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CRRA/ND Digital Humanities Forum, February 24-25, 2011

Digital Humanities Forum
and Workshops
February 24-25, 2011

sponsored by
Hesburgh Libraries, the Center for Research Computing (CRC), and the
Catholic Research Resources Alliance (CRRA)


Thursday, February 24, 2011
10:30               Optional tours of the Notre Dame campus and libraries (Meet at Eck Center)
11:30               Optional lunch at Legends on the ND campus

Forum draft Agenda                                                Eck Center Auditorium
1-1:30              Welcome, overview, context, and demo of the Catholic portal (Eric Morgan)
1:45 - 2:45       Crivella West
2:45 - 3:15       Break
3:15 - 4:15       Ron Snyder, JSTOR
4:15 - 5:00       Discussion, Q&A
5:00 - ?             Participants are invited to continue the discussion over drinks and/or dinner at Kildare’s Irish Pub, within walking distance of the meeting site.  Shuttles also available.

Friday, February 25, 2011.
with Ron Synder,  JSTOR                             Hesburgh Library, Room 248

Draft Agenda

9:00                Welcome, introductions (Eric Morgan)
9:15                 The first workshop is a "bibliographic instruction" type session where participants will      learn how to use  JSTOR's Data For Research interface (
10:15               Break
10:45               Using  JSTOR datasets.  Intended for computer programmers.  Ron Snyder and will walk participants through the use of the raw datasets extracted from searches.
12:00               Adjourn

About the presenters:
Crivella West ( - Working closely with St. Michael's College of the University of Toronto, Crivella West is applying text mining computing techniques to the Cardinal Newman archives for the purposes of providing enhanced understand of Newman's writings and thought. Representatives from Crivella West will describe and demonstrate these techniques.

Ronald Snyder, JSTOR ( - Snyder is a driving force behind JSTOR's research and development efforts. As a technologist and data miner, he will discuss DfR (Data For Research) which allows one to search JSTOR, illustrate results with charts and graphs, and download resulting datasets for further analysis. Snyder will be discussing Dfr as content discovery tool supporting research generally, and the use of DfR for obtaining datasets, both in bulk form and programatically.

Eric Morgan (University of Notre Dame) – Eric will provide an overview and demo of the Catholic portal. The Catholic portal is a project of the Catholic Research Resources Alliance whose mission is to provide enduring global access to Catholic scholarly materials.

Participants are welcome to come and go at any time!

Refreshments will be served at all events.

Please send your questions about this event or RSVP (not essential but helpful in our planning) to Pat Lawton at [email protected].

We look forward to seeing you in February!

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