Fall 2020 Co-Working

Fall 2020 Co-Working

We can’t gather physically in the Library this semester, but we can still come together to learn from, teach, and support each other.

During the Fall 2020 semester, we are excited to invite you to:

Online Co-Working Hours

For Digital Humanities & Digital Qualitative Social Sciences
Fridays 2-4 pm
Starting September 11, 2020
For a Zoom link, send a request or join the DH mailing list.

Co-working -- What is it?

A time set aside for you to work on -- and find support for – digital forms of scholarship that may include:

  • Designing digital exhibits or digital publications
  • Making maps
  • Getting started with computational text analysis
  • Experimenting with network analysis
  • Designing databases
  • Finding or preparing data with Optical Character Recognition (OCR), APIs, webscraping or other methods. (Words are data too!)
  • Troubleshooting or remixing Python or R code for any of the above tasks. 

It can be hard to find time to make progress on digital projects. Through co-working, we will offer each other structure, community, and space to focus on new forms of scholarship and developing new skills..

What will a Session Look Like?

Well, OK, this is experimental, so we are going to try some things and adjust as needed. But for starters, the session will follow this format:

  1. A quick round of introductions and (totally optional!) intention-setting. Say your name and area of DH interest. If you want to, say what you plan to work on during the session, and if there’s anything particular you’re looking for help with. 
  2. If there are two or more folks working on something similar who would like to talk with each other, we’ll send them to a breakout room. Similarly, if anyone has questions and wants to talk briefly with me or another Library staffer in attendance, we can go to a breakout room. (For longer consultations, or if you need help from a library staffer not in attendance that day, we can set up a separate appointment.) 
  3. Everyone works on their stuff! Turn the camera on or off as you wish, make yourself comfortable.
  4. At the one-hour mark, quick check for questions that have may have come up. 
  5. At the end of the session, optional final comments, wave goodbye, and see you next week. 

As the semester goes on, we may find interest in particular topics and spin off workshops or interest groups.

Who Is Invited?

Any Cornell faculty, staff, or student with a digital project or digital learning underway from the humanities or qualitative social sciences.