Digital Scholarship and Research Data Workshops (Sep - Nov 2019)

30/08/2019 to 06/11/2019
The Library will have workshops on introducing digital scholarship and related tools to arouse the interest in applying new digital tools on research.  Welcome CUHK academics, researchers and postgraduate students to join.


Using Facilities in Digital Scholarship Lab

This briefing session will demonstrate the use of equipment and facilities in the Digital Scholarship Lab and to introduce the software and tools available from the workstations to enable you to conduct digital scholarship research at the Lab at ease.

12 Sep (Thu)       3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.      Click to register


Data Cleaning with OpenRefine (Hands-on)

OpenRefine is a tool for cleaning messy data, transforming it between formats, and extending it with web services and external data.  This workshop will introduce the principles and the practice of data cleaning through hands-on exercise with OpenRefine.  The applications of the exported data will be discussed.

Participants have to bring your own device with OpenRefine 3.1 installed.

17 Sep (Tue)       10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.      Click to register


Introduction to GIS & ArcGIS

Invited speaker: Ms Carrie Choi, Esri China (Hong Kong) Limited

Conducted by ArcGIS vendor, this seminar will introduce the concept of Geographic Information System (GIS) and its use in research. It will also cover the use of the software ArcGIS with illustration from examples of research projects.

20 Sep (Fri)       2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.      Click to register


Introducing Digital Humanities for Study and Research

Digital humanities is a new form of research increasingly embraced by scholars in arts and humanities. This seminar will show to you:

  •  Concept of digital humanities research and the research methods used
  •  How to apply popular digital tools on GIS, text mining and analysis, data and network visualisation, etc. in digital humanities research
  •  Examples on digital humanities research projects from worldwide to illustrate the use of research methods and tools used

24 Sep 2019 (Tue)       3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.      Click to register


Analysing Texts with Voyant Tools (Hands-on)

Voyant Tools is a web-based reading and analysis environment for digital texts. Join to learn how to use this online tool to analyse textual materials, no matter they are in text file or online.

Participants may bring your own device and use a browser to access and try out.

2 Oct (Wed)       3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.        Click to register
25 Oct (Fri)          11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.     Click to register


ArcGIS Basics for Digital Scholarship Projects (Hands-on)

ArcGIS is commonly used in digital scholarship projects for geospatial analysis. This workshop is an introductory hands-on session to demonstrate the basic functions of this software.

Only the 5 PCs in DS Lab has ArcGIS Pro for use.  Users may download the 21-days free trial from Esri for ArcGIS Pro ( software if your device fulfilled their system requirement (

10 Oct (Thu)      3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.           Click to register
30 Oct (Wed)       10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.       Click to register


Gephi for Network Visualisation (Hands-on)

Gephi is a software for visualisation and exploration of graphs and networks.  This workshop will demonstrate with hands-on exercise on how to turn your data into network graphs to discover hidden message.

Participants may bring your own device with Gephi 0.9.2 ( and the plugins installed prior to the workshop.

15 Oct (Tue)       3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.      Click to register
6 Nov (Wed)        11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.         Click to register


Introduction to R Programming and Data Analysis (Hands-on)
Invited speaker: Prof. Liang Hai, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

R is a popular software for statistical computing and programming. This seminar will introduce the differences between R for programming and R for data analysis with hands-on exercises.


1 Nov (Fri)       2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.       Click to register


Venue: Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library
Medium of Instruction: Cantonese (English might be used if users require.)

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