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Friday, March 29 • 8:00am - 12:00pm
Workshop: Mapping an Archive: Data, Data, Data LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

  • Jeannine Keefer, Visual Resources Librarian, University of Richmond

  • Justin Madron, GIS Project Manager & Analyst, University of Richmond - Digital Scholarship Lab

$40.00 | Limited to 15 participants. 
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As more faculty and students turn to visual representations and presentations of their research, whether it be for a class or a larger research project, we are tasked with interpreting and setting forth a path to help them carry their vision to reality. We are often left feeling overwhelmed and asking how do I start such a large digital humanities project? This workshop endeavours to present a case study in which a patron presents you with an archive of documents they would like to visualize on a map to answer one or more research questions. You will be guided through questions you should ask, best practices for setting up your data collection, models for employing student labor, and various mapping products that can display your data to a variety of ends (including pure visualization and narrative). Attendees will be expected to bring a laptop. We will focus on platform neutral online mapping programs, but will also discuss open source and desktop client software that is available. Although many tools are available, we will focus on selecting the right one for the project at hand, which includes budget, license, and skill level.

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Visual Resources Association Foundation

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) strives to strengthen the visual resources field by increasing public and professional awareness of visual information management, while advocating for the value of images and visual media in the teaching and learning environment... Read More →

Friday March 29, 2019 8:00am - 12:00pm PDT
California Ballroom C-D, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA