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Spring 2024 Workshop

Spring 2024 Workshop Schedule

Digitization, Digital Projects, and Copyright Issues

Friday, 2/2, 12:00-1:00 pm

Join us for a discussion about some of the common copyright issues that pop up when digitizing materials or creating digital projects. We’ll have some scenarios to talk through as a group, but feel free to also bring your questions and we’ll try to discuss some of those scenarios as well. If you are new to copyright, you may want to review Copyright Basics (download slides to see notes) in advance of the discussion.

Presenter: Gina Bastone and Colleen Lyon

In Person at PCL Scholars Lab Project Room 6 (2.218)


Interactive Writing in Twine

Friday, 2/9, 12:00-1:00 pm

Twine is an open-source application used to write interactive narratives ranging from fictional adventures to practical decision trees. This workshop will introduce the basics of Twine story creation: creating your first passage of text, linking passages, incorporating HTML and variables, and publishing a Twine project. The session will include a variety of example Twines of different complexity and purpose, and by the end, participants will have their skeleton decision tree that they can expand into a larger text.

Presenter: Megan Gilbert

Zoom Recording


Getting Started with Scalar

Friday, 2/23, 12:00-1:00 pm

Scalar is a free, open-source publishing platform designed for long-form, born-digital, and media-rich digital scholarship. This workshop will give an overview of Scalar and discuss what differentiates it from other content management systems, before demonstrating how to build your Scalar site.

Presenter: Miriyam E. Judd 

Zoom Recording


Introduction to Recogito 

Friday, 3/8, 12:00-1:00 pm

Recogito is an open-source semantic annotation tool that allows you to tag key terms and reveal the relationships between key names, places, and events between multiple documents. Attendees will learn how to create an account, upload documents, and start working on tags and annotations. They will also learn the deeper capabilities of Recogito, such as mapping relationships, working collaboratively on a corpora of documents, and exporting data for use in other DH tools.

Presenter: Miriam Santana and Willem Borkgren

Zoom Recording


Introduction to Optical Character Recognition (OCR)

Friday, 3/22, 12:00-1:00 pm

This workshop introduces the basics of optical character recognition (OCR), which allows for full-text searching and other types of text manipulation of a digitized document. Attendees will learn how to use Google Docs to create a basic machine-readable text from an image file and be introduced to Tesseract for OCR through exercises in Google Colab. This workshop is open to researchers interested in OCR for any language.

It is strongly recommended that attendees: 1) prepare a digitized, highly legible sample image file for trying out the tools, and 2) have a Google account to do the exercises fully and save their work.

Presenter:  Dale J. Correa, Mercedes Morris, Talya Stanke

This workshop will be a hybrid event.

PCL Scholars Lab Data Lab or Zoom Registration 



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