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Monday, September 12, 2016

Digital Scholarship: Resources and Open Discussion



Presented by WMU University Libraries and the W.E. Upjohn Center for the Study of Geographical Change

Thursday, September 15, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.


WMU Libraries and the Upjohn Center for the Study of Geographical Change (UCSGC) have digitization and referencing resources that support research, teaching, and learning. If you are interested in digitization, digital scholarship, georeferencing of humanities data, and the like, please join us at the Upjohn Center on Sept. 15 from 10:30-12:00. The aim is to reach out to faculty and students, determine their needs and requirements, and engage them in the uses and benefits of digitization and GIS/georefencing in their field. A draft proposal of a 3-credit Geospatial Scholarship course, proposed to be taught jointly between the University Libraries and the Department of Geography beginning Fall 2017, will be submitted to participants for review and comment. Some anticipated results of this discussion are: 1) understanding of digitization curriculum needs, resources and interest; 2) compilation of a list of current and pending digitization projects on campus; 3) organization of a digitization project wish-list for pursuing external funding or training interns and students. 

This discussion will take place as part of the Upjohn Center's monthly open house schedule. The Upjohn Center (1000 Welborn) will be open to the public from 10:00 to 2:00. Participants may tour the imaging laboratory, request scanning quotes, sample our IMIA award-winning products, consider seamless fieldwork baselayers, schedule demos, GIS-tech talks and other events.