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Call for Applications: Digital Scholarship Spring 2019 Institute

University of Houston Libraries Digital Research Commons (DRC) invites UH faculty and students to submit an application for the first annual Digital Scholarship Spring Institute. The Institute will be hosted in the DRC and will run during the week of Spring Break (March 11 – March 16, 2019), offering a five-day intensive boot camp.

Participants will attend workshops covering a range of topics and tools common to digital research, and be given opportunities for individual consultations with DRC staff and research librarians, as well as access to software and equipment between the hours of 8am – 5pm every day.

Applicable digital materials will be provided to participants at the beginning of the Institute, giving those involved the resources and competencies required to begin planning and executing a digital scholarship project. Accepted participants should be prepared to commit to being present all day for each of the five days. Lunches, beverages, and snacks will be provided throughout the week.

Project teams are welcome to apply, but please indicate that your project is part of a team effort in the application. Note that each team member will need to submit an individual application, and not all team members are guaranteed acceptance.

Submission deadline: January 28, 2019, 11:59PM
Acceptance notifications will be issued by February 15, 2019.

Criteria: The review committee aims to accept 6-8 applicants for participation in the Institute. Applications will be evaluated based on candidates’ clarity of purpose and intent, and how they hope to benefit from the Institute experience. Preference will be given to applicants who clearly illustrate how the Institute will enhance and further their research ambitions while at University of Houston. The review committee will strive to represent a variety of perspectives, disciplines, backgrounds, and levels of experience in its selection process.

Apply for the Digital Scholarship Institute at UH Libraries

By on December 12th, 2018 in Announcements

Upgrades in Rockwell Pavilion Presentation Equipment

University of Houston Libraries is pleased to announce the installation of a new projector for the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion.

Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion

Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion

Working with partners at MCA Communications, UH Libraries now offers a Panasonic large-venue projector, boasting 12,600 lumens with a laser phosphor lamp. It is twice as powerful as the space’s previous projector, with excellent compensation for ambient light.

In addition to top-quality picture clarity for presentations, the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion has received a full technical upgrade, including new wireless microphones, new HDMI cables, a new podium, and a new control panel.

UH Libraries offers the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion to groups or units that are part of the University or formally affiliated with the University for meetings and events.

Student Song Contest Winners Announced

University of Houston Libraries is pleased to announce the winners of the fall 2018 Song of the Semester contest.

Song of the Semester Fall 2018 Winners

Song of the Semester Fall 2018 Winners.

The first place winner is Yanis Bratlien (@yanisbratlien) with “Girl With The Mint Green Stare.” Listen to the winning track below:

Amanda Pascali (@amandinapascali) won second place with “Shine On Star Boy.”

Shazan Balloul took third place with “Mama.”

Congratulations to the winners and to all those who entered. All entries were recorded in the Hamill Foundation Multimedia Studio at the MD Anderson Library.