Friday, January 15, 2016

Tech Talks Coming February 10: Call for Speakers

Tech Talks: An Evening of Digital Humanities and MakerSpace Lightning Talks

Date: February 10
Time: 5:30-6:30pm
Location: UC Theater

Call for speakers deadline: January 29
Sign up here!

Hunter Library and the Technology Commons are seeking speakers for 7-minute lightning talks on the topics of Digital Humanities, digital scholarship, and the Maker movement. This is a fun, informal event for the WCU community to share and learn from each other. Let’s spark innovation and collaboration on campus!

Not sure what to talk about? How about…

  • Map making in the classroom
  • Using microcontrollers to collect data
  • Creating digital exhibits
  • Recording and editing podcasts
  • Making infographics and data visualizations
  • Other projects that use digital tools or embrace the maker/DIY ethic

What’s a lightning talk? It’s short (less than 7 minutes), the slides are done
Pecha Kucha style (20 slides, shown for 20 seconds each), and feature mostly images (as few words as possible).

Learn more about digital humanities
Learn more about making at WCU

Questions? Contact Elizabeth Skene, Digital Initiatives Librarian,

Thursday, January 07, 2016

New Resource: SAGE Research Methods

SAGE Research Methods

SAGE Research Methods is a research methods tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects. SAGE Research Methods links over 175,000 pages of SAGE’s renowned book, journal and reference content with truly advanced search and discovery tools. Researchers can explore methods concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings. Since SAGE Research Methods focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across the social sciences, health sciences, and more.

With SAGE Research Methods, researchers can explore their chosen method across the depth and breadth of content, expanding or refining their search as needed; read online, print, or email full-text content; utilize suggested related methods and links to related authors from SAGE Research Methods' robust library and unique features; and even share their own collections of content through Methods Lists. SAGE Research Methods contains content from over 720 books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks, the entire “Little Green Book,” and "Little Blue Book” series, two Major Works collating a selection of journal articles, and specially commissioned videos.

For Tips and Tutorials, please click here