WWP Practicum Series

WWP Practicum Series

We’re delighted to announce that the WWP will be offering a new practicum series during the 2017–2018 academic year. In this series, we’ll be holding two-hour workshops focused on particular skills and tools. Each session will be held from 10am to 12pm in the Digital Scholarship Commons in Snell Library. In the fall, we will be offering:

  • October 4: File Management For Digital Humanities Researchers. This session will cover essential strategies and design considerations for organizing files and research data for the long term, including basics of using the command line to see under the hood of your hard drive
  • November 8: Using Oxygen Like An Expert: projects, frameworks, and scenarios. This session will cover advanced topics in the use of the Oxygen XML editor, including setting up projects, frameworks, transformation and validation scenarios, and version control client plugins. Everything you’ve always wanted to know about Oxygen (but were afraid to ask…).
  • December 6: Efficient Code-Writing in RStudio. This session will share a “cheat sheet” developed to cover the most common usage scenarios for typical digital humanities data. We’ll also discuss how to write R code that can be efficiently embedded in workflows to handle repetitive tasks.

In the spring semester, we’ll look at further topics including basic and advanced XPath, regular expressions, Schematron, and XQuery.

These sessions are free and open to the public, but guests from outside the NU community should email Sarah Connell (sa.connell[at]northeastern[dot]edu) to arrange library access.

We hope to see you there!

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