Digital Scholarship Services - DSS

Supports projects and activities for creating, disseminating and preserving digital scholarship at Rice.

Web Scraping and Using API’s to Make Your Own Big Dataset

The Rice Digital Humanities (DH) group, in partnership with the Center for Research Computing (CRC), Fondren Library and the Humanities Research Center (HRC), will continue its series of hands-on workshops this spring semester. In these workshops, we will introduce you to the basics of supercomputing, 3D modelling, web scraping and more.


Data with Donuts - Workshop Series

Fondren Fellows Showcase - April 6th at 3pm

Should Fondren Library offer treadmill desks, standing desks, bike desks or some other form of furniture that offers an alternative to just sitting? How might we map the exchanges among correspondents in a collection of over 300 Civil War letters? How do Rice scholars approach copyright agreements that they typically sign before publishing a book or article? Come hear how the 2016 cohort of Fondren Fellows approached these research questions--and learn more about the Fondren Fellows program itself.

The Fondren Fellows program funds Rice undergraduate or graduate students to conduct research projects sponsored by Fondren Library that will benefit the library and the scholarly community. Fellows are mentored by Fondren staff. 

Presenters at the April 6 Fondren Fellows showcase include:

We will also recognize the 2017 cohort of Fondren Fellows:

  • Nathanael Assefa, undergraduate chemical engineering and mathematics major: “Promoting Archival Collections via Wikipedia”    

  • Eslam El-Shahat, graduate student in ecology and evolutionary biology: “Developing a Plan for Research Data Management Graduate Training”     

  • Edward Valentin, graduate student in history: “Mapping Civil War Narratives” (continuation of 2016 project)    

  • Corinne Wilkinson, undergraduate history and policy studies major: “Jesse H. Jones Exhibit”

  • Zihua (Pearly) Ye, undergraduate psychology major: “Conducting A Faculty-centered Information Needs and Resource Assessment” 

A reception with light refreshments will follow the presentations.

Digital Curation Lab Work Request

Workshop for Increasing Openness and Reproducibility in Quantitative Research

There are many actions researchers can take to increase the openness and reproducibility of their work. Please join us for a workshop, hosted by the Center for Open Science , to learn easy, practical steps researchers can take to increase the reproducibility of their work. The workshop will be hands-on. Using example studies, attendees will actively participate in creating a reproducible project from start to finish.