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Consultations

The Digital Humanities Lab offers individual and group consultations for digital humanities projects at any stage of development, from conceptualization through implementation. Staff address questions related to best practices, data management, corpus creation, visualizations, digital tools, and more. In addition to scheduled meetings, the DHLab also offers weekly Office Hours as another opportunity to discuss projects or general digital humanities ideas.

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Office Hours

Looking to start a digital project but don't know where to begin? Need recommendations on programming languages or visualization fundamentals? Stop by the Digital Humanities Lab during open Office Hours to chat with our team.

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Data

Whenever possible, the Yale University Library works with database vendors to include text and data mining (TDM) rights in license agreements. This means that for some databases (generally ones with out-of-copyright materials), Yale researchers can access the raw text for the purposes of data mining.

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Space & Equipment

The newly renovated Franke Family Digital Humanities Laboratory (DHLab) is especially equipped to support computational investigations. An open, communal workspace, the DHLab contains dual-boot computers with specialized software for text, image, network, and spatial analysis. High-definition monitors and an expanding Digital Humanities Book Collection line the room and are available for researchers to use.

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Workshops

The Digital Humanities Lab leads workshops throughout the year on methods and tools related to data gathering, cleaning, mining, visualization, and analysis. These workshops are open to all Yale students, faculty, and staff, but sometimes space is limited, so please check to see if registration is required.

Find information about upcoming and past workshops below.

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DH Book Collection

Digital humanities is a robust, rapidly developing area of research and teaching. To read the latest, stop by the DHLab and browse our collection of desk copies. The collection includes theoretical books, as well as ones that teach specific coding skills. For a complete listing of what we have, visit our LibraryThing page. If there is a book you need that you can't get, contact the DHLab to see if we could order a copy.

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