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Digital Scholarship Events, Projects, and Working Groups


Encoding Cultural Heritage at Scale

A symposium on May 2-3, 2019 sponsored by Vanderbilt University Libraries, the Center for Digital Humanities, and the Cultural Heritage Research Cluster to explore the digital encoding of cultural heritage literature.

Alison Macrina

Internet Privacy: Skills for Encrypting your Online Activity

The Libraries invite you to a lecture on March 14th by Alison Macrina, Founder & Executive Director of the Library Freedom Institute, as well as a workshop dedicated to protecting your internet privacy.

Digital Exhibits

Digital Exhibits

Digital and Open collections of Vanderbilt's unique holdings.

Open Access Publishing

Open Access Publishing

Support and infrastructure for new and open publications.


Spring Workshop Series and Boot Camps

Explore tools and practices to manage, analyze and share your research digitally and openly. Fridays, 11:10-12:00 Central 418a


Institutional Repository

Library-supported infrastructure to promote and expand access to the intellectual output of the University.

R RStudio

R and RStudio Working Group

Returning Fall 2019! Gain knowledge of the R Programming language. All skill levels and programming backgrounds welcome. Schedule Varies.


Python Working Group

Do you have a project where a Python script would help you get the job done? Each week during the first hour, this working group will help beginners get started with Python. The second hour is a drop-in session where participants can figure out how to solve their own problems by leveraging the many available Python packages.


Linked Data Working Group

Explore linked data basics and real applications. Mondays, 12:20-1:00, EBL training room.



GIS Working Group

Using traditional ArcGIS and opensource software like QGIS and R, this working group will explore various GIS methods and techniques.  Through a few introductory lessons using these software packages, the group will take on more challenging concepts. 







XQuery Working Group

Learn how to encode, query, and analyze digital texts.Fridays, 2:00-3:00, Digital Humanities Center.

Remote Sensing

Remote Sensing Working Group

Do you have a project that could benefit from using satellite or aerial imagery?  What about LiDAR, Radar, drone or hyperspectral imagery?  Have you ever been curious about what Remote Sensing is or how you can apply it to your work?  The group will take on different topics in remote sensing each week along with how to obtain data.