Digital Scholar Lab - Demo + Discussion
Digital Scholar Lab is a research platform for interacting with primary resource material, supporting the creation of custom content sets, analysis of that content using text analysis and visualization, and publishing of results. This workshop is an opportunity to show how this new database tool works with Gale’s collections and how it supports digital humanities methods of analysis. Participant feedback will help us to better assess the value of this tool for Duke instruction before we decide whether to purchase a subscription. In addition to gathering feedback on Digital Scholar Lab, this is an opportunity to hear and share approaches to introducing digital humanities in the classroom and to learn new ways we might innovate research and instruction at Duke.
The Libraries are currently running a trial of this tool, which will end January 31. Access to this tool is on-campus only, through the Database Trials page, http://dbtrials.library.duke.edu/apps/dbtrials. (Note: You must login with a Google or Microsoft account in order to use this resource.) We encourage all participants to test Digital Scholar Lab ahead of the workshop, if possible, and to bring their own laptops to the workshop for more hands-on exploration. We will also have three desktop computers available on a first-come basis for anyone who would like to test this resource during the workshop.