Spring Quarter 2021 Workshops and Events

The UW Libraries and our partners offer regular workshops and events relevant to digital and open scholarship. All are welcome to attend! Please register with the links below, and contact us with any questions:

  • TEAL Digital Scholarship for East Asian Studies: Engaging with Creative Geovisualization: Imagining Creativity in Mapping and GIS by Dr. Jin-Kyu Jung
    Tuesday, April 6, 4:00-5:30pm
    Register in advance
    For the April session of TEAL Digital Scholarship for East Asian Studies, we are thrilled to welcome Dr. Jin-Kyu Jung, Associate Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (UW Bothell) and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Geography (UW Seattle). 

    Creative geovisualization, situated at the intersection of geography, arts, and digital humanities, emphasizes visualization and mapping that preserve, represent, and generate more authentic, contextual, and nuanced meanings of space and people by adopting artistic and humanistic approaches. It represents a creative expansion in critical GIS practices and a new alternative to traditional science-rooted approaches to GIS and mapping, notable in its capacity to accentuate perceptual and creative representation, rather than precisely measured objects. Reflecting on the experience of teaching a “creative geovisualization” course in an interdisciplinary school, I demonstrate how the class encompasses some of the key epistemological and methodological groundings of creative geovisualization—including non-representational theories; critical cartography and GIS; the convergence of geography, arts and humanities; psychogeography; and qualitative and affective geovisualization. Empirical examples of students’ creative practices illustrate the blending of different modes of creative engagement with GIS and geovisualization and model specific ways of working with various forms of embodied, relational, interpretive, and expressive geographies. In the work of students in East Asian studies, transnational perspectives deeply inform such engagements. Mapping and GIS become creative as their processes continue to evolve. It is time that we deeply (re-)imagine creativity in GIS.
  • Getting Started with PressbooksEDU Webinar (UW Pressbooks)
    Wednesday, April 7, 10:00-11:30am PST (1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EDT)
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    This training session is open to all users of hosted PressbooksEDU networks and is designed for users who are new to Pressbooks. Attendees will learn how to get started with Pressbooks, from creating a new book to publishing and exporting offline versions of the text.
  • Advanced PressbooksEDU Webinar (UW Pressbooks)
    Monday, April 19, 10:00-11:30am PST (1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EDT)
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    This training session is open to all users on hosted PressbooksEDU networks and is designed for users who have some familiarity with Pressbooks and are ready to engage in more complex activities, like adding interactive elements or integrating Pressbooks with supported third-party tools.
  • Create the World’s Fastest Book: Manifold Workshop
    Friday, April 23, 10:00-11:30am
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    Learn how to create the world’s fastest book using the Manifold digital book publishing platform! Manifold offers the opportunity to upload texts, seamlessly integrate images, media, and more into your text, and offers opportunities to annotate texts within the platform. You’ll walk away from this workshop with a text of your choice (either your own, or a sample text that will be provided) loaded into Manifold with images added to the text. This workshop includes a mix of lecture and hands-on time that you’ll spend learning to build a digital book of your own. 
  • Research Data Management Planning Workshop
    Monday, April 26 – Thursday, April 29 (4 days)
    Register in Advance, no later than April 23, 2021
    This module-based workshop in Canvas consists of activities and peer discussion forums that will provide tips on how to construct an effective data management plan for your data and will provide information and tools to help with your research data needs. This workshop will be asynchronous over the four-day workshop period (no fixed participation times). Each day corresponds to one online module, which includes a topic overview, resources, activity, and peer discussion forum. Discussion forums are the workshop’s primary means of engagement with other participants and librarians, so expect to post to forums daily. You will be guided through the course by a team of librarian tutors, who will answer questions and provide feedback. The time commitment for this workshop is approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour per day, for 4 straight days