The Digital Lab provides training and workshops in several forms.
In addition to a workshop series, and significant interdisciplinary workshops and summer schools, the lab provides research project-specific training to project team members on tools & technologies required for project delivery. We have also previously provided training for individual researchers on specific tools or technologies needed to enable their research.
We have run informal weekly drop-in sessions on Creative Coding, and have given guest lectures to taught post-graduate students on a variety of subjects, including Data Visualisation, Managing Digital Projects and Web Analytics.
Digital Scholars’ Workshop Series
The Moore Institute, in collaboration with the University’s James Hardiman Library, have run a Digital Scholars’ Workshop Series. Examples of the sessions in this series include:
- Planning & Building Digital Projects – David Kelly
- Introduction to Research Data Management and related supports at NUI Galway – Trish Finnan
- Creating Digital Exhibitions with Omeka – Cillian Joy
- Archives in the digital age – balancing evolving expectations against the realities of resource allocation and legislation – Aisling Keane
- Web maps, data visualisation, and mapping with Neatline – David Kelly and Cillian Joy
- Managing digital collections. Objects, metadata, ingestion, and access – Aisling Keane.
- Scanathon. Crowd-sourced digitisation – Aisling Keane.
- Online and digital identity for scholars – Blaneth McSharry & Grainne McGrath.
- Video production for scholars – Eileen Kennedy.
- Working with images in Python for research – Cillian Joy.
The Moore Institute has supported a long-running seminar series, hosted by Pádraic Moran and Justin Tonra, on the topic of Digital Scholarship – further details can be found at: http://www.nuigalway.ie/digital-seminar/
Interdisciplinary Workshops & Summer Schools
Immersive Empathy: Exploring the impact of immersive environments in the context of homelessness and precarious housing
Immersive Empathy: Exploring the impact of immersive environments in the context of homelessness and precarious housing: This interdisciplinary workshop, funded by the Irish Research Council, explored the use of Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality immersive experiences with community groups engaged with homelessness or precarious housing in the Western Region. Participants included creative practitioners, academic researchers, and representatives from organisations involved in the homelessness sector, such COPE Galway, St. Vincent De Paul, and the HSE.
Future Landscapes: Enhancing Seen & Unseen Landscapes with Mixed Reality: Also in 2019, we ran an intensive 4-week interdisciplinary workshop focused on the use of immersive technologies. This ran in collaboration with the Berlin-based School of Machines, Making & Make-believe, and Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture, and was part funded by a HEA project on Digital Literacy in Irish Humanities.
Visual Analytics Summer School: In 2019 we ran a Visual Analytics Summer School in collaboration with NUI Galway’s Data Science Institute, and the LERO Software Research Centre. This drew participants from across research and industry, including those from an Arts & Humanities background.
Collections as Data – Hackathon / Collaborative Workshop: Funded by DARIAH Ireland and the Irish Research Council, participants worked with digital archives and data collections drawn from humanities research in small cross-discipline groups of researchers and practitioners over two days to explore and create. Those taking part were drawn from arts & humanities research, software engineering and design / art backgrounds.