In 1998 with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Columbia University established the Language Resource Center (LRC) to serve both as a hub for new language instruction and as a catalyst to promote the widespread adoption of technology to enhance language teaching and learning.
This workshop is the first part of a hybrid online learning course we are running at the LRC this semester on how to build personal websites. All of the material in the course will be available to complete online while in-person sessions will be held every two weeks for discussion and support. As you build your site, we will examine together what it means to participate in an online course and what the implications are when students use public web tools as part of their class work.
This workshop will cover the basics of both destructive (spine removal) and non-destructive (camera-based) book scanning as well as postprocessing of page images with ScanTailor and finally binding processed images into searchable pdfs. We will be using linux desktops for this workshop and all software used will be free and open source (FOSS). We will also discuss FOSS pdf manipulation and image conversion tools that will enable participants to take existing document scans, eg copy packet pdfs, and re-process them using the same post-processing tools.
Note that this workshop is offered as part of the NYC Digital Humanities Week. In order to ensure that there are enough seats for all participants, RSVP is required. If you would like to attend, just click this link.