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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Workshop: Getting Started with Zotero for PhD Research

Sources here; sources there; sources everywhere! Do you need help finding a better system to organize your reference materials for your Phd project? You are in luck! The Artes Research team in collaboration with research support from the Faculty of Law will offer a workshop to help PhD researchers get started with the reference management software Zotero. What can you expect? The session will start with an introduction to the basic functionalities of Zotero including the various ways to add…

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Research Data Management Training – KU Leuven Research Coordination Office

On Tuesday 19 April 2022 (15h-17h CEST), the KU Leuven Research Coordination Office (DOC) will be offering a training on incorporating FAIR data principles into a data management plan (DMP). The FAIR data principles outline key practices related to data management, which ensure that research data and outputs are Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable. This training is useful for all researchers, but particularly for those who are carrying out a research project funded by the European Commission (Horizon Europe, MSCA,…

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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 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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Event: DHSITE2021 with workshops on Python, Linked Open Data, Text Analysis, and Machine Translation

DHSITE 2021 is taking place the weeks of May 17-21 and May 24-28. In this two-week period, they organize 18-hour micro-course workshops. Workshop topics include an Introduction to Python (in English and in French), Issues in Digital Humanities, Introduction to Linked Open Data, Text Analysis, and Machine Translation. The detailed program can be found on the event website. Registration is open! Be sure to reserve your spot. Micro-course workshops with low pre-registration will be cancelled. Additionally, part of DHSITE 2021, the…

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Event: Introduction to Tropy: a Digital Tool for Organizing Archival Research Photos • European University Institute

Looking for a simple but powerful tool to organize images for your research? Tropy is a free and open source program that is very much worth considering. You can attend a free webinar on Tropy on February 24: This webinar will offer an introduction to Tropy, a free desktop software that allows you to organize and describe photos of archival research material. Directed toward historians, social science researchers, and students, the session will cover the basics of getting started in Tropy, recording…

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Event: Upcoming workshop on RDM for doctoral students in Eastern and Arabic Studies

Are you a doctoral student in Eastern and Arabic Studies (EAAS) at the Faculty of Arts of KU Leuven? Join us for the third EAAS PhD Seminar on Thursday 10 December from 13:00 to 14:30. This third edition will focus on research data management (RDM). We’ll cover the basics of RDM and discuss how RDM applies to everyone’s individual research projects. If you’d like to participate, email Freya Terryn at freya.terryn@kuleuven.be to register.

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