As part of the DH@CC 2015 Summer Institute topical and thematic presentations were complimented by a number of demonstrations of tools used in the production of Digital Humanities projects. This collection features five tools presented by four digital humanists.
Warren Roberts: Intro to GIS via Story Mapping
Warren defines the field and explores Esri, a platform that provides users with ready-to-use mapping application templates. The talk in this video focuses largely on defining and providing examples of Story Mapping, a type of narrative mapping project which uses spatial analysis to develop dynamic applications that feature maps, data sets, video, text, and other digital mediums.
ArcGIS: Step by Step Demonstration
Warren’s step-by-step demonstration of the ArcGIS mapping platform which was built by the Esri company. This video walks first time users through ArcGIS’s uses and provides basic instructions for producing a journal style storymap using either a free, public ArcGIS account, or an organizational account.
Curtis Fletcher: Scalar Basics
This video covers the role that Scalar plays in academic publishing, and an introduction to using the Scalar platform. Specific features covered by this video include creating pages, using the Wysiwyg content editor, organizing project features via pathways, and tagging.
Ashley Sanders: A Rendezvous with Omeka
This video covers Omeka uses, examples, and basic features.
Sean Bjurstrom: Data Visualization
In this video Sean defines data visualization, its uses, and exemplifies how it can be used in DH projects. The talk in this video also focuses on best practices for producing data visualization and what pitfalls to avoid.
The 2015 Summer Institute qas generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Filmed at The Honnold Mudd Library in Claremont, CA. in June, 2015.
Video and post production provided by AJ Strout.