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Digital Scholar Workshop

January 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


January 14, 2020
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Seminar Room G010, Hardiman Research Building


David Kelly

Using our recently acquired ScanTent, (developed as part of the READ project, for more information, see https://scantent.eu/en/ ), and our trustee SLR cameras, this event will see participants divided into teams. The event will be a race to see which piece of equipment copes better with rapid digitisation, with lighting, clarity, processing speed, and image quality for the web weighted as the measures of success.

There will also be spot prizes for rapid fire rounds of digitisation, finding a gremlin in the collection of archives you are working on, and more besides!

In the workshop, we will work together to digitise and publish a collection of archives for the web. The output will be a crowd-sourced piece of work that opens up a collection of archives to the wider world for research and consultation.

Learning objectives and output

  • Preparing archival documents for digitisation
  • Adjusting position, and assessing lighting requirements for digitisation
  • Organising and storing images
  • Output – a collection of archives published and available online

Workshop facilitators and speaker

Aisling Keane is the Digital Archivist at NUI Galway, and works as part of the Library’s Digital Publishing and Innovation Team to manage digital collections and promote digital scholarship. She is a professional archivist with an academic background in the Humanities. Prior to working in NUI Galway, she worked in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and in Met Eireann.

Are you a Digital Scholar?

Developing skills with digital technologies can be a challenge for researchers interested in digital and open scholarship.

To help, the Library, in partnership with the Moore Institute, presents a series of informal workshops to share practice-based expertise, know-how, and experience in technologies and methods, that will enhance your experience of newer forms of scholarship.

The series

26 November 2019 – Web maps, data visualisation, and mapping with Neatline. David Kelly and Cillian Joy. G010, Hardiman building, 10:00-13:00

17 December 2019 – Managing digital collections. Objects, metadata, ingestion, and access. Aisling Keane. G010, Hardiman building, 10:00-13:00

14 January 2020 – Scanathon. Crowd-sourced digitisation. Aisling Keane. G011, Hardiman building, 10:00-13:00

18 February 2020 – Online and digital identity for scholars. Blaneth McSharry & Grainne McGrath. G010, Hardiman building, 10:00-13:00

10 March 2020 – Video production for scholars. Eileen Kennedy. G010, Hardiman building, 10:00-13:00

14 April 2020 – Working with images in Python for research. Cillian Joy. G010, Hardiman building, 10:00-13:00