The Productive Scholar – BONUS: Google Drive for Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students

Productivity Bonus! Registration required
Topic: Google Drive  for Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students: Information google-driveSessions
Wednesday, February 12, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Monday, February 17, 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Mark Ratliff (OIT/ATS)
McGraw Center Classroom, Frist 330

Please click on one of the above links to register for a Google Drive Information session.

Topic description: In this presentation, Mark Ratliff (OIT), will provide an overview of the recent launch of Google Drive for Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students, including how to request an account, the account provisioning process, available apps, and cloud storage. Mark will also address questions related to University IT policy and the launch.

Speaker: Mark Ratliff, is the Associate Director for Academic Technology Services in the OIT. Mark’s recent projects have focused on evaluating enterprise IT services hosted in “the cloud”. Mark led the effort to upgrade Princeton’s video asset management system and is also involved in rollout of OIT’s new Drupal web content management system, both of which make use of cloud based services. Mark is also leading the technical effort to build the Open Access Repository for faculty journal articles.

Want to learn more about Princeton Google Drive and creating an account?  Check out the OIT video tutorials here.

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The Productive Scholar: Spring 2014 Schedule

Technology Tools for Teaching & Research

Thursdays, 12:00pm – 1:00pm*
(Detailed descriptions will be available the week before the session)
NEW LOCATION ADDED! HRC CLASSROOM

*Productivity Bonus!
Google Drive  for Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students: Information Sessions
Wednesday, February 12, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Monday, February 17, 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Mark Ratliff (OIT/ATS)
McGraw Center Classroom, Frist 330

Click on one of the above links to register for a Google Drive Information session.

February 20: Simple Map Tools for Complex Data
Ben Johnston (OIT/HRC) and Janet Temos (McGraw Center/ETC)
New Media Center (NMC), 1st Floor, Lewis Library, 12:00pm

February 27: What Are Digital Map Datasets and Geographic Information Systems?
Bill Guthe (Research Computing) and T. Wangyal Shawa (GIS Librarian)
HRC Classroom, 012 East Pyne, Lower Level, 12:00pm

†March 6: Using Mechanical Turk and Qualtrics to Crowdsource Tasks and Surveys (co-sponsored with DHI)
Alfredo García (Graduate Student, Sociology)
HRC Classroom, 012 East Pyne, Lower Level, 12:00pm

March 13: Introduction to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Successful Review Processes
Andrea Ferguson-Dadas and Gloria Gaines (Research Integrity Assurance)
HRC Classroom, 012 East Pyne, Lower Level, 12:00pm

March 27: Best Practices for File and Data Management
Willow Dressel (Plasma Physics/E-Science Librarian) and Carla Zimowsk (Digital History Lab)
HRC Classroom, 012 East Pyne, Lower Level, 12:00pm

April 3: Tools for Text Analysis in the Humanities (co-sponsored with DHI)
Ben Johnston (OIT/HRC)
New Media Center (NMC), 1st Floor, Lewis Library, 12:00pm

April 10: Risk in Media Discourse: An Introduction to Topic Modeling with R and Python (co-sponsored with DHI)
Manish Nag (Graduate Student, Sociology)
New Media Center (NMC), 1st Floor, Lewis Library, 12:00pm

April 17: Overview of Q-APS (Program for Quantitative and Analytical Political Science): Social Science Research Support for Scholars
Jonathan Olmsted (Senior Research Specialist, Politics/Coordinator, Q-APS Consulting Service
HRC Classroom, 012 East Pyne, Lower Level, Frist 330, 12:00pm

*SPECIAL TIME: Thursday, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
April 24: Turning Freshmen into Scientists: Hardware, Software, and Hands-on Technology in the Field
Adam Maloof and Frederick Simons (Professors, Geosciences)
HRC Classroom, 012 East Pyne, Lower Level, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

†The presentation by Kosuke Imai (Professor, Politics/Q-APS/Statistics and Machine Learning) will be rescheduled for a later date.

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Introduction to Text Encoding and TEI

Time: Wednesday, January 29, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: HRC Classroom, East Pyne Room 012, Lower Level
Instructors: Clifford Wulfman and Ben Johnston

What’s with all the pointy brackets???

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A diary entry from poet Robert Graves, “Getting started using TEI” http://tei.oucs.ox.ac.uk/GettingStarted/html/in.html

Text encoding involves rendering transcriptions of documents (books, newspapers, magazines, manuscripts, engravings, and so on) into machine-readable form, so that they may be processed by computers in a variety of ways. Most of us are familiar with word-processing programs that create encoded texts for printing; and many of us have heard about HTML, a way of marking up, or annotating, a text for display on the World Wide Web.

What most people don’t know is that text markup has uses far beyond simple presentation (formatting and print layout). It can be used to support fundamental scholarly practices like glossing, annotation, linking, and other kinds of semantic analysis and interpretation, making the scholar’s intellectual work readable by machines.

(To register for the workshop click here, or access the QR code)qrcode Continue reading for more information

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The Productive Scholar: Text Encoding and TEI

Topic: Text Encoding and TEI
Speakers: Ben Johnston and Cliff Wulfman

Time: Thursday, November 21, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: HRC Classroom, East Pyne Room 012, Lower Level

This session serves as a brief introduction to text encoding and to the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI). The set of encoding guidelines developed by the TEI is a key technology in digital humanities, widely used by libraries, museums, publishers, and individual scholars. Participants will be given a ‘gentle introduction to XML’ and to the guidelines of the TEI. Examples of projects using TEI will also be presented.

Speaker Bios
Clifford Wulfman is coordinator of Library Digital Initiatives and Director of the Blue Mountain Project. In addition to many years’ experience with text encoding, Cliff has published numerous articles on topics in the digital humanities and is co-author, with Robert Scholes, of Modernism in the Magazines: An Introduction.

Ben Johnston is Senior Educational Technologist and Manager at OIT’s Humanities Resource Center (HRC) in East Pyne, and an active member of the Digital Humanities Initiative

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The Productive Scholar: Tools for Transcription

Topic: Tools for Transcription
Speaker: Ben Johnston, Senior Educational Technologist and Manager, Humanities Resource Center (HRC), OIT

Time: Thursday, November 14, 12:00PM
Location: HRC Classroom, Room 012 East Pyne, Lower Level

Digitizing the spoken and written word can be a very time-consuming but necessary part of doing research in the digital age. In this session we’ll discuss the features to look for in tools for transcribing audio, video, and textual sources, and about the tools commonly used used for this work. From dictation software to multi-lingual OCR, to software for doing time-encoded transcription of audio and video and cloud services for crowd-sourced transcription of books and manuscripts, this session aims to make the arduous task of transcription a little easier.

Ben Johnston is Senior Educational Technologist and Manager at OIT’s Humanities Resource Center (HRC) in East Pyne, and Consultant for the Digital Humanities Initiative (DHI). Ben has been involved with educational technology for over thirteen years in positions at Columbia University, Bryn Mawr College, and Princeton University. While at Princeton, Ben has worked with educators and researchers across the Humanities and Social Sciences to facilitate the use of digital assets, technology tools, databases, and digital video in teaching and research.

Download the presentation slides (.pptx)

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