Programmatically Building High-level Charts with Bokeh

A couple of months ago, while preparing for the Digital Humanities 2016 conference, I was trying to build a series of charts to visualize data results from some topic modeling I had done. Specifically, I had a data file in which each row was a document and the columns were topic proportions. Reading across any…. Continue reading “Programmatically Building High-level Charts with Bokeh”.

Neatline Implementation Grant

You may have noticed on Twitter or elsewhere that the NEH announced funding for almost 300 humanities projects. Congratulations to all! One of the projects awarded was our Neatline Omeka plugin! We’re really excited by the possibilities that this will open up for this project and the ways that we’re planning on improving it. So…. Continue reading “Neatline Implementation Grant”.

Robocamp 2016

I had the pleasure of spending a week with the folks in the Architecture School learning and playing with their Kuka robot (named Karl, http://www.robotsinarchitecture.org/). This was the first run of a hopefully recurring camp to introduce faculty and staff to the robot arm in the Fab-lab in the A-school. Most of the participants were…. Continue reading “Robocamp 2016”.

Lower the Stakes

I recently received the greatest compliment on my technical training ability that I’ve ever gotten. When the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM) conference was held here at UVA this past May, I led a Neatline workshop for 45 attendees of the conference. For 90 minutes, we worked through the Lab’s…. Continue reading “Lower the Stakes”.

What has Scholars’ Lab been up to? Or, a community of practice, communicating.

Like any active research/development/teaching/service team, the Scholars’ Lab faces a challenge keeping up with each others’ diverse collaborations, and communicating what we do.  Since January, I’ve learned about the Library’s systems of recording interactions with students and faculty, and I’ve encountered various applications that will somehow track our data, but I think we need more…. Continue reading “What has Scholars’ Lab been up to? Or, a community of practice, communicating.”.

What’s the Scholars’ Lab?

Obviously, there are lots of ways to find out what this center is and does, including an exploration of this website. I encourage anyone to see our Charter (not far from here, http://scholarslab.org/about/charter/). But if you want to know how we have been recently identifying ourselves, here’s a go: Within the University of Virginia Library,…. Continue reading “What’s the Scholars’ Lab?”.

Are you our new Managing Director?

We are thrilled to announce an exciting job opportunity on the leadership team here in the Scholars’ Lab. Read on for more details! Are you an innovative leader with a deep research portfolio and strong background in the management of digital humanities projects and practitioners? The University of Virginia Library seeks a Managing Director to…. Continue reading “Are you our new Managing Director?”.

Managing Director

We are so excited to be inviting applications for the position of Managing Director of Scholars’ Lab, in the University of Virginia Library. See posting 0618965 on the UVA HR site jobs.virginia.edu for more details (if need be, go to “Search Postings” link on upper left, enter the posting number). We did slightly reword the…. Continue reading “Managing Director”.

Using DH to Explore Movement and Meaning

**Enjoy this guest post by Kelli Shermeyer, Doctoral candidate in the UVA English department, in which she describes her work with Professor Holly Pickett’s English 380 course at Washington & Lee. This work is supported by ASC grant expanding collaboration between Washington & Lee and the Scholars’ Lab. Cross-posted on the Washington & Lee’s DH blog.**…. Continue reading “Using DH to Explore Movement and Meaning”.

3D Printing in the Classroom: Outcomes and Reflections on a Slavic Course Experiment (2/2)

Cross-Posted on my personal blog.  UVA’s Slavic Librarian, Kathleen Thompson, and Slavic Lecturer, Jill Martiniuk, conclude their two-part evaluation of the 3D printing assignment for Yuri Urbanovich’s ‘Understanding Russia’ course. Considering both student and professor feedback, Kathleen and Jill offer suggestions to continue and improve this interactive assignment for future courses: Since this project was an experiment, some…. Continue reading “3D Printing in the Classroom: Outcomes and Reflections on a Slavic Course Experiment (2/2)”.

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