The CT Digital Scholarship Exchange

The Connecticut Digital Scholarship Exchange is a collaborative program hosted by Connecticut College and Trinity College. Designed to create opportunities for faculty to learn about digital scholarship, both institutions will host workshops, tours, and other events to introduce interested faculty, students, and staff to different digital scholarship approaches and discuss core competencies in project management and sustainability. A full slate of events will be announced in this continually updated space throughout the academic year 2023-2024.

External faculty, students, and staff to both institutions are welcome. Both institutions hope the exchange will foster a vibrant digital scholarship community in Connecticut. Co-directors of the project include:

Mary Mahoney, Digital Scholarship Strategist
Trinity College
[email protected]

Lyndsay Bratton, Assistant Director for Digital Scholarship
Connecticut College
[email protected]

Spring Workshop Schedule 2024

Love Data Week: ChatGPT4 for Data Analysis (Connecticut College) 

Monday, February 12th,  1:15-2:15 PM | Zoom 

Open to faculty, staff, and students
This workshop will explore the capabilities of ChatGPT4’s Advanced Data Analysis features from reading and describing datasets to generating advanced data visualization and regression analyses. Whether you’re a researcher or just curious about this AI tool, this session will provide a useful introduction to harnessing the power of ChatGPT4 for your data tasks.  

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Love Data Week: Finding and Using ICPSR Data (Connecticut College)

Thursday, February 15 , 1:15-2:15 PM | Zoom 

Open to faculty, staff, and students

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is the world’s largest archive of digital social science data. This session will focus on how to find and access available data via the ICPSR website,with simple instructions for setting up an account, and searching for and accessing datasets.  

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Art+Feminism CT

Thursday, March 7th, 12:15-2:15 PM |  the Alden Trust Computing Lab B02 (on Level B) in the Raether Library and Information Technology Center. | Remote participation available

Art+Feminism is a national campaign that aims to introduce volunteers to editing Wikipedia while increasing the representation of women and non-binary artists on Wikipedia. Learn more about art+feminism and the event on our event site. Instructions for remote participation are available along with a link to register for in-person participation: 

Reimagine Research with AI

Thursday, March 21st, 4:15-5:15 PM | Zoom

Presented by Amy Harrell and Susan Chatham

Are Google Scholar and JSTOR becoming passe? Explore AI’s impact on library and literature research processes. This presentation will review current AI search engines and discuss their benefits and shortcomings.

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Spatial Storytelling and Digital Assignments using ArcGIS Online

Wednesday, April 24th, 4:15-5:15 PM | Zoom

Presented by Cheryl Cape

Trinity College faculty have been incorporating the use of the new ArcGIS Online mapping platform in a wide variety of class digital assignments and projects over the past few years. Learn how faculty have integrated geospatial elements into their digital course assignments by having students create individual and group story maps or analyze key concepts using advanced spatial data visualization. This dynamic and rapidly evolving tool allows students to generate immersive and impactful results that can easily be shared with a wider audience.

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Fall Workshop Schedule 2023


An Intro to ICPSR using the Open Flint Data Collection (Connecticut College)

Thursday, September 28, 4:15 – 5:15 pm | Zoom

Presenter: Lori Looney

Representatives from ICPSR, a data archive of more than 250,000 files of research in the social and behavioral sciences, will demonstrate how to access data using their Open Flint Data collection. (Open to students, faculty and staff)

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Light-weight Text Analysis with Voyant Tools (Connecticut College)

Thursday, October 5, 1:30 – 2:30 pm | Davis Lab or Zoom

Presenter: Andrew Lopez

Voyant Tools is an open source, web-based application for lightweight text analysis. It functions as a one-stop shop, offering an easy to use interface that processes text in seconds, organizing it into a series of interactive lists, charts, graphs, and networks. The application allows users to play with the resulting visualizations, to explore the text from different angles, such as word clouds, term frequency lists, frequency distribution plots, and keyword in context. With no background knowledge or skills necessary, Voyant Tools is conducive to incorporating text analysis activities into the undergraduate classroom to facilitate reading and interpretive practices. This workshop offers a hands-on tour of the web-based application using pre-established textual corpora.

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Introduction to Podcasting (Trinity College)  

Thursday, October 19th,  4:15-5:15 PM | Zoom

Presenter: Mary Mahoney, Digital Scholarship Strategist, Trinity College

Podcasting is an increasingly popular means of communication. On average, millions of podcast listeners consume multiple podcast episodes every week. According to Spotify, there are over 5 million podcasts from which to choose. Podcasting allows creators to craft content in multiple formats (documentary, narrative, interview, reported, conversational, fictional, etc.) and push it out freely to the public. With the benefit of free software and tools, aspiring podcasters can get up and running with little training or effort. This workshop will introduce participants to podcasting and explore the steps required to take an idea from concept to creation. No prior experience required. Attendees will leave the workshop with an understanding of the podcast production process and recommendations for software and tools to support their work. Follow up consultations on designing podcasting assignments or incorporating it into research projects will also be available.

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Research Data Storage and Management (Connecticut College)

Wednesday, Nov. 8th, 1:15 – 2:15 | Zoom

Presenters: Lori Looney, Lyndsay Bratton

Do you find yourself struggling to organize and manage all your different files related to your research and scholarship? We will offer strategies for storing, managing, and sharing different types of research data. We will also introduce Kaltura Media Space and Scrivener.

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How to Build Accessibility into your Digital Project (Trinity College) 

Thursday, December 7th 4:15-5:15 PM | Zoom

Presenter: Joelle Thomas 

This workshop will cover the basics of web accessibility and user-centric design and introduce techniques for evaluating the accessibility of your digital projects.

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