From our Digital Bookshelf: “Rethinking research data” by Kristin Briney

Research data management (RDM) is as old as research itself. Scholars across the centuries have developed ways to organize and preserve the materials they work with. In today’s age of seemingly boundless technological possibilities, tool options, and ideas, more and more funders and institutions are outlining formal requirements around RDM to help overwhelmed researchers find their way to the latest best practices in handling data. These requirements aren’t always experienced as helpful, of course. The lingo of RDM can sound…

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Dutch-language webinar on transcription and OCR tool Transkribus on May 31

Are you a Dutch speaker who needs to transcribe old or new hand-written materials, or do optical character recognition (OCR) on print materials? Check out this upcoming webinar on Transkribus in Dutch, taking place on May 31, 2022, at 16h CEST: Dit webinar van Dr. Annemieke Romein geeft een overzicht van de basis van Transkribus in het Nederlands. U leert hoe u documenten upload naar Transkribus, de lay-out analyse uitvoert, handmatige transcripties doet om trainingsdata te genereren, hoe u de…

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New digital scholarship resources, January 15-21

Welcome to another overview of new digital scholarschip resources added to the Artes Digital Scholarship Community on Zotero (learn more about this group and join with your Zotero account to get the group’s resources right in Zotero on your desktop). It’s a brief one; we’re currently reading a lot of excellent data management plans from new PhD researchers, which will be their own blog post sometime in February. In this edition: a fantastic new open access resource on data management in linguistics, unfortunate…

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New digital scholarship resources, January 7-14

Welcome to another summary of new digital scholarschip resources added to the Artes Digital Scholarship Community on Zotero (learn more about this group and join with your Zotero account to get the group’s resources right in Zotero on your desktop). In this edition: reference management tips and tricks, essential reading for those starting out with research on social media or other user-generated content online, a guide to organising and supporting citizen science projects, musings about the role of software in…

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New digital scholarship resources added over the winter holiday

Starting this week, we’ll be posting regular summaries of new digital scholarschip resources that were added to the Artes Digital Scholarship Community on Zotero (learn more about this group and join with your Zotero account to get the group’s resources right in Zotero on your desktop). In this inaugural edition, we have some great project management tips that are really about research data management (RDM), ways of using RSS feeds to keep track of updates on a website, how to…

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ReproducibiliTea journal club at KU Leuven looking for coordinators and participants

KU Leuven’s very own interdisciplinary ReproducibiliTea journal club is looking for coordinators and participants who want to learn from each other about what it takes to do open research. Learn more about everything from open data to preprint publishing, preregistration, and handling personal data, like in the following example: That’s one of the most interesting things about ReproducibiliTea Leuven for me: Every time, I learn something new. For example, about the multitude of different data types that people work with…

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Event: Getting started with Linked Open Data

What: An online study day about getting started with linked open data for cultural heritage. By: KBR (the Royal Library of Belgium) When: September 17, 2021 Open to: Anyone, free admission Details: Want to get started with Linked Open Data for cultural heritage? Find out how to open up your collections or share your research. This online study day will help you start making the transition from siloed databases to Linked Open Data. The morning presentations will highlight numerous benefits and potential uses of Linked…

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Get new Scholarly Tales posts in Outlook via the blog’s RSS feed

Would you like to stay up to date with new posts on the Scholarly Tales blog right from Outlook? RSS, or Really Simple Syndication, is “a web feed that allows users and applications to access updates to websites in a standardized, computer-readable format” (Wikipedia). Blogs and many other online resources, including academic journals and databases, often offer RSS feeds of their new content. By subscribing to RSS feeds, you can get updates from many sources delivered in one location. Where…

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