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Workshops & Training

Digital Scholarship

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York University Libraries has expertise in many areas related to for research, teaching and learning. We teach workshops, but can also help integrate skills into your existing courses and curriculum.

On-demand training

Enjoy our growing list of self-paced courses and tutorials for learning skills on your own schedule:

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Scheduled workshops and classes

We offer regular workshops and seminars on research methods, software tools, content creation, and more. See the calendar below for upcoming opportunities specific to digital scholarship work.

Co-curricular and curricular integration

In addition to booking a library or digital scholarship skills class, you may want to talk to us about more in-depth library integration in your courses and programs:

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Our areas of expertise

York University librarians and archivists share expertise in a broad range of areas that aren't always reflected in workshops. We would be happy to talk to you about how to incorporate any of these topics into your research, teaching, and learning!

  • Version control with GIT (Software Carpentry)
  • Introduction to the command line (Software Carpentry)
  • Building regular expressions (Software Carpentry)
  • Fundamentals of SQL (Software Carpentry)
  • Planning and project management for digitization projects
  • Digitization and selection fundamentals (i.e. copyright)
  • Metadata for digital collections 
  • Introduction to Omeka for digital collections and exhibits
  • Introduction to Scalar for digital narratives
  • Leveraging and publishing linked open data (including NACO, Wikidata)
  • Working with archival materials for digital collections
  • Pressbooks for Journal Layouts
  • The fundamentals of open textbooks
  • Develop non-linear digital narratives with Scalar
  • Establishing a scholarly journal
  • Getting the most out of Open Journal Systems 3.x
  • Best practices for optimizing accessibility in publishing
  • SSHRC Aid to Scholarly Journals Program
  • Introduction to digital pedagogy: opportunities, strategies, and optimizing your efforts
  • Integrating digital pedagogy into your teaching
  • Digital pedagogy for humanists
  • Digital pedagogy for social scientists
  • Digital pedagogy for scientists
  • Developing a Research Data Management Plan
  • Finding, citing, and publishing data
  • Strategies for data documentation and data organization
  • Data security and data storage
  • Leveraging the scholarly publishing ecosystem to optimize visibility (DOIs, ORCIDs, Google Scholar, etc.)
  • Discoverability for non-textual research outputs
  • Navigating the impact landscape
  • Scholarly profile bootcamp/ How to improve your impact without academia.edu
  • Introduction to Open Refine 
  • Introduction to XPath
  • Basics of working with XML and JSON
  • Introduction to text mining with Voyant
  • Working with web archives
  • Introduction to ArcGIS for non specialists
  • Fundamentals of geolocation
  • Tableau basics for researchers
  • The Google Visualization API
  • SPSS basics for researchers

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Upcoming Workshops


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