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Spring 2024 Workshop Recordings

Scholarly Publishing Tools and Research Impact Workshops

  • Research Impact Metrics: Assessing your scholarly impact using citations, h-index, and altmetrics
  • Scholarly Publishing: Selecting scholarly publishing venues to maximize your impact while avoiding “predatory publishers
  • Creating Biosketches for NSF & NIH using SciENcv
  • Bibliometric Visualization of Research
  • Open Access Publishing and Data Sharing with INDIGO, UIC’s Institutional Repository
  • Introduction to Open Education Resource (OER) Adoption
  • Using Multi-Media and other Copyrighted Material in the Classroom; What you need to know about Copyright & Fair Use

Learning Python

Learning R


Visualization and GIS

Digital Media & Design

Cargo Basics: Start building a website to showcase your work

Adobe InDesign Basics

Podcasting Overview: How to get started

Digital Fabrication

Digital Scholarship, Digital Publishing, Digital Humanities, Scholarly Communications

Scholarly Publishing & Open Access Journals: Selecting scholarly publishing venues to maximize your impact while avoiding “predatory publishers”

  • This session demonstrate tools to identify potential journals in your field, how to determine impact factors for journals (Journal Citation Reports, CiteScore/Scopus), how to find where a journal is indexed for dissemination, and tools to evaluate the quality of journals.  Tips and tools to identify legitimate open access journals and avoid predatory publishers will be covered. 
  • Recording
  • Online Guide

Assessing your scholarly impact using the h-index and altmetrics

  • This workshop covers ways to measure your research impact including through citation analysis and the H-index through a range of tools including Web of Science, Scopus & Google Scholar, and MyActivities. New “altmetrics” that examine social media's role in assessing impact will also be covered.
  • Recording
  • Online Guide

Literacy and Methods Workshop (Fall 2019) 

  • This inaugural workshop for the Digital Humanities Initiative aims to enhance digital humanities literacy at UIC. It will introduce faculty and graduate students to digital humanities methods and aid in the facilitation of digital humanities in teaching and scholarly work.
  • Webinar Recording

Project Development and Digital Pedagogy (Spring 2020)

  • This workshop will be led by digital humanities experts from Michigan State University's Digital Scholarship Lab and will feature an introductory presentation, two breakout sessions with hands-on tutorials, and a provided lunch.
  • Topics include:
    • Development, management, and life cycle of a DH project
    • Finding and working with data
    • Understanding and engaging in collaboration practices
    • Hands-on instruction with mapping and data visualization tools
    • Cultivating a digital pedagogy
    • More on topics and resources here:
  • Webinar Recording

Getting Started in the Digital Humanities (Fall 2020)

  • The Fall 2020 Virtual Workshop (#uicdh2020) will be held September 23, 2020 on Zoom. Tutorials will be available to registered participants one week before the conference. Presenters will give a 5-10 minute summary of the main points of their tutorials during their session on the day of the workshop and participate in a 10-15 minute Q&A session.
  • Webinar Recording

Advanced Tools for Digital Humanities (Spring 2021)

  • Join us as our guests present and illustrate how Python and machine learning can be used for digital humanities projects. In addition, we'll learn about resources available here at UIC through the University Library. This workshop is suitable for beginners as well as more advanced digital humanists. All disciplines are welcome. This event is free and open to the public.
  • Webinar Recording

Introduction to Creating Digital Publications with Scalar (Spring 2022)

Scalar is a publishing platform that allows users to use multimedia to create digital books. Scalar's many features allow users to integrate many different forms of multimedia while providing scholarly commentary. In this workshop, participants will get an overview of Scalar’s capabilities, learn the basics of creating a Scalar book, and understand the potential use for digital humanities applications.

View the Zoom Recording.

Advanced Scalar Workshop I (Spring 2022)

This Advanced Scalar Workshop will build on the concepts and skills from the Introduction to Scalar Workshop offered in March. The Advanced Workshop will cover how to build a table of contents and other ways to use navigation menus and paths in Scalar. It will also cover advanced page layouts and user permissions.

View the Zoom Recording.