Webinar to discuss supports for Brock researchers using emerging technologies

Digital data analysis, visualization and computation are being used more frequently among academics in their teaching and research. 

An upcoming webinar offered through Brock University’s Building Better Research series will discuss digital scholarship, its technologies and tools, and the services and resources offered through the Brock Library Digital Scholarship Lab.  

“Digital scholarship describes the use of novel technologies and methods in teaching and research,” said Tim Ribaric, Digital Scholarship Librarian, who will present Digital Scholarship Services @ Brock Library on Thursday, Nov. 10 at noon. 

“Often, this results in interesting new outputs that are different from traditional papers,” he said. “The ubiquity of new digital tools means there are many different options available for presenting research. This session will look at a few options the Digital Scholarship Lab offers to help investigate this.” 

Among other topics, Ribaric will discuss high-performance computing, dataset creation and visualization, and creating online exhibits of digitized materials, which are all becoming more accessible in today’s information-rich landscape. 

“Scholars and researchers have been developing a slew of open-source tools that provide low barriers of entry to the emergent world of digital scholarship,” said Ribaric. “Disciplines that have not traditionally used digital scholarship, such as humanities and social sciences, can more easily access and embrace these new methodologies to advance teaching and research.” 

Brock faculty and researchers interested in attending Thursday’s webinar can register via ExperienceBU. 

Building Better Research is a professional development workshop series offered jointly by the Brock University Library and the Office of Research Services to enhance research efforts at the University. 

Upcoming sessions are listed on the Building Better Research web page. 

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