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By Alissa Elegant One of the delights of watching dance is the “live-ness” of the dancers in front of you.  They are living and breathing, even sweating. There is no digital screen...

The post Choreographing Digital Bodies appeared first on Digital Scholarship Center.

Temple Digital Scholarship Center
December 12, 2018

By Nicole Lemire Garlic As the world’s most utilized platform for video sharing, YouTube houses a wealth of culturally-relevant data that researchers and academics are only beginning to explore. Over one billion...

The post How to Scrape and Analyze YouTube Data: Prototyping a Digital Project on Immigration Discourse appeared first on Digital Scholarship Center...

Temple Digital Scholarship Center
December 12, 2018

“Fall in love with your users” – Paul-Jervis Heath

When Paul-Jervis Heath told the story of how pot plants improved occupancy rates at the Cambridge University libraries, the non-Brits at last week’s Library Assessment Conference were a bit confused. We would describe these as “potted plants.” We all laughed, then Heath went on with his story:  In testing various seating arrangements in the library’s reading room, the design team learned that plants placed in the center of each table provided a psychological sense of privacy,...

Assessment on the Ground
December 11, 2018

Thanks to those of you who attended and participated in our Beyond the Page public programming series this semester. We are grateful for the opportunity to share in these learning experiences, and we hope to see you again in the spring as continue to explore Access & Opportunity! In the meantime, enjoy this look back at moments from our fall lineup of lectures, workshops, performances, and more.

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Programs & Events
December 10, 2018

This week in North Philly Notes, we encourage you to attend our annual holiday sale from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm December 5-7 in the Diamond Club lobby, 1913 N. Broad Street, at Temple University.

Ray Didinger will sign copies of The Eagles Encyclopedia: Champions Edition, at 12:00 pm December 7. 

And if you can’t make it, our books are...

North Philly Notes
December 5, 2018

Last week two dozen library staff members took time out of busy schedules to participate in the Assessment Community of Practice. The session was structured a little differently (always experimenting here!) with small round tables, mixed department seating, and facilitators at each table (thanks, Steven Bell, Olivia Castello, Lauri Fennell, Cynthia Schwarz, and Jackie Sipes). The facilitators did a great job of encouraging participation from everyone, bring together the rich kind discussion that cross-functional groups can bring to bear on a challenge. 

While we started with a...

Assessment on the Ground
December 3, 2018
Spanish Treasury in Peru Account Book, 1571. Spanish Treasury in Peru Account Book, 1571. (SPC) MSS BH 056 COCH.

As part of the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL...

History News
November 30, 2018

You can now create an account in Refworks using your institutional login (TU AccessNet). If you already have a Refworks account, you can associate it with your institutional account.

Creating a new account: https://refworks.proquest.com/

  • Choose Temple University, login using your AccessNet, provide email and name, and Voila! You’ve got an account!

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Human Sciences
November 29, 2018

By Bethany Farrell As art historians it is built into our DNA to prize the beautiful, but as I continue to integrate digital analytic tools into my research I am choosing to...

The post Bless This Mess: The Problem of Aesthetics in Digital Art History appeared first on Digital Scholarship Center.

Temple Digital Scholarship Center
November 28, 2018

This week in North Philly Notes, David Grzybowski, author of Mr. All-Around, writes about why he wrote about Tom Gola.

“History stands on the legacies of others.”

That’s what La Salle University archivist, Brother Joe Grabenstein told me during my senior year at La Salle University in 2013. With the help of Brother Joe, I had the opportunity to exclusively interview Tom Gola in February of 2013, a month before the Atlantic 10 tournament in Brooklyn, New York. I didn’t know it at the...

North Philly Notes
November 28, 2018

By Gary Scales In this blog post I demonstrate a quick and simple method of generating a ‘normalized bivariate choropleth’ map.  While cartographers wisely caution against simple and inflexible techniques (and I...

The post Simple Methods for Advanced Maps in QGIS appeared first on Digital Scholarship Center.

Temple Digital Scholarship Center
November 26, 2018

This week in North Philly Notes, we present the table of contents for the new issue of Temple University Press’s journal, Kalfou, edited by George Lipsitz, as well as some links to sample articles from previous editions of the journal.

Please recommend to your library! • To subscribe: click here  

VOLUME 5, ISSUE 2 • FALL 2018

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North Philly Notes
November 21, 2018

It’s University Press Week and the Blog Tour is back! This year’s theme is #TurnItUP. Today’s theme is Science

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North Philly Notes
November 16, 2018

It’s University Press Week and the Blog Tour is back! This year’s theme is #TurnItUP. Today’s theme is History

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North Philly Notes
November 15, 2018
Temple University founder, Russell H. Conwell’s speech, Acres of Diamondsoffers a multitude of lessons about the rewards of work, education, and finding the riches of life in one’s own back yard.

At Temple University Press, our books that are connected to the university in some way represent the riches in our back yard. Here is a sampling of our favorite titles about Temple, by Temple professors, or by Temple graduates.

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North Philly Notes
November 13, 2018

It’s University Press Week and the Blog Tour is back! This year’s theme is #TurnItUP. Today’s theme is Politics...

North Philly Notes
November 13, 2018

It’s University Press Week and the Blog Tour is back! This year’s theme is #TurnItUP. Today’s theme is Arts and Culture

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North Philly Notes
November 12, 2018

Medieval Collections: Music Leaves

Antiphonary leaf, circa 16th century. Antiphonary...
History News
November 9, 2018

By Ania Korsunska No doubt you know from your own experience, misinformation about scientific studies is abundant and often these types of stories spread like wildfire throughout social media and other networks....

The post Viral Networks: Does Misinformation Spread like a Virus? appeared first on Digital Scholarship Center.

Temple Digital Scholarship Center
November 7, 2018

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