The Scholar’s Dashboard project is a series of three two‐day “design and build” workshops, teaming humanities scholars, librarians, and technologists in innovative application development to optimize use of humanities collections from the Digital Resource Commons (DRC).
Dashboard users will select and combine collections, add descriptions and metadata, and re‐visualize and re‐present information. DRC collections with relevant information (oral histories, narratives, records, documents, images, e.g.) will form the design base. “Design and build” workshops allow researchers and scholars to specify features needed to rapidly expand DRC functionality.
We’re not looking only for experts, or only people who have extensive experience in the digital humanities. We’re also looking for people who are curious and willing to talk through the challenges that we face in making Ohio’s digital resources accessible and useful to humanities scholars.
- Workshop 1: Space. How can we best analyze and visualize the spatial distribution and dimensions of the artifacts in our collections, of their creators, and their content? November 8 and 9, 2012.
- Workshop 2: Time. How can we best analyze and visualize the chronological distribution and dimensions of the artifacts in our collections, of their creators, and their content? February 7 and 8, 2013.
- Workshop 3: Identity and community networks. How can we best analyze and visualize the ways that artifacts, their creators, and their content were or are socially and culturally embedded? April 4 and 5, 2013.