Teaching & Research w/ Digital Collections (Part 2): Tools and Practices for Engaging Digital Collections Content

Location:  IDRE Portal and Zoom
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

The active engagement of digital primary source collections content can, and often does, go beyond viewing materials on collections websites. For sustained inquiry, a wide variety of tools and platforms have been developed that support in-depth scholarly analysis of high quality, reliably-hosted image-based digital content and enable the creation of public-facing scholarly work products. This workshop is the second in a series about teaching and research with digital collections, which highlights the affordances of IIIF content (for International Image Interoperability Framework) but it does not require prior knowledge or skills from the first workshop. It will focus upon the “interoperable” use of digital materials outside of their original institutional context, in both lightweight, easy-to-use tools for analysis, presentation and annotation (such as Storiiies, Exhibit.so, Mirador, and MISE), and more robust platforms for digital scholarship, such as Scalar.

In this workshop, participants will learn:

  • What are IIIF manifests and image URLs, and how can they be used in IIIF-compatible tools and platforms?
  • How to extract details from image-based content
  • How to import materials as linked content into various platforms
  • How to annotate, caption, and present content in multimedia essays and exhibits

All levels are welcome. This workshop series is a collaboration between the UCLA Digital Library Program and the Office of Advanced Research Computing. Additional leadership provided by UCLA faculty who have been participating in the LMS Design Lab.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you plan to join us in person, here are directions to the Portal: https://sandbox.oarc.ucla.edu/the-visualization-portal.