Citation Management Tools
Reading Time: < 1 minute Citation tools, which you might see referred to as “citation management tools”, help researchers by managing, organizing, and formatting references for research projects. The University of South Florida Libraries supports three of these tools, including Endnote, Mendeley, and Zotero.
Reading Time: 2 minutes After digitizing resources, libraries face another obstacle when it comes to making resources readily available to researchers, and that is the obstacle of discoverability. Transkribus can help make handwritten text fully searchable.
Open Source Tools for Exhibit Building
Reading Time: 3 minutes As we all navigate through a world with more online meetings, learning, and events than ever before, finding a way to express our thoughts visually has presented new challenges and opportunities. There are a lot of exciting ways to incorporate exhibits and webpages into your classes or Digital Humanities projects, whether you’re using your own photos, items from Digital Collections, or research collected during your last visit to Special Collections. USF Libraries subscribes to two of the leading platforms for creating exhibit content, Omeka and ArcGIS StoryMaps. Below, we’ll introduce both of those platforms along with other open source and subscription-based platforms available to USF students.
Media and Copyright in the Classroom
Reading Time: < 1 minute Incorporating media into online classes should be simple, right? Barbara Lewis and LeEtta Schmidt, USF Libraries’ Digital Learning Librarian and Copyright and Intellectual Property Librarian, made an open presentation to address these questions and help USF faculty move their courses and instructional activities online.
Emaze for presentations
Reading Time: 3 minutes In this Digital Dialogs Tools of the Trade post, we’re going to talk about a different kind of online tool: eMaze (https://emaze.com). Emaze is an online tool for creating presentations, websites, blogs, photo albums, and e-cards. This post will concentrate on presentations …Continue Reading
Digital Learning Objects & Tools to Supplement Instruction
Reading Time: < 1 minute Students and instructors may feel hard pressed to locate resources to replicate the learning experiences of physical classrooms as classes and course work move to an online environment. The USF Libraries has created a guide to capture these resources and provide instructors an access point to curated collections of digital learning objects and tools.
Reading Time: 3 minutes *post by Barbara Lewis and LeEtta Schmidt Mind and concept mapping are processes by which ideas, knowledge, and problems are visually documented and organized. While there are differences between mind maps (single topic, center-out hierarchical structure, documenting ideas/brainstorming) and concepts maps (complex …Continue Reading
Evaluating and picking the right tool to help your research
Reading Time: 2 minutes Your copyright librarian here. While I find all aspects of copyright fascinating, of particular interest to me is how authors, writers, composers, etc., feel about copyright and the idea of intellectual property. I’ve been gathering massive amounts of information on this topic …Continue Reading
Tools Intro – Tiki-Toki
Reading Time: 2 minutes Digital storytelling, text analysis, data visualization, online exhibits, web scraping, etc. All of these are some of the ways in which digital humanists, digital social scientists, digital scientists – let’s just call them digital-ists – collect, process, analysis, and disseminate their research. …Continue Reading
Reading Time: 3 minutes Voyant Tools is a web-based text reading and analysis platform designed to help scholars and students with both macroscopic and microscopic analysis of textual works. It was designed by Stefan Sinclair (McGill University) and Geoffrey Rockwell (University of Alberta) and is open-source …Continue Reading