In support of the digital scholarship initiatives of the Graduate Center community and beyond, GCDI has created and aggregated a number of resources. These resources include online resources created by the Fellows, other labs and centers around The Graduate Center, and external resources.

Looking for ways to join the GCDI community by attending workshops, events or participating in online communities? Visit the Participate page to learn more about opportunities to get involved, or the Calendar page to learn more about upcoming events.

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Guides and Tutorials

Guides and Tutorials by the Fellows

The GCDI includes three fellowship programs, which generate various guides and tutorials related to the work they do for and as GCDI fellows. These resources address a range of topics (i.e. data and databases, design, mapping, programming and more) and accommodate a range of student experiences and needs. Explore our our guides and tutorials here.

GC Digital Research Institute

Hosted by the GC Digital Fellows and part of the GC Digital Initiatives, the GC Digital Research Institute (GC DRI) is a week-long intensive training course where participants learn core digital research skills and tools (including Command Line, GitHub, Python and more) while connecting with peers in an interdisciplinary environment.

Can’t make the Institute? We’ve made our workshops self-navigable and have shared them on the DRI website.

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Digital Dissertations

We also provide support for students working on digital dissertations. You can learn more about what is a digital dissertation as well as find additional resources in our Guide to Digital Dissertations.


Tagging the Tower

Collectively, the GC Digital Fellows co-manage and contribute to a shared blog called Tagging the Tower. Through this blog, the Fellows share announcements and updates about their shared work, which may include upcoming events, workshops, grant opportunities and more. In addition, Fellows share the experiences and knowledge they’ve gained in pursuit of their own digital projects in the form of reflections, guides and tutorials, and handouts.

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Social Mediums

Collectively, the Program Social Media Fellows co-manage and contribute to the shared blog, Social Mediums. Through this blog, the Fellows share announcements and updates about their shared work, which may include upcoming events and workshops. In addition, Fellows share reflections and tutorials about social media and scholarship that stem from the experiences and knowledge they’ve gained through their own work and the work they do as Fellows. Lastly, the Fellows share timely external articles that may be relevant to scholars considering or using social media in support of their scholarship.

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Open Access Journals

Open source publishing lets faculty and students share and access peer-reviewed journals affordably. Issues are published online, and are freely accessible to all. GCDI has identified 5 open access journals that may be of interest to the GC Community.

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CUNY Academic Commons

The CUNY Academic Commons is an online, academic social network for faculty, staff, and graduate students of the City University of New York (CUNY) system. Designed to foster conversation, collaboration, and connections among the 23 individual colleges that make up the university system, the site, founded in 2009, has quickly grown as a hub for the CUNY community, serving in the process to strengthen a growing group of digital scholars, teachers, and open-source projects at the university.

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DH Box

DH Box is a laboratory in the cloud that hosts ready-to-go configurations of OmekaNLTKIPythonR Studio, and Mallet. It’s simply accessed from any computer as long as you’ve got an internet connection and some contextual knowledge. Through this praxis-friendly environment, professors and students have instant classroom access to a cadre of gold-standard DH tools. Professors will be able to launch a DH computer lab in just a few minutes.

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Manifold is an intuitive, collaborative, open-source publishing platform for interactive scholarly monographs developed by a team of CUNY faculty, staff and students. In April 2017, the Manifold team launched a public beta version of the platform.

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GC Digital Scholarship Lab Library

The GC Digital Scholarship Lab Library is a Zotero-based library where you can find resources related to the digital humanities, data visualization, digital pedagogy, and more. We invite you to join and contribute to this library – you’ll only need to setup a free Zotero account if you don’t already have one.

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Labs and Centers

Visit our Labs and Centers page to learn more about the labs and centers that make up the GCDI and others around the GC.