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Last year, DLF’s Digital Scholarship Working Group merged with DLF’s eResearch Network to transition to a model for learning and skills development in research data and digital scholarship. The current version of the group uses a mutual aid model to offer peer leaders and the group to create topics of interest for the community and relaunched in the fall as DLF’s Data & Digital Scholarship Working Group.


Join us for our first DLFdds working session of 2021 on Thursday, January 21 at 2pm ET/11 am PT. Read on for information about this month’s speaker and topic, as well as meeting call-in information, below. We look forward to seeing you next week!







Devin C. Becker, Head of Data and Digital Services at the University of Idaho Library and Director of the Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning (CDIL), University of Idaho will be leading a session on Static Web Tools and Digital Humanities Practices. This is a chance to see how static web tools, aligned with a data-first approach, can simplify DH teaching and software practices. A full session description is below.



Confessions of a Static Web Convert

Since 2017, Becker and his colleagues at the University of Idaho Library have been increasingly developing web based tools and projects using static web generators (primary Jekyll) and minimal computing / lib-STATIC methodologies. Their conversion to this style of development has led them to move their library websitedigital collectionsDH projects, and library archives blog to static infrastructures and to invest a great deal of time into the development of Jekyll-based tools to help others build digital collection and oral history projects. This session will detail the ramifications of this conversion, examining both the leaps of faith and core beliefs it required, as well as the accompanying doubts, questions, and existential angst that have also arisen. He'll also pull together some hands-on examples of these static tools in action. 


Topic: DLF Data & Digital Scholarship Working Group January session

Time: Jan 21, 2021 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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