Winter 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:

  • Getting Started with PressbooksEDU Webinar (from PressbooksEDU)
    February 10, 2021 10:00-11:15am
    Register in advance
    Learn how to get started with Pressbooks, from creating a new book to publishing and exporting offline versions of the text.
  • Create the World’s Fastest Book: Manifold Workshop
    February 12, 2021 10:30am-12:00pm
    Register in advance
    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 online 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.
  • Advanced PressbooksEDU Publishing Webinar (from PressbooksEDU)
    February 16, 2021 10:00-11:15am
    Register in advance
    This training session 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.
  • Accessibility & Data Visualization
    February 18, 2021 1:30-2:30pm
    Register in advance
    Data visualization best practices and tools do not always discuss accessibility, which can exclude groups of people. This workshop will review ways to make your visualizations more accessible. We will work through a visualization together and add features to make it more accessible. You are encouraged to follow along, but no active participation is necessary. Data visualization experience is not required, though some familiarity with accessing and using spreadsheet software may be helpful.
  • Research Data Management Planning Workshop
    February 22-25, 2021, asynchronous (time commitment is 30 minutes-1 hour per day)
    Register in Advance (registration closes Feb. 19)
    • This module-based workshop 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 on tips and tools to help with your research data needs.
    • By asking students to share experiences with one another, this workshop provides the space and opportunity for you to reflect on your skills and to see how various techniques and tools can be employed to help you build your data management plan and most effectively share and preserve your data.
    • This session is open to current UW students, faculty, and staff only
  • UW Theses and Dissertations
    March 1, 2021 3:00-4:00pm
    Register in advance
    For many students, the thesis or dissertation represents one of their first forays into publicly disseminating the products of their scholarship. This webinar will give an overview of the copyright and publishing issues students should consider, and demonstrate how their decisions are reflected in the ETD Administrator system. It will offer the opportunity for students to think through their options for how and when to share their work, and to ask questions about the process.
  • Getting Started with PressbooksEDU Webinar (from PressbooksEDU)
    March 10, 2021 10:00-11:15am
    Register in advance
    Learn how to get started with Pressbooks, from creating a new book to publishing and exporting offline versions of the text.
  • Advanced PressbooksEDU Publishing Webinar (from PressbooksEDU)
    March 16, 2021 10:00-11:15am
    Register in advance
    This training session 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.
  • Introduction to Omeka Workshop
    March 23, 2021 10:00-11:30am
    Register in advance
    Interested in building a digital exhibition with your images and media? Come to our Omeka workshop to learn how this tool could help you build your own online exhibit. This fully online workshop will include a mix of demonstration and hands-on opportunities to practice working in Omeka. Portions of the workshop will include small breakout sessions where workshop attendees can work on their own and ask questions of workshop leaders in a smaller, more casual setting.
    In this “Introduction to Omeka” workshop you will:
    • Learn about Omeka and how it has been used by faculty and students at other institutions
    • Feel comfortable adding items to collections, writing descriptive metadata, and building simple exhibits in Omeka
    • Reflect on how you can use the software in your own teaching or scholarship
  • Personal (and professional!) Digital Archiving
    March 25, 2021, 11:00am-12:00pm
    Register in advance
    We all manage and create heaps of digital content, from family photos to bank records, homework to social media. What are some of the best ways to ensure what we create and value today will be around tomorrow, or 5 years from now, or forever? Come to this session and take some good hints from the librarians that help the Libraries do the same with our own precious collections.