Upcoming Events

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Past Events

Workshop

Preparing Data for Publication: Readmes and Documentation

May 12 1:00–1:30 PM

Deeper dive into documenting and describing your data to optimize discovery and reuse. A zoom link will be provided by email.

This event is part of Princeton Research Data Service Discussion Series, Preparing Data for Publication.

To request accommodations for this event, please contact pulcomm@princeton.edu at least 3 working days in advance. 

Workshop

Preparing Data for Publication: Discovery and Reuse

May 13 11:00–11:30 AM

Deeper dive into data discovery and reuse. A zoom link will be provided by email.

This event is part of Princeton Research Data Service Discussion Series, Preparing Data for Publication.

Questions? Contact Neggin Keshavarzian at neggink@princeton.edu.

To request accommodations for this event, please contact pulcomm@princeton.edu at least 3 working days in advance. 

Workshop

Preparing Data for Publication: Generalist and Discipline-specific Repositories - What to Look For

May 13 1:00–1:30 PM

Deeper dive into deciding where to put your data. A zoom link will be provided by email.

This event is part of Princeton Research Data Service Discussion Series, Preparing Data for Publication.

Questions? Contact Neggin Keshavarzian at neggink@princeton.edu.

To request accommodations for this event, please contact pulcomm@princeton.edu at least 3 working days in advance. 

Workshop

Preparing Data for Publication: Citing Data

May 14 11:00–11:30 AM

Deeper dive into how to cite data. A zoom link will be provided by email.

This event is part of Princeton Research Data Service Discussion Series, Preparing Data for Publication.

Questions? Contact Neggin Keshavarzian at neggink@princeton.edu.

To request accommodations for this event, please contact pulcomm@princeton.edu at least 3 working days in advance. 

Working Group

Public Humanities Working Group

May 14 12:00–1:00 PM

The second and final session in the Spring 2020 Public Humanities Working Group series. Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch to this virtual meeting.

Join us for monthly conversations with faculty, graduate students, and staff from across the university to think together about our shared humanistic work and its larger, public implications outside of university life, and to consider more largely the value and relevance of the humanities in our present moment.

To RSVP and receive our common readings, please contact Kate Thorpe, kthorpe@princeton.edu.

Speakers:

Martha A. Sandweiss
Professor of History
Princeton University

Jim Casey
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Center for Digital Humanities
Princeton University

Julia Grummitt
Doctoral Candidate in History
Princeton University

Elena M’Bouroukounda
Master’s Candidate in Architecture
Princeton University

Read about Council working groups here.

RSVP required

Reading Group

Newspaper Navigator: Reimagining Digitized Newspapers with Machine Learning

May 15 11:30–12:30 PM

To register for this event, visit the event listing on the PUL website.

Presented by Ben Lee, a 2020 Innovator-in-Residence at the Library of Congress

Ben writes: The 16-million digitized, historic newspaper pages within Chronicling America, a joint initiative by the Library of Congress and the NEH, represent an incredibly rich resource for a wide range of users. Historians, journalists, genealogists, students, and members of the American public explore the collection regularly via keyword search. But how do we navigate the abundant visual content? Newspaper Navigator is a project that I am currently carrying out while an Innovator-in-Residence at the Library of Congress, in collaboration with Library of Congress Labs, the National Digital Newspaper Program, and my PhD advisor, Professor Daniel Weld, at the University of Washington. Newspaper Navigator consists of two parts. The first is to extract headlines, images, illustrations, maps, comics, and editorial cartoons from millions of newspaper pages by training an image recognition model on thousands of crowdsourced annotations collected by the Library of Congress’s Beyond Words initiative. The second part of Newspaper Navigator is to reimagine how we can navigate this wealth of visual content through an exploratory search interface, enabling users to define queries for concepts of their own choosing (which I refer to as “open faceted search”).

In this talk, I will share my current progress with Newspaper Navigator, including running the visual content recognition pipeline at scale. I will also discuss how this project, including the resulting datasets and search interface, can contribute to both computer science research and research within digital humanities.

Read more about the Newspaper Navigator project.

This event is part of the 2019-20 Collections as Data Discussion Series.

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