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  • Old photo album

    Building Digital Exhibits: A Roundtable Celebrating the Launch of Omeka S at McMaster

    Learn about the variety of uses and possibilities for digital scholarly exhibits with the digital exhibit platform Omeka S. In this roundtable. members of the McMaster community will share some of their experiences working with Omeka in classroom projects, research dissemination, organizing digital collections, and more.

    Find out if Omeka is the right tool for your next classroom or research project!

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  • Books overlaid with image of computer equipment

    Computational Approaches to Text Preparation and Analysis

    Are you interested in textual analysis but unsure about where to start? Join us for an interactive “no experience required” introduction to the fundamental concepts, processes, and methodological approaches for preparing and analyzing text using computational approaches.

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  • Shiny black rocks/gems

    From Info-Glut to Connected Notes: Obsidian and Digital Note-Taking in Academia

    Researchers have long grappled with effective ways to approach note-taking. In this talk, Professor Andy Roddick (Anthropology, McMaster University) proposes a solution: Obsidian, a free multi-platform program that can connect notes in the classroom, in a literature review, and in long-term research.

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  • Portal

    Open Everything!

    The shift towards ‘openness’ has been undeniable and accelerating within the academic landscape over the past decade. From open-source software, to open data, methods, and identifiers, to open access publishing and educational resources, more and more of the scholarly ecosystem can be discovered, reused, remixed, and connected in novel ways. Join us for this panel discussion, where we explain and connect the components of open scholarship while reflecting on the gaps, limitations, and disclaimers of an ‘open everything.’

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  • Bookshelf

    Predatory Publishing: Reducing the Odds of Falling Prey

    Thinking about where to publish? Do you receive random invitations to submit your work for publications? Don’t get caught publishing in a questionable journal! This virtual workshop provides an overview of predatory journals and tips on how to avoid them and predatory conferences.

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  • Coworking space with computers

    Teaching with Digital Tools and Approaches

    From podcasts and video games to coding and data visualizations, digital tools are on the rise in the university classroom—and for good reason. When integrated well, these approaches can facilitate student-centered learning, critical literacy skills, interdisciplinary inquiry, collaboration, and more. Learn how you can integrate digital tools and approaches into your curriculum at this relaxed roundtable conversation with members of the Sherman Centre team.

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  • I Ching and Procedurally generated trees

    The Infinite Game: ChatGPT, Procedural Generation, and Large Language Models

    Since launching in late 2022, ChatGPT has sparked an ongoing, complex conversation about large language models and artificial intelligence. But where does this cutting-edge technology come from? What are its roots–and how can they help us understand today’s software?

    This webinar by John Fink (Digital Scholarship Librarian) explores the history of procedural generation in text and games, from the I-Ching to ChatGPT and beyond. The talk will emphasize current state of the art Large Language Models like ChatGPT, including a demonstration on how to run one on a modest computer and get near-ChatGPT quality output.

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  • Screenshot from Learning In Colour Website. Text reads Anti-Racist Education.

    What is Digital Scholarship?

    Have you ever wanted to learn more about Digital Scholarship? This constantly evolving field includes data analysis and visualization, Digital Humanities, and beyond. Join the conversation by watching the recording of this panel and learn about the many possibilities for those working in Digital Scholarship.

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