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  • Vassar GIS Day 2021

    On November 17, 2021, Vassar College Earth Science and Geography Department and Hudson Valley Mappers (the Vassar College-based chapter of Youth Mappers) hosted an online GIS Day event featuring student, faculty, and staff speakers from various departments across campus including Environmental Studies, the Environmental Cooperative at Vassar Barns, Hudson Valley Mappers, Library Digital Scholarship & Technology Services, and Academic Computing Services. Presentations spanned a wide variety of topics, including: Spatial analysis of data from wildlife camera traps at Hubbard Brook experimental forest Local pollinator pathways and heat Island mapping projects Local tree canopy analysis and environmental justice mapping and other Hudson Valley Mappers projects Mapping tools for websites you can…

  • Campus Resources for Building Websites

    Need a website? Before you pay for hosting and support off-campus, let’s review the resources you have available to you as a member of the Vassar Community. We’ll provide an overview of Google Sites, pages.vassar.edu, and our new resource : vassarspaces.net – where we empower users to become sys admins and install their own apps (WordPress, Scalar, Omeka and more!). Led by Baynard Bailey of Academic Computing Services and Nicole Scalessa of Digital Scholarship and Technology Services.

  • Brief Guide to Data Management Planning

    UPDATE (2022-04-21): Vassar College is now a member of dmptool.org! Using your Vassar email you can login via SSO to your own dashboard to create DMP’s! The DMPTool is a free, open-source, online application that helps researchers create data management plans. The tool provides a click-through wizard for creating a DMP that complies with funder requirements. It also has direct links to funder websites, help text for answering questions, and data management best practices resources. ____ So, you are ready to start writing a grant and need a DMP? This brief guide will help you get started.  Please note that, most times, a data management plan is project specific; many…

  • How to Sew a Face Mask

    In lieu of the previously scheduled Introduction to Sewing classes, here is an instructional video on how to sew a face mask. In the spirit of many crisis of the past, the makers of the world feel compelled to help. In the face of World War knitters (learn more) made service people socks, scarves, and sweaters with the guidance of the Red Cross.  Today, we are called upon to make masks in the face of Covid-19. If you have any questions or would like assistance via zoom please contact me at nscalessa@vassar.edu.     https://youtu.be/mqgYo4bjzKs PATTERN & GUIDELINES: This tutorial uses the adult pattern with an added 1/4 seam allowance, available at…

  • ArcGIS Pro Workshop

    We had  sixteen people in the room, Neil, Marianne and myself. Two faculty, one community member (Emily who is a town planner), and twelve students and one administrator (from admissions).   ~Baynard BaileySenior Academic Computing Consultant

  • Hypothes.is

    If you would like to schedule a Hypothes.is workshop for your class or intensive, even a personal tutorial, please contact nscalessa@vassar.edu Want to get started today? Visit the Hypothes.is LibGuide here:  https://library.vassar.edu/hypothesis “Writing in the margins has always been an essential activity for students. Annotation helps in reading comprehension and in developing critical thinking about course materials. Hypothesis enables students to continue this essential activity with online readings.” ~ Source: https://web.hypothes.is/education/

  • Zotero

    Zotero groups provide the opportunity for students and faculty to collaborate remotely to build custom bibliographies. These web-based bibliographies can be used in classroom instruction, community engagement activities, and much more.  If you would like to schedule a Zotero workshop for your class or intensive, even a personal tutorial, please contact nscalessa@vassar.edu Want to get started today? Visit the Zotero LibGuide here:  https://library.vassar.edu/zotero_howto

  • Encountering Digital Humanities in the Liberal Arts

    On March 7, 2017 the “Encountering Digital Humanities in the Liberal Arts” day-long colloquium was held to explore digital methods, techniques, and ideas that are core to a liberal arts education.  This event included a keynote, panels, presentations, and more!   Visit the event website here: https://pages.vassar.edu/dh-colloquium/

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