the GC and beyond, and more.

Please, don’t hesitate to contact the Digital Fellows with questions!

With best wishes for a productive semester,

your Digital Fellows,

Filipa, Javier, Kristen, Olivia, Rafa, Stefano, Natalie, Di, Connor, and Param

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