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Digitisation Projects: Introduction

This guide outlines the various options available to those undertaking digitisation projects, considering the entire workflow from planning, hosting, copyright, digital imaging, metadata, software, web publishing tools etc.

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Acknowledgements

I would like to gratefully acknowledge Shawn Day, Digital Humanities Strategist, for his contributions to this guide.

Introduction

UCD Library, through the development of the UCD Digital Library (http://digital.ucd.ie) has built up extensive expertise and experience in the area of digitisation projects. As such, the Library can help to assist and support researchers who may wish to create a digital collection; it can provide infrastructure for some digital collections and advise on alternatives; and it can also assist researchers in preparing funding proposals that may incorporate digital “solutions”.

This guide outlines the various options available to those undertaking digitisation projects, considering the entire workflow from planning, hosting, copyright, digital imaging, metadata, software, web publishing tools etc.

Digital Tools and Approaches to Connect and Transform Your Research

 

NEW WORKSHOPS ADDED 10th FEBRUARY 2017

 

Digital Tools and Approaches to Connect and Transform your Research: 

UCD Library, with support from UCD Research, is organising a series of workshops bringing together those in the Humanities and Social Sciences who wish to learn and experiment with a range of technologies to enhance their research. While the term “Digital Humanities” is often used to describe this field, the technologies can be used in a wide range of disciplines e.g. Business, Health, Agriculture; this workshop series is open to researchers in all disciplines.

The workshops will include hands-on exploration of many of the tools mentioned in both this and the GIS Library guide.

We are fortunate in again having Shawn Day, Digital Humanities Strategist, assist us with this workshop series.  Shawn lectures at University College Cork, Queen’s University Belfast and Trinity College Dublin, fostering scholarship in Digital and Medical Humanities and Social Computing.

His personal research explores the social and economic circumstances of the nineteenth century retail liquor trade and its impact on family. He applies spatial, temporal and census data visualisation and social network analysis to the relationships between credit, respectability, and order in the Victorian community. Shawn has been involved in a number of successful and innovative digital humanities projects including large manuscript census databases in the 1871/1891 census project (University of Guelph - Canada), the TAPoR text analysis portal project, the Canadian Network for Economic History (CNEH) and the Network for Canadian History and the Environment (NiCHE) and most recently the Digital Humanities Observatory (DHO)- a Project of the Royal Irish Academy.

Full details for the Researcher Workshops series are listed in the document below:

For booking please visit our schedule at ucd.libcal.com/events

Research Services Manager, UCD Library

Julia Barrett
Contact:
Julia Barrett,
Research Services Manager,
UCD Library,
Belfield,
Dublin 4.

Tel: 01 716 7356

julia.barrett@ucd.ie

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