We’ve been developing new library guides around topics related to digital scholarship (or digital humanities, or digital liberal arts, or whatever usage you prefer). These guides are aimed at faculty, staff, and students who are new to digital scholarship or who are looking to learn new skills in a particular area. They will mainly be styled after our other “How to” guides, offering steps to get started with a particular tool or concept, selected tips on more advanced features, and places to look for more advanced help.
Our first new guide in this series is “Getting started with Omeka,” which gives an outline of options for using Omeka here at Middlebury, the basic steps of getting started building your Omeka exhibit, and links to see how others have used Omeka for research, public scholarship, and in the classroom. More information will roll out to this guide soon on plug-ins and other advanced topics.
You can find the Omeka guide, along with all of our other upcoming digital scholarship guides (including some legacy guides that we’ve included) at go/digitalscholarshipguides/.
If you have topics you would like to see covered in a digital scholarship library, contact one of the expert librarians (listed at go/digitalscholarshipguides/), and we’ll discuss!
Your friendly Middlebury librarians Ryan Clement & Wendy Shook will be holding a series of Zotero workshops for both faculty and students in mid April – two in Davis Family Library and two in Armstrong Library. Sign up here: http://go.middlebury.edu/zoteroworkshop. Dates and times:
- 11am-12pm, Tuesday, 04/11 in LIB 145 (first floor Davis Family Library conference room)
- 3-4pm, Tuesday, 04/11 in MBH 161 (Armstrong Library Computer Lab)
- 10-11am, Friday, 04/14 in MBH 161 (Armstrong Library Computer Lab)
- 3-4pm, Tuesday, 04/18 in LIB 145 (first floor Davis Family Library conference room)
Zotero is a free, easy, and powerful citation management tool that can help scholars and researchers collect, organize, and annotate resources as well as creating citations and bibliographies using thousands of styles. Available to both Mac and PC users, with plugins available for most modern web browsers as well as Microsoft Word and Libre Office.
Please reach out to Ryan and Wendy with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.