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Digital Publishing Workshops for the Fall!

Digital Publishing Workshop Series

Whether you are looking to create a digital book, a companion website for a book, a scholarly portfolio, or a full-scale digital project, this workshop series is designed to get you up and running with the skills and tools you need for successful digital publications. No programming or coding knowledge is required. Technology workshops will be hands-on; bring a laptop if you can.

This semester you can try:

  • Web Platforms for Digital Projects
  • Designing in Drupal
  • WordPress for Easy and Attractive Websites
  • Share Your Scholarship: MLA’s Humanities Commons
  • HTML/CSS Toolkit for Digital Projects

Register at bit.ly/dp-berk

Web Platforms for Digital Projects
Wednesday, September 13th, 4:10-5:00pm
D-Lab, 350 Barrows Hall

How do you go about publishing a digital book, a multimedia project, a digital exhibit, or another kind of digital project? In this workshop, we’ll take a look at use cases for common open-source web platforms WordPress, Drupal, Omeka, and Scalar, and we’ll talk about hosting, storage, and asset management. There will be time for hands-on work in the platform most suited to your needs. No coding experience is necessary. Please bring a laptop if possible.

Designing in Drupal
Thursday, October 19th from 4:10-5:30pm
D-Lab, 350 Barrows Hall

Drupal is a powerful open source content management system that provides a flexible platform for web-based digital research projects, no programming required. If your project involves a database, or complex analytical relationships between texts, objects, and/or images, Drupal offers many options for organizing and displaying that material. In this workshop, you will learn how Drupal works, see examples of Drupal projects, and be guided through the steps to create your own customizable Drupal sandbox site. No coding knowledge is required for this workshop. Please bring a laptop if possible.

WordPress for Easy and Attractive Websites
Wednesday, November 8th, 4:10-5:00pm
D-Lab, 350 Barrows Hall

In this hands-on workshop, we will learn the basics of creating a WordPress site, a web-based platform good for blogs, scholarly portfolios, and websites. By the end of the workshop, you will know how to post content, embed images and video, customize themes and appearance, and work with plugins. Please bring a laptop if possible.

Share Your Scholarship: MLA’s Humanities Commons
Tuesday, November 14th, 4:10-5:00pm
Academic Innovation Studio, Dwinelle Hall 117 (Level D)

Humanities Commons, a new platform developed by the MLA and other humanities organizations, offers a professional alternative to for-profit academic networking sites like Academia.edu. In this workshop, we’ll learn how to make your research available online, develop an academic portfolio, and connect with colleagues at other universities using Humanities Commons. We’ll also touch on eScholarship, the digital repository of the University of California. Please bring a laptop if possible.

HTML/CSS Toolkit for Digital Projects
Tuesday, December 5th, 4:10-5:00pm
D-Lab, 350 Barrows Hall

If you’ve tinkered in WordPress, Google Sites, or other web publishing tools, chances are you’ve wanted more control over the placement and appearance of your content. With a little HTML and CSS under your belt, you’ll know how to edit “under the hood” so you can place an image exactly where you want it, customize the formatting of text, or troubleshoot copy & paste issues. By the end of this workshop, interested learners will be well prepared for a deeper dive into the world of web design. Please bring a laptop if possible.

Spring 2018
In Spring 2018, we’ll also be offering the workshops listed below. Please see bit.ly/dp-berk for details.

  • Digital Scholarly Editions with TEI
  • Scalar for Multimedia Digital Projects
  • Publish Digital Books & Open Educational Resources with Pressbooks
  • Copyright and Fair Use for Digital Projects
  • Omeka for Digital Collections and Exhibits
  • By Design: Graphics & Images Basics
  • The Long Haul: Best Practices for Making Your Digital Project Last

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