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Workshop series on publishing with open source, user-friendly web platforms (Spring 2017)

 

Scalar

Scalar
Designed especially for academics publishing multimedia books or projects.

Omeka

Omeka
Designed to manage and exhibit digital collections. Good when you have a lot of items to showcase.

WordPress

WordPress
Designed for blogging. Also works well as a static website. Easy to learn and has a large user community.

Drupal

Drupal
Powerful and flexible platform for websites, digital projects, and database-driven projects.

 

Digital Publishing Workshops

Whether you are looking to create a companion website for your book or a full-scale digital project, this workshop series is designed to get you up and running with the user-friendly, open source web publishing platforms Scalar, Wordpress, Omeka and Drupal.

  • All platforms are easily managed right through your web browser.
  • No programming or coding knowledge is required.
  • Options for hosting will be covered.
  • Technology workshops will be hands-on; bring a laptop if you can.

This series is designed for faculty, graduate students, and staff in the Humanities and Social Sciences and is open to any member of the UC Berkeley community.

WordPress for Easy and Attractive Websites

Thursday, April 20, 4-5pm

Academic Innovation Studio, Dwinelle Hall 117 (Level D)

Stacy Reardon, Library

In this hands-on workshop, we will learn the basics of creating a WordPress site, a web-based platform good for blogs, scholarly portfolios, and websites. By the end of the workshop, you will know how to post content, embed images and video, customize themes and appearance, and work with plugins.
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Omeka for Digital Collections and Exhibits

Wednesday, April 26, 1:10-2:00pm

D-Lab, 350 Barrows Hall

Stacy Reardon, Library and Emily Vigor, Environmental Design Archives

Omeka is ideal for creating and displaying an online collection or exhibit composed of many digital items. If you have a bunch of digital images, scans, and files around a certain theme or project, and you would like to organize, describe, and showcase these files, Omeka may be a good fit for you. In this hands-on workshop, we will learn how to add and describe items in Omeka, the basics of the Dublin Core metadata schema, and how to create webpages with the Simple Pages plugin.
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Copyright and Fair Use for Digital Projects

Thursday, April 27, 11-12noon

D-Lab, 350 Barrows Hall

Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer, Library

This training will help you navigate the copyright, fair use, and usage rights of including third-party content in your digital project. Whether you seek to embed video from other sources for analysis, post material you scanned from a visit to the archives, add images, upload documents, or more, understanding the basics of copyright and discovering a workflow for answering copyright-related digital scholarship questions will make you more confident in your publication. We will also provide an overview of your intellectual property rights as a creator and ways to license your own work.
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Designing in Drupal

Friday, April 28, 11-12noon

Academic Innovation Studio, Dwinelle Hall 117 (Level D)

Quinn Dombrowski, Research IT

Drupal is a powerful open source content management system that provides a flexible platform for developing web-based digital research projects. This workshop will cover the basics of how Drupal works, how you can create templates for storing your research materials, and how you can organize, display, and analyze those materials. Drupal is a good choice for many kinds of projects, including websites and projects underpinned by a database.
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Scalar for Multimedia Digital Projects

Tuesday, May 2, 5:10-6:00pm

Berkeley Center for New Media Commons, 340 Moffitt

Stacy Reardon, Library

Developed by the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture, Scalar is a web platform designed especially for multimedia digital projects and for multimedia academic texts. Like Wordpress, it is easy to create content, but it is distinguished by multiple ways of navigating through a project, annotation and metadata features, and image and video options. Choose it to develop born digital projects and books, or as a companion site for traditional scholarship. In this hands-on workshop, we’ll learn how to create a Scalar project, create pages and media, add metadata and annotations, and define paths.
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