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Below you can view our previous Digital Scholarship newsletters!  We use Google Groups to send out our newsletters.  You signup for our email newsletter using Google Groups, or you can send us an email at digitalscholarship@ucsc.edu to request that you be added.

We typically send emails once or twice a month to notify you of opportunities or events in our spaces.  

Fall 2021

Hi all!

I'm writing with three main goals:  provide you a quick link to our workshops, give one last reminder about the undergraduate fellowship, and give you all a heads up about our current hiring for additional Digital Scholarship Innovation Studio student assistants.  These jobs will start in January, so if you know any students looking for work for the next two quarters and they are interested in our expanded DSI, please feel free to forward this (or apply if you are an undergraduate student!).

Best,
Kristy gd

_______________________________________________

Kristy Golubiewski-Davis, PhD
Director, Digital Scholarship  Department
UCSC University Library
kristy.gd@ucsc.edu

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Photo by "My Life Through A Lens" on Unsplash

CREATOR DISCUSSIONS

This quarter, our digital scholarship librarians are holding creator discussions and Q&A sessions around some of the methodologies we support.  If you're looking for community to bounce around ideas, ask questions, or share exciting projects or resources you come across, this is the place to be!  For the Fall Quarter, all of our Q&As and Discussions are being held virtually.  Listed here are the remaining conversations and workshops for the quarter.

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Digital Scholarship Innovation Studio - Student Assistant positions

We are hiring 5 additional DSI student assistant positions to start in early January of 2022. 

DSI assistants are required to participate in a ten-week training session during their first quarter of work covering the digital methods supported by the DSI. These digital methods include 3D printing, 3D Scanning, Photogrammetry, Laser cutting, Cricut Maker machines, Projection-Mapping, VR, and Holography. This training will incorporate safety training, basic workflows, and general upkeep. Assistants will be required to maintain a satisfactory level of know-how via weekly or biweekly training challenges or through student-led projects.

Once the space opens, they will work the service desk in our space and provide peer to peer support within the DSI while maintaining a safe work environment.  Students will be trained on the equipment as part of the job but must be willing to train on new equipment as required and be comfortable learning new technical skills to support the space.

We prioritize work study students and highly recommend providing a CV with a short cover letter that includes why you are interested in working in the position.  While no specific technical experience is required, we particularly seek out students who are interested in fully engaging with our programming, and a cover letter is one way to share that information with us during the application process. 

To apply, please use UCSC's Employee Request System and apply for the "Digital Scholarship Innovation Studio Assistant" position.

Undergraduate Fellowship

The Undergraduate Digital Research Fellowship is a two-quarter program for undergraduate students looking to build independent digital research projects. Students are introduced to Digital Scholarship methods and learn digital skills that allow them to build original digital projects. Six undergraduate students will engage with the Digital Humanities—learning digital tools, methodologies, and community practices to build a research project of their own design. Participants receive individual mentorship and training to build a project that reflects their own research interests. Each fellow will be paired with a Digital Scholarship Librarian who will guide fellows in integrating technology and research into their project. At the end of the Spring Quarter, students will present their projects at the Digital Research Symposium.

Application Proposals are due Monday, November 8th, 2021!

Up to 6 fellows will be selected to participate in a two-quarter training and mentorship program meant to launch digitally-focused independent research projects. The fellowship includes:

  • Methodological training combining critical theory, critical making, and creativity
  • Digital skill-building around text analysis, visualization, 3D Animation, Mapping, etc. as needed to enable fellows to build a research project of their unique design
  • Ongoing mentorship to support project development by a Digital Scholarship Librarian
  • A $500 award to support the development or public presentation of their work
  • Presentation experience at the Digital Research Symposium

We invite proposals of research projects at any stage of development as long as a clear research agenda is described and is supported by a faculty mentor. Students from underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.  

Have questions?  Here are some resources for you!

For more information, requirements, and to apply, please visit our open call page.

Contact us at digitalscholarship@ucsc.edu.

Hi everyone!

I hope your summer has been fulfilling.  As we gear up for Fall quarter, there are two items I wanted to share now!  We have an upcoming deadline for our Digital Instruction Project for faculty on October 4th.  If you're creating a project based assignment for your students that incorporates digital scholarship ship skills (learn more about what we support here), we invite you to join our upcoming cohort!

We also have student work opportunities!  This year we've reorganized our Digital Scholarship Student Assistants to focus on four main skill tracks - Audio, Video, 3D, and Digital Exhibits & Outreach.  We are hiring into the Audio, Video, and 3D tracks this year.  If you are a UCSC student or know a UCSC student who is interested in working in one of those fields, check out the item below for more information.

Don't hesitate to send us an email at digtialscholarship@ucsc.edu if you have any questions about either opportunity, are looking for a consultation for a project you are working on, or have any other questions about the work we do. 

Best,
Kristy gd

_______________________________________________

Kristy Golubiewski-Davis, PhD
Director, Digital Scholarship  Department
UCSC University Library
kristy.gd@ucsc.edu

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Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash

DIGITAL INSTRUCTION PROJECT CALL

The Digital Scholarship Commons, in partnership with the Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning and UCSC Online Education, once again invites applications for participation in the 2021–2022 Digital Instruction Project. Fall decision applications are due by October 4th, 2021, and are accepted as space allows. Fall applicants should propose assignments that will be implemented in either Winter or Spring Quarters.

The Digital Instruction Project is a yearlong program that supports instructional faculty in developing and implementing an impactful digital assignment for an upcoming class. The program offers time and space for focused and thoughtful conversation about pedagogy with a dedicated faculty cohort; one-on-one consultations with digital scholarship librarians for assignment development; and customized support for students as the digital assignment is implemented.

In selecting participants, we look for digital assignments that aim to improve student learning, solve a problem, or take advantage of an opportunity. Assignments can be newly designed or existing assignments that you envision transforming by means of a digital method or tool.

Participants receive:

  • Enhanced support from digital scholarship librarians—including expanded consultations and customized resource development—for design and implementation of a digital assignment

  • Access to digital scholarship student peer support during assignment completion

  • Focused discussions with a cohort of faculty/instructor peers around digital assignment design, implementation, and assessment

Participants commit to:

  • Design a digital assignment for implementation in Winter or Spring 2021-22

  • Work individually with digital scholarship librarians to develop their digital assignment (number of consultations to be determined on an as needed basis)

  • Participate in DIP cohort meetings, to be held 1-2 times per quarter

 

Fall decision deadline — October 4th, 2021

Apply Now or learn more

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Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

Student Employment Opportunities

This Fall, we have 3 openings in our Digital Scholarship Student Assistant team!  We've re-organized our student assistant work so that each position is associated with a specific digital skillset.  Our student assistants work in a team of 4 total students, with each student taking lead in a particular skill set.  They provide peer support for our classes, training on general digital scholarship tools alongside their specific focus, review and update our online web tutorials, and support specific equipment in our checkout pool.  After they've completed basic training, our students work alongside our Digital Scholarship Librarians on projects related to their lead skill.   This allows them to gain further experience in their particular skill set.  Training is provided for all of our students.  

For more information and to apply for these positions, please refer to the position listings in the Career Center Employee Request System.  Positions are listed as both work-study and non work-study, though preference is given to work-study students.  We highly encourage you to apply under the work-study application if applicable to your situation.

Our student positions provide opportunities for UCSC undergraduates.  Unfortunately, we are unable to hire students who are not currently taking classes.  These positions are in-person positions.

Video Lead:

The DSC Student Assistant - Video Lead will work with our Digital Scholarship staff to create and support our ongoing Video projects and support video class assignments from our campus partners. They will support the core functions related to a host of video editing software packages, general video editing workflows, and web hosting. They will support our in-space and check out equipment and provide general maintenance.
 

Audio Lead:

The DSC Student Assistant - Audio Lead will support podcasting assignments, including basic-to-intermediate use of GarageBand and Audacity, finding audio project resources, and podcast creation workflows. They will support use of the department's in-space and checkout audio equipment and be responsible for basic maintenance. They will also contribute to podcast projects undertaken by the department, including podcast work for the American Historical Review

 

3D Lead:

The DSC Student Assistant - 3D Lead will work with our Digital Scholarship staff to create and support our ongoing 3D projects and support 3D class assignments from our campus partners. They will support core functions related to a variety of 3D software packages and workflows.  This position has the opportunity to train and support 3D Digital Methods in 3D modeling, 3D scanning, 3D printing, and VR. They will also provide basic support and maintenance for the department's VR equipment. 

Hi all!

Yesterday, the library reopened to the public!  It's been a lot of work to get us here (as a library, a campus community, and our global community), and we're very excited to see the changes.  I met with our DS team for the first time in person in over a year this week, and it was a wonderful feeling to have a conversation that wasn't mitigated by a screen.  I hope you are all also finding your lives to be less screen based as we move through summer!

The Digital Scholarship Commons in McHenry Library will be open from 10-5, Mon-Fri through the remainder of the summer.  The Digital Scholarship Innovation Studio in Science & Engineering will remain closed until Spring of 2022.  Keep reading below to find out the exciting news on why!  We also have some important news about our equipment checkouts during the summer, so please review that below if you are interested in checking out equipment over the summer.

As always, feel free to reach out to us at digitalscholarship@ucsc.edu to arrange a consultation (in person or via Zoom), to ask about scheduling a custom workshop for your UCSC group or class, or with any other questions you might have.  You can see the methods we support on our About Us page.  Some of the past workshops we have offered can be viewed here or you can use our form to see a list of workshops we're prepared to offer.

Have a great summer!

Best,
Kristy gd

_______________________________________________

Kristy Golubiewski-Davis, PhD
Director, Digital Scholarship  Department
UCSC University Library
kristy.gd@ucsc.edu

 

DIGITAL SCHOLARSHIP STUDIO EXPANSION

That's right!  We're expanding our DSI space on the ground floor of S&E!  

We've been working hard over the last year to develop a cohesive renovation project on the ground floor of the Science & Engineering library, and I'm excited to share this news with you.  The DSI space will move up towards the corner of the ground floor where the windows will allow some natural light in and hopefully bring in some interest as students walk by the library on Science Hill.  We've put together an early conceptual floor plan for you to check out, with some of these details subject to change as we finalize the project over the remaining summer months.  The expansions of the DSI will allow us to continue to pursue our commitments of:

  • Democratizing access to technology.
  • Creating opportunities for students to learn through Critical Making.
  • Building partnerships with UCSC faculty and staff to facilitate research and teaching that incorporates 3D data.
  • Developing and maintaining spaces that foster open experimentation and innovation.

And here's the best part - we want your feedback!  

As we continue to push forward to provide a supportive, equitable, and accessible environment for our community we are seeking feedback from campus affiliates to help us shape the future of the DSI.  We've put together a survey where you can choose what aspects of our programming you are most interested in sharing your thoughts.  The survey will help us gauge the academic and research needs of the campus community alongside inclusive needs from various perspectives and respond accordingly.  Depending on how many sections you fill out, we estimate this survey will take you 5-20 minutes.

Additionally, we'll have several decision points over the summer and Fall quarters where we'd love to hear more from you.  The survey provides you an opportunity to sign up to receive additional opportunities for feedback in the future. 

The renovated DSI will open in Spring of 2022.  We look forward to inviting you to our grand opening event!

 

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EQUIPMENT CHECKOUT INFORMATION

Equipment checkout will be available from 7/1-7/9. 

Equipment checkout will NOT be available from 7/10-7/27 to accommodate an internal systems need. 

Equipment should be available for checkout again after 7/27.

You can see the equipment we make available on our Equipment pages.  Equipment is also searchable through the library search, and the resulting record will show you if we have any kits available.  (How many times can I type Equipment without it sounding weird?)

We know, the timing isn't the best, but we're going to do the best we can with what we've got!  We are happy to set up an extended checkout with a return date after 7/28.   You can request a regular or extended checkout in one of the following ways:

You can still return equipment any time during the checkout freeze, but we will be unable to check out any new equipment or to mark the equipment as returned until after 7/28.  Please feel free to email us with any questions.

 

 

DSC LAB IS OPEN!

All of our McHenry spaces are currently open!  Here are a few things to note:

  • To use the computers in the DSC lab, you will need to sign up using this form to receive the login information, even if you have done this before.
  • We have 1 machine available for remote access until the end of the summer.  In Fall, we will transition that machine back to an in-person support machine.  For access to our remote machine, please email us at digitalscholarship@ucsc.edu.
  • There is currently no VR access in the VizLab, though the VizLab is open for group study use.

To reserve any of our DSC spaces or any room in the library, you can use our calendar reservation system.

Spring 2021

Hi all!

As the 20/21 academic year comes to a close, I write to you to invite you to our Digital Scholarship Research Symposium in the library.  We have some fantastic presentations this year.  The Symposium will be held via a Zoom Webinar, so you can feel free to join the sessions you're interested in and come and go without worrying that you'll be distracting people.  I encourage you to join for as many talks as you are interested in!

You can register for the Symposium ahead of time here.

And you can view all of the abstracts for the talks here.  

I've included the schedule for you below.  I hope to see you there!

Best,
Kristy gd

_______________________________________________

Kristy Golubiewski-Davis, PhD
Director, Digital Scholarship  Department
UCSC University Library
kristy.gd@ucsc.edu

Model created by Digital Scholarship Librarian Josh Tuthill

DIGITAL SCHOLARSHIP RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM :
MAY 28TH, 1PM-5PM

1:00–1:10
Opening Remarks

1:10–1:30
Lightning Talks
 (3-7 min talks)
"How the News Remembered UCSC Anti-Apartheid Organizing (1977-86)"
Presented by: Thomas Sawano

"Documentary as Social Database History"
Presented by: Daniel Rudin

"Okinawa Memories Initiative Project History Timeline"
Presented by: Sage Michaels
Project Collaborators: Mary “Miki” Arlen, Alyssa Davis, Sam Garbus, Sage Michaels, Jared Guzman, and Nicholas Ruiz

1:30–1:45
The Empty Year: An Oral History of the Pandemic(s) of 2020 at UC Santa Cruz
Presented by: David Duncan, Isabella Crespin, and Aitanna Parker
Project Collaborators:  Kathia Damian, Maryam Nazir, Irene Reti, Cameron Vanderscoff

1:45–2:00
Q&A Session for previous talks

2:00–2:15
BREAK

2:15–2:30
Lessons from Lockdown: Researching Gender and Labor in Ancient Egypt

Presented by: Elise Benton, Elena Castaneda, Rodolfo Christopher Gil, Bailey Van Tassell

2:30–2:45
New Tricks for Old Persian

Presented by: Leighton Smith, Undergraduate Digital Research Fellow

2:45–3:00
Q&A Session for previous talks

3:00–3:15
Speculative Futures: An alternative present

Presented by: Saul Villegas, Undergraduate Digital Research Fellow

3:15–3:30
CollageDance: an Interactive Web Lesson on Media Theory
Presented by: Will Bortin, Undergraduate Digital Research Fellow

3:30–3:45
Q&A Session for previous talks

3:45–4:00
BREAK

4:00–4:15
Sustainability in the Theater

Presented by: Maya Mathews, Undergraduate Digital Research Fellow

4:15–4:30
What Cinema Could've Been... Gender and sexual ambiguity in Pre-Code Hollywood and the Motion Picture Production Code of 1934 

Presented by: Ira Irvani, Undergraduate Digital Research Fellow

4:30–4:45
Remember Us: Holocaust Representations in European-Jewish Émigré Film, 1942-1944

Presented by: Maya Gonzalez, Undergraduate Digital Research Fellow

4:45–5:00
Q&A Session for previous talks

 

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Digital Scholarship at UCSC Libraries

DIGITAL INSTRUCTION PROJECT CALL

The Digital Scholarship Commons, in partnership with the Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning and UCSC Online Education, invites applications for participation in the 2021–2022 Digital Instruction Project.

The Digital Instruction Project is a yearlong program that supports instructional faculty in developing and implementing an impactful digital assignment for an upcoming class. The program offers time and space for focused and thoughtful conversation about pedagogy with a dedicated faculty cohort; one-on-one consultations with digital scholarship librarians for assignment development; and customized support for students as the digital assignment is implemented.

In selecting participants, we look for digital assignments that aim to improve student learning, solve a problem, or take advantage of an opportunity. Assignments can be newly designed or existing assignments that you envision transforming by means of a digital method or tool.

Participants receive:

  • Enhanced support from digital scholarship librarians—including expanded consultations and customized resource development—for design and implementation of a digital assignment
  • Access to digital scholarship student peer support during assignment completion
  • Focused discussions with a cohort of faculty/instructor peers around digital assignment design, implementation, and assessment

Participants commit to:

  • Design a digital assignment for implementation in Fall, Winter, or Spring 2021-22
  • Work individually with digital scholarship librarians to develop their digital assignment (number of consultations to be determined on an as needed basis)
  • Participate in DIP cohort meetings, to be held 1-2 times per quarter 

Early decision deadline — June 1st, 2021

Early decision applicants may propose assignments to be implemented in Fall, Winter, or Spring 2021-22. For Fall assignments, applicants will be expected to work with digital scholarship librarians during the Summer to design their digital assignment and will not have the benefit of cohort interaction prior to the start of the quarter.

Fall decision deadline — October 4th, 2021

Fall decision applicants will be accepted as space allows and will be expected to implement their assignment in either Winter or Spring Quarters.
 

Apply Now or learn more

 

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DIGITAL SCHOLARSHIP RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

MAY 28TH, 1PM-5PM

2021 marks our 5th year of the Digital Research Symposium hosted by the University Library at UC Santa Cruz.  Each year, the symposium provides an opportunity for students on campus to present the work they’ve done that uses a variety of digital scholarship techniques.  We’re excited to provide that opportunity again for 2021!  

If you’re a UCSC student who’s done digital scholarship work this academic year, we invite you to apply to present in our showcase!  Applications to present in the Symposium will now be accepted through May 10th.

Apply here to present at the symposium!

For everyone else, we invite you to come join us and learn about the great work our students are doing on campus!  Our 2021 symposium will be a virtual symposium.  You can register now to receive an email with the Zoom Webinar that you can join any time during the event.   We look forward to seeing you there! 

Register here to attend the symposium!

Happy Spring!

I hope you're enjoying the warmer weather and the sunshine!  We have a lot in store for this Spring, and so I'll keep this greeting portion short.  You'll be able to find information below on our existing workshop schedule, how to request a workshop, our yearly Research Symposium, and a student job opportunity!

Best,
Kristy gd

_______________________________________________

Kristy Golubiewski-Davis, PhD
Director, Digital Scholarship  Department
UCSC University Library
kristy.gd@ucsc.edu

 

Model created by Digital Scholarship Librarian Josh Tuthill

DIGITAL SCHOLARSHIP RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM :
MAY 28TH, 1PM-5PM

2021 marks our 5th year of the Digital Research Symposium hosted by the University Library at UC Santa Cruz.  Each year, the symposium provides an opportunity for students on campus to present the work they’ve done that uses a variety of digital scholarship techniques.  We’re excited to provide that opportunity again for 2021!  

If you’re a UCSC student who’s done digital scholarship work this academic year, we invite you to apply to present in our showcase!  Applications to present in the Symposium will be accepted until April 30.  We will also have an info session you can attend on April 16th to ask any questions about your proposal and the Symposium process before you apply.

Apply here to present at the symposium!

For everyone else, we invite you to come join us and learn about the great work our students are doing on campus!  Our 2021 symposium will be a virtual symposium.  You can register now to receive an email with the Zoom Webinar that you can join any time during the event.   We look forward to seeing you there! 

Register here to attend the symposium!

 

Photo by Wahid Khene on Unsplash

STUDENT WORK OPPORTUNITY!

We have an opening in our Digital Scholarship Student Assistant team!  We're looking for a student to help us with our video editing needs for class support and our in-house projects.  Video editing experience or Video compositing experience is beneficial but not required, as training will be provided.  Students who join our team typically continue to work with us over the course of several years, and we are motivated to hire students from various disciplines who are eager to engage with the variety of work that we support.  Class needs change from quarter to quarter, so training and support needs may vary accordingly.   

 

We aim to support our student workers as valued members of our team by honoring their needs as students and as individuals.  The pace of work can vary throughout the quarter; students who are self-motivated excel when working on internal projects with us.  DSC Assistants are offered 10 hours a week while classes are in session, and Spring 2021 work will be completed remotely.


If this sounds like a role that you're excited to learn more about, or if you know a student who might be interested, please apply through the ER system!  We are hoping to start someone in this role quickly.  We encourage you to email us at digitalscholarship@ucsc.edu if you have any additional questions about the position.
 

Apply for the DSC Assistant position using the UCSC Employee Request System.  The job number is 8261.  The position is listed as both work-study and non work-study: work-study applications are given priority.

 

 

Photo by David Brooke Martin on Unsplash

SPRING 2020 ONLINE WORKSHOPS & WORKSHOPS BY REQUEST!

We have a variety of topics we're prepared to offer for your group!  We welcome groups of students, student clubs, class groups, or any other campus affiliates to request a workshop!

Request a Workshop

Workshops cover a requested topic in a structured manner that may include lecture, hands-on activities, and discussion. They are geared toward groups of 5 or more. If you have a specific digital project related to the topic, we can tailor the workshop to your project. Learn more about the workshops we're prepared to teach on our Workshops By Request page, or Request a Workshop directly through our form!

Not part of a group?  No worries! Send us an email at digitalscholarship@ucsc.edu to let us know you're interested.

Individuals with specific projects or questions are always welcome to book a consultation.

 

Scheduled Workshops & Events

Digital Scholarship Research Symposium Info Session
Friday, April 16th, 2021, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Working Session: Adobe After Effects/Premiere Compositing
Friday, April 30th, 2021, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Digital Research Meetup with Digital Scholarship Librarian Daniel Story
Friday, May 14th, 2021, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Creating Your Presentation for a Symposium
Friday, May 14th, 2021, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Digital Scholarship Research Symposium
Friday, May 28th, 2021, 1:00pm - 5:00pm

 

Photo by Paul Skorupskas on Unsplash

OTHER DIGITAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

What: Center for Archival Research and Training Graduate Fellow Applications 
Program Dates: Summer or Fall Quarter of 2021
Application Deadline: May 10th
Description: We invite applicants to create a proposal for an original scholarly and/or creative project, inspired and informed by archival collections here and elsewhere. Applicants will describe their research and/or creative interests, identify UCSC Special Collections & Archives materials that connect with those interests, and propose a digital project. Materials available online through the UCSC Digital Collections site will be a primary resource, but applicants are also encouraged to use digital collections from other digital collections such as CalisphereDPLANYPL Digital CollectionsEuropeana, etc. Fellows may also choose to explore our physical collections remotely through the facilitation of the CART Archivist, via online communication and snapshots or digital scans. 

Learn more and find information on how to craft your proposal here. 

What: Institute for Liberal Arts Digital Scholarship Call for Proposals
Program Dates: July 26-30, 2021
Application Deadline: April 19, 2021
Description: ILiADS offers a week-long intensive environment for collaborative project teams composed of some mix of researchers, librarians, technologists, and students to build upon established digital pedagogy or scholarship projects and/or launch new ones. To help get a new project started and/or clear hurdles, each team is assigned a Liaison expert to consult on the project and help connect them to other experts. The schedule for the week includes focused team time supplemented by panels and talks designed around the cohort. This allows time for hands-on exploration and open inquiry and allows for the community to drive professional development throughout the week through responsive pop-up sessions and spontaneous collaborations. Over the course of the week, team members will learn more about their own collaboration and how to sustain their project into the future. 

Winter 2021

I'm always amazed at how quickly time both speeds past and can also seem slow as molasses.  We're already past the halfway point of Winter Quarter!  I'm writing to bring two items to your attention.  

First, welcome and congratulations to this year's Undergrad Fellows!  The six students featured below are working on a variety of interesting projects that incorporate digital tools.  We're excited to see what they create!  

Second, we invite you to join us this Friday, February 26th from 1pm-5pm CST for our Board Game event.  We'll have six speakers talk about various aspects of board games including adapting to the pandemic, creating digital versions of board games, and creating online archives.  You can see our talks and speakers below.  The event is open to the public and will be streamed through Zoom.

As always, we look forward to working with you to support your digital scholarship needs.  If you're planning for a Spring quarter class or part of a Student Club that would be interested in a custom workshop for one of the methods we support, we invite you to request a workshop using our form or to reach out to us at digitalscholarship@ucsc.edu.

Best,
Kristy gd

_______________________________________________

Kristy Golubiewski-Davis, PhD
Director, Digital Scholarship  Department
UCSC University Library
kristy.gd@ucsc.edu

 

UNDERGRADUATE FELLOWSHIP

We are proud to announce our 2020-2021 cohort of undergraduate digital research fellows. These six projects represent a diversity of disciplines, subjects, and digital approaches. A big congratulations to each fellow and to the departments and programs they represent.

 

Ira Irvani

I am a fourth year film major at UCSC. My project centers around 1930s Hollywood and the surge of censorship brought on by the Production Code Administration, which shifted the cultural ideas of men, women, and sexuality in America.

Leighton Smith

I am a super senior studying Classics and Literature! The goal of my project is to produce a digitization of the Behistun Monument for future students of Old Persian.

Maya Gonzalez

I am a 4th year student at Cowell College. I have a double-major in History and Jewish Studies. My digital research project builds upon my senior thesis, which explores the intersection of Hollywood political activism and European Jewish exile during World War II.

Maya Matthews

I am a Theater Major and am in my junior year. The focus of my project is determining what elements of the theater have the most significant impact on the environment through digital mapping and addressing potential environmentally sustainable solutions that theatrical designers can implement into their work to reduce this impact.

Saul Villegas

I am a student of Porter College, Senior Class of 2021. My project, The Alternative Present, is a series designed to utilize the idea of Speculative Futures to depict an alternative to our current state of understanding of the world while offering a new view in the present time. The series depicts scenes through an ecocentric versus anthropocentric perspective. Eliminating traces of human conquest and praising nature in all its glory.

Will Bortin

I am a 3rd year Film and Digital Media and Philosophy double major. My project, provisionally entitled "The Dance of the Photo-Composite Collage," is planned to be a web-based interactive experience which will use various forms of media, primarily photo-composite collages, to examine in detail the relationship between an artist and the medium in which they work.

 

FEBRUARY 26, 1-5PM

We are excited to be hosting our annual event to coincide with UCSC's Geek Week, where we talk about one of my favorite geeky topics - board games!  The event is a collaboration between your friendly digital scholarship librarians and UCSC faculty.  This year, the event will include a series of short talks about research and board games in late February. 

Register to attend here.

1:00-1:30
A Public Archive of Japanese Board Game History
Nathan Altice,
Assistant Teaching Professor
Computational Media

1:30-2:00
Adaptation and Playing Apart- How "In-Person" Play Is Responding to the Pandemic
Elizabeth Swensen
Assistant Professor
Art and Design: Games and Playable Media
Digital Art and New Media

2:00-2:30
Problematic Faves: Games and the Black Gaze

A.M. Darke
she/he/sir
Director, The Other Lab
Assistant Professor, Digital Arts and New Media;
Critical Race and Ethnic Studies;
Art & Design: Games and Playable Media

2:30-2:45 - SCHEDULED BREAK  

2:45-3:15
Indie Tabletop RPGs: They Exist, They’re Cheap…and You’ll Love Them

Tad Leckman
Lecturer
Computational Media
Art & Design: Games & Playable Media
Digital Arts and New Media

3:15-3:45
Words, Sentiments, and Games - A textual analysis of board game reviews
Kristina Golubiewski-Davis
Director, Digital Scholarship Department
University Library, UCSC

3:45 - 4:00 - SCHEDULED BREAK  

4:00-5:00
Bridging Mediums: The Design of App-Integrated Board Games

Andrew Fischer
Senior Manager of Digital Development at Fantasy Flight Games

Dear all,

In light of the power outages and fires in Santa Cruz County, we are extending the application deadline for our Undergraduate Fellowship to Thursday, January 21st.  This should still give us time to review the applications on Friday and get back to our applicants by the end of this week.
 
If the winds make the power outages or fires worse, we will re-evaluate the deadline on Thursday.
 
Stay healthy, safe, and sane everyone!
 
Best,
~Kristy gd

Welcome to Winter Quarter!  We're trying something different with our workshops this quarter and will be offering them on an by-request basis.  Check out the information below for more details!  We're excited for the opportunity to provide more flexibility to meet the needs of our students and faculty.  Also included in this newsletter is information about our Undergraduate Fellowship program and our Board Game event.  

If you're teaching a course at UCSC this quarter and would like some support from our Digital Scholarship librarians in the form of class workshops, written tutorials, or peer-peer chat help for the digital scholarship methods we support - please reach out to us at digitalscholarship@ucsc.edu.  We're happy to set up a consultation and see what we can do for you! 

As always, we hope you're staying safe, well, and sane.  

Best,
Kristy gd

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Kristy Golubiewski-Davis, PhD
Director, Digital Scholarship  Department
UCSC University Library
kristy.gd@ucsc.edu

 

UNDERGRADUATE FELLOWSHIP

The Undergraduate Digital Research Fellowship is a two-quarter program for undergraduate students looking to build independent digital research projects. Students are introduced to Digital Scholarship methods and learn digital skills that allow them to build original digital projects. Six undergraduate students will engage with the Digital Humanities—learning digital tools, methodologies, and community practices in order to build a research project of their own design. Participants receive individual mentorship and training to build a project that reflects their own research interests. Each fellow will be paired with a Digital Scholarship Librarian who will help think through the integration of technology and research based on the skill sets involved. At the end of the Spring Quarter, students will present their projects at the Digital Research Symposium.

APPLICATIONS DUE: Jan 19, 2021

Up to 6 fellows will be selected to participate in a two-quarter training and mentorship program meant to launch digitally-focused independent research projects. The fellowship includes:

  • Methodological training combining critical theory, critical making, and creativity
  • Digital skill-building around text analysis, visualization, 3D Animation, Mapping, etc. as needed in order to enable fellows to build a research project of their unique design
  • Ongoing mentorship to support project development by a Digital Scholarship Librarian
  • A $500 award to support the development or public presentation of their work
  • Presentation experience at the Digital Research Symposium

We invite proposals of research projects at any stage of development as long as a clear research agenda is described and supported by a faculty mentor. Students from underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.  

For more information, requirements, and to apply please visit our open call page.

Application Proposals are due Monday January 18, 2021!

Questions? Contact us at digitalscholarship@ucsc.edu.

 

WINTER 2020 ONLINE WORKSHOPS

We're trying something new!  This quarter we have four scheduled working sessions.  We have a variety of topics we're prepared to offer for your group!  Not part of a group?  No worries! Send us an email at digitalscholarship@ucsc.edu to let us know you're interested.

Workshops cover a requested topic in a structured manner that may include lecture, hands-on activities, and discussion. They are geared toward groups of 5 or more. If you have a specific digital project related to the topic, we can tailor the workshop to your project. Learn more about the workshops we're prepared to teach on our Workshops By Request page, or Request a Workshop directly through our form!

Individuals with specific projects or questions are always welcome to book a consultation.

Working Session: Video Editing
Friday, January 22, 2021, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Working Session: Digital Mapping
Friday, January 29, 2021, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Working Session: Adobe After Effects
Friday, February 19, 2021, 1:30pm - 3:00pm

 

HOLD THE DATE - FEBRUARY 29, 1-5PM

 

We are excited to be hosting our annual event to coincide with UCSC's Geek Week, where we talk about one of my favorite geeky topics - board games!  The event is a collaboration between your friendly digital scholarship librarians and UCSC faculty.  This year, the event will include a series of short talks about research and board games in late February.  More details will be available soon!