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Digital Scholarship Commons Workshops – April 2022

We are happy to release our online workshop schedule for this coming month. Currently, you can participate all of our workshops via Zoom only (please note that in May we are planning on moving back to our hybrid face-to-face and online format for maximum flexibility for our learners):

  • Intro to Data Analysis with RStudio
  • Qualitative Data Analysis with NVivo
  • Data Visualization with Tableau
  • Data Analysis with Excel
  • Intermediate Research Statistics with RStudio
  • Infographics with Canva
  • Video Editing with iMovie or Windows Video Editor

To see all of our upcoming workshops, please check out our website.

If you are a UVic professor and would like us to run a workshop just for your class, please contact Rich McCue, and we’ll do our best to work with your class’s schedule, and customize the instruction to best meet the learning objectives of your class and needs of your learners: rmccue@uvic.ca

Wikipedian events: inclusion and accessibility

The ETCL/UVic Libraries Honorary Resident Wikipedian this year is Silvia Gutiérrez De la Torre, the Digital Humanities Librarian at El Colegio de México in Mexico City. Silvia is a fantastic, energetic librarian who is interested in issues related to equity and diversity. She will be giving a couple of talks in October. Please join us if you’re able. Calendar invitations are attached.


Barriers to Diversity in Wikipedia: The Importance of the Worlds We Don’t Know About

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

10:00am – 11:00am

Via Zoom – please register

We’ve seen monolithic narratives in action: they can form parties, they can create countries. However, in a world collapsing from climate change and social inequalities, we need to do better than that. We need to embrace diversity, and in order to care, we ought to learn. Wikipedia, as one of the most visited websites in the world, could be a good place to start. The bad news is it is not quite there yet. The good news is we can do something about it. In this talk, UVic’s Honorary Resident Wikipedian, Silvia Gutiérrez De la Torre, will address barriers to diversity in Wikipedia. This public lecture is sponsored by UVic Libraries and the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab.

Web Accessibility Workshop and Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Thursday, October 22, 2020

10:00am – 12:00pm

Via Zoom – please register


Authoring Effective Alternative Text Descriptions (10-11): Adam Wilton and Jennifer Jesso from the Accessibility Resource Centre BC will offer this free workshop for anyone who would like to create more accessible web content. Learn how to author and use alt-text descriptions effectively to ensure that your web content is available to all researchers, including those who are using screen readers and other forms of access technology.

Wikipedia Accessibility Edit-a-thon (11-12): Learn how to edit Wikipedia’s image database in this free workshop with UVic’s Honorary Resident Wikipedian, Silvia Gutiérrez De la Torre, and UVic’s Digital Scholarship Librarian, Matt Huculak. This accessibility edit-a-thon will walk you through the process of creating an account, uploading your images, and creating alt-tags and image descriptions to help make Wikipedia more usable for all humans.

Upcoming Workshop: Distinguish Yourself – ORCID IDs Across Disciplines

“ORCID’s vision is a world where all who participate in research, scholarship, and innovation are uniquely identified and connected to their contributions across disciplines, borders, and time.”

Join us for a brown bag lunch session Oct. 23-30 in the McPherson Library


What’s in it for you?

  • Own a unique, secure, and free identifier to promote your research
  • Gather all your publications and awards in one place
  • Prepare yourself for upcoming funding agency and major publication requirements
  • Participate in an open and widely adopted standard.

At this workshop you will:

  • Create an ORCID account
  • Populate your works from a variety of databases
  • Make your works public
  • Collaborate with colleagues around the world

More information about ORCID:

Pathways to Scholarship Workshop Series

January 6, 2020

The Pathways to Scholarship Series was created to provide institutional and mentoring support to promote the academic success of our scholars (particularly, but not exclusively, students, early career faculty, and post-docs). The program begins with the following three lunch time workshops:

Time: 12:00-1:00 pm

1. Preparing to publish

o Identifying the right journal

Date: January 22, 2020,
Where: Library, Room 219

o Deceptive publishing

Date: February 6, 2020,
Where: Library, 3rd floor, Digital Scholarship Commons

o Navigating your publication agreement

Date: February 26, 2020,
Where: Library, 3rd floor, Digital Scholarship Commons

To request this workshop for a class or other group, please send an email to libraryworkshops@uvic.ca or fill out the workshop request form located at https://libguides.uvic.ca/instruction.