Digital Scholarship Research Symposium
May 29th, 2020
At UC Santa Cruz, students are engaged in creative, critical research using digital tools and platforms. The Digital Scholarship Research Symposium provides students an opportunity to present their digital projects in a professional setting and to show their project in its functioning form. This allows students to engage in a scholarly setting with their colleagues, faculty, and other academic professionals and receive meaningful feedback about their projects. The event includes opening remarks by Elizabeth Cowell, the Richard L. Press University Librarian Presidential Chair; 3–7 minute lightning talks by UCSC students, and a special lecture and round table events hosted by the DSC.
UCSC Undergraduate, Porter
Introducing photographs of the specimen collection from the Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History to the UCSC campus in an artistic way channels creativity through themes in Art and Natural Science. The Norris Center Archives project centers around highlighting specimens in a visually stimulating way. Using the principles and elements of design, the subjects photographed will be viewed in an exciting contemporary digitized style. In producing this work, the intersectionality of these subjects aimed for students in all majors can be beneficial to the university, its libraries, and collections. Encouraging experimental academic growth and discovery, propelling the arts and sciences as a collective.
Related website: https://www.modernobysaulvillegas.com/norris-center-archives-project
Human Rights investigations Lab, UC Santa Cruz
Research Center for the Americas
Presented by: Angie Valencia, Emma Chaidez-Torres, Monica Estrada, and Yoselyne Cerros
The Human Rights Investigations Lab at UC Santa Cruz launched in Fall 2019 and this is one of the first open source investigations the research team completed. We are students affiliated with the Research Center for the Americas, and we spent seven months conducting this investigation. We embarked on this investigation aspiring to use our open source skills in the pursuit of social justice.
UCSC, Digital Scholarship Libarian
Stories from the Epicenter is a ten episode documentary podcast about the experience and memory of the Loma Prieta Earthquake in Santa Cruz County, California. It is a production of the UCSC University Library in partnership with the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History and Santa Cruz Public Libraries. In this panel, the UCSC team discusses the project, the process of collaborating, and some of the unique opportunities and challenges of working in this particular digital medium. The podcast is planned for release in October 2020.
Environmental Studies, Oakes
Urban Development & Sprawl in Tokyo is my senior thesis project done in completing my degree in Environmental Studies. It is a passion project designed to understand the elements that make up the street networks that serve as a city's skeleton. This study explores Tokyo street networks at a variety of scales through the use of Geographic Information Systems and Google Earth VR Street View.
Graduate Student, Dept. of Film and Digital Media
In this presentation, I will walk the audience through the making of the online Exhibit for Seeds of Something Different. This project, that was developed in the span of two years, serves as a companion to the homonymous book and as a gateway to the University Archives held at McHenry Library.
Related website: https://exhibits.library.ucsc.edu/exhibits/show/seeds/home
The land on which we gather is the unceded territory of the Awaswas-speaking Uypi Tribe. The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, comprised of the descendants of indigenous people taken to missions Santa Cruz and San Juan Bautista during Spanish colonization of the Central Coast, is today working hard to restore traditional stewardship practices on these lands and heal from historical trauma.
The land acknowledgement used at UC Santa Cruz was developed in partnership with the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band Chairman and the Amah Mutsun Relearning Program at the UCSC Arboretum.