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)”.

3D Printing in the Classroom: Outcomes and Reflections on a Slavic Course Experiment (1/2)

Cross-posted on my personal blog. In a previous post, UVA’s Slavic Librarian, Kathleen Thompson, and Slavic Lecturer, Jill Martiniuk, outlined the early stages of a 3D printing assignment for Yuri Urbanovich’s ‘Understanding Russia: Symbols, Myths, and Archetypes of Identity’ course. Kathleen and Jill now describe the unexpected obstacles and opportunities of this assignment in a two part blog…. Continue reading “3D Printing in the Classroom: Outcomes and Reflections on a Slavic Course Experiment (1/2)”.

Reading Speech: Virginia Woolf, Machine Learning, and the Quotation Mark

[Cross-posted on the my personal blog as well as the WLUDH blog. What follows is a slightly more fleshed out version of what I presented this past week at HASTAC 2016 (complete with my memory-inflected transcript of the Q&A). I gave a bit more context for the project at the event than I do here, so it…. Continue reading “Reading Speech: Virginia Woolf, Machine Learning, and the Quotation Mark”.

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