There are actually a lot of digital humanities resources at UCLA, but sometimes you have to hunt a little, since they’re not really centralized.
The Young Research Library and the UCLA Data Science Center, the Institute for Digital Research and Education, and the Statistics Consulting Group each have their own series of workshops. The topics are highly relevant to the tools and methods we use in class. In addition, the Institute for Digital Research and Education offers workshops by request, mostly on mapping topics.
There are several places on campus where you can get technical help by making an appointment or stopping by. For visualization and mapping help, you can make an appointment with one of the Institute for Digital Research and Education’s consultants. UCLA’s Digital Scholarship Librarian, Zoe Borovsky, can help you get access to data, and also knows about many tools and technologies that could be helpful.
Various other people are often willing to help out if we ask nicely. Talk to me if you can’t find the help you need!
My two favorite subscription-only resources are:
- the Safari library of ebooks on technical topics. These books are very expensive to purchase, but we get access through UCLA.
- the Lynda library of videos. This collection is really useful. Unfortunately, UCLA no longer subscribes to the Lynda library itself. You can, however, get access with an LA Public Library card.