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The Productive Scholar RECAP: New Faculty Technology Toolkit – Part 2: Library E-Services and McGraw-ETC

 For a description of this Productive Scholar session and biographies of the presenters, please click hereTo read Part 1: Q-APS Consulting, HRC, and DHI, click here.

Audrey Welber, E-Services and the Department of Research and Instructional Services, Library Services.

Audrey began her presentation with a brief discussion of the E-chat Service, a library reference portal which is available late into the evening and on weekends, making it a particularly useful resource for undergraduate students. As part of her work in Library Services, Audrey also holds library instruction sessions, primarily for undergraduates, on Citation Management Tools. For this Productive Scholar presentation Audrey focused on bibliographic management resources at the Library, as well as new features of the Library’s webpage, and new searching strategies.
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The Productive Scholar RECAP: New Faculty Technology Toolkit – Part 1: Q-APS Consulting, HRC, and DHI

For a description of this Productive Scholar session and biographies of the presenters, please click here.

Jonathan Olmsted, Q-APS Consulting: Using the Q-APS Consulting Service
Q-APS: the Program for Quantitative and Analytical Political Science, originated in the Department of Politics. The program was started in 2009 to support the intersection of political science and technical fields such as statistics, game theory, and computer science. Q-APS has sponsored a weekly seminar series, conferences, workshops, and the provision of graduate student support (e.g.: LaTeX, R, webscraping, research computing).Screen shot 2013-11-22 at 5.57.07 PM

A little more than a year old, the Q-APS Consulting Service seeks to provide service to members of the social science community (faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and staff researchers) free of charge. More recently, a growing number of researchers have become interested in how statistics and research computing technologies can fruitfully intersect with other fields. As a result, Q-APS Consulting Services has found themselves being visited by scholars from these other fields. In some cases these scholars are attempting to determine what significance Q-APS research methods might have for them. One example of a question asked during an initial consultation is, “How do I use data, or computers, or math to answer my social science question?” Frequently consulting requests include, but are not limited to, the following topics:
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The Productive Scholar: New Faculty Tech Toolkit

Topic: New Faculty Tech Toolkit
Speakers: Ben Johnston, HRC/DHI Consulting, OIT; Jonathan Olmsted, Senior Research Specialist/Q-APS Consulting Coordinator (Politics); Audrey Welber, Humanities Reference Librarian, Firestone Library; Janet Temos, Director, Educational Technologies Center (ETC), McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning.

Time: Thursday, October 10, 12noon – 1pm
Location: HRC Classroom, Room 012, Lower Level, East Pyne

The New Faculty Tech Toolkit session is designed to allow new faculty, postdocs and graduate students to have an opportunity to receive brief overviews of a number of the technology resources on the Princeton campus, including the Humanities Resource Center (HRC), Digital Humanities Initiative (DHI) consulting, bibliographic tools supported by the University Library and the Subject-Specialist librarians who support disciplinary research, as well as quantitative, analytical and statistical computing consulting, and Blackboard in brief. Continue reading

The Productive Scholar: Introduction to OpenScholar, 10/3, 12noon

Topic: Introduction to OpenScholar
Speaker: Angel Brady

Time: Thursday, October 3, 12noon – 1:00pm
Location: HRC Classroom, Room 012, Lower Level, East Pyne

OpenScholar is a website building and content management tool for professionals in academia. OpenScholar lets you easily create and manage a highly dynamic, powerful, and customizable site, with an easy-to-use interface and a look-and-feel that is uniquely yours. The creation tools in OpenScholar are designed to be easy to use by those with all levels of technical expertise. Attendees are encouraged to request an account 24 hrs in advance of the session at http://scholar.princeton.edu so they can follow along with the presentation.

About the Speaker:
Angel Brady
is an Educational Technologist at the Humanities Resource Center (HRC) at Princeton University. Prior to coming to Princeton, she was an Instructional Technologist and Training Specialist at Rider University. She earned her Master’s of Science in Biomedical Visualization from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Timeline 3D






Timeline 3D is installed on the MAC computers in the
HRC. Use this program to present full
screen interactive timelines in 3D. Timeline can be used to create a visual
backdrop for your lectures or to inspire students to visualize historical

It’s easy to use, select your backdrop, then add events, dates and images.