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Unlock Your Digital Potential at UK Libraries Workshop Series

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This fall, UK Libraries will host a series of workshops on digital skills. Mark Cornelison | UK Photo.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 13, 2019) Beginning next week, University of Kentucky Libraries will present a series of workshops that will help members of the campus community develop skills necessary in digital scholarship. The series targets a number of specific topics from digital project planning to using text mining tools.

The upcoming UK Libraries Workshop offerings will be held in William T. Young Library, Room 1-78 starting at 3 p.m. on the date specified:

Planning for Your Digital Project: Wednesday, Sept. 18, 3-4:15 p.m.

Learn hands-on, practical steps to plan and develop your digital content. In addition to creating a personalized planning document, you will also learn about, discuss and review a variety of digital tools and criteria to select the most appropriate tool(s) for your project. To register, click here.

Create a Digital Writing Project Using Scalar: Wednesday, Oct. 9, 3-4:15 p.m.

Scalar is a free, open-source publishing platform that is designed to make it easy for authors to take advantage of the unique capabilities of digital writing and juxtapose media with their own writing in a variety of ways. Attend this workshop for an opportunity to learn hands-on how to get started with your digital writing project using Scalar. To register, click here.

Safety First: Best Practices in Digital Privacy & Security: Wednesday, Oct. 30, 3-4 p.m.

As more and more of research, communication, information storage and daily activities take place in the digital realm, protecting our privacy and securing our data has become more challenging. Attend this workshop to learn hands-on, practical steps to increase your digital privacy and security. To register, click here.

Data Management is for the Humanities Too!: Tuesday, Nov. 12, 3-4 p.m.

Humanities data are multifaceted and sourced from books, annotations, maps, manuscripts, media, citations, geospatial coordinates and much more. This workshop will explore how humanists can add value to their research by applying best practices to managing their research data. To register, click here.

Digging for Gold: Text Mining Basics Using Digital Resources: Wednesday, Nov. 20, 3-4:15 p.m.

Attend this workshop and learn how to use two popular text mining tools to analyze available data sources owned by UK Libraries. No previous knowledge or experience with these tools is required. To register, click here.

All workshops are free and open to all UK faculty, staff, and students. Please register in advance, as seating is limited.

As the premier research library in the Commonwealth, UK Libraries provides ever-expanding access to quality information resources, services and programs. UK Libraries locations include the Young Library, the Agricultural Information Center, the Hunter M. Adams College of Design Library, the Education Library, the Lucille Caudill Little Fine Arts Library and Learning Center, the Medical Center Library, the Science and Engineering Library, and the Special Collections Research Center

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