DHC Open Source Toolkit Debuts with Hands-On Workshop

Posted on 2/5/2014 11:26:33 AM

The Center for Digital Humanities and Culture is pleased to announce the debut of its Open Source Toolkit. All interested members of the IUP community are invited to attend a series of free workshops to discover all that this "multitool" of computing resources can do.

The toolkit consists of a collection of carefully chosen open-source software applications that can do almost anything, anywhere there’s a PC. The workshops will provide instruction in the use of these programs and hold discussions of the culture of open source software development.

“Open source software is software that can be freely used, changed, and shared (in modified or unmodified form) by anyone” (OpenSource.org). The DHC staff have left no stone unturned to assemble a well-furnished yet portable digital work environment.

The first, introductory workshop will be held on Monday, Februray 10, from 12:15–1:15 p.m. in Stabley Library 201. This workshop, titled “Software Freedom,” introduces participants to the DHC toolkit and explores the rationale for adopting open-source software solutions.

In this first workshop, participants will explore plugins for open browsers (Firefox and Chrome). There will be an opportunity for questions and answers and hands-on experimentation.

Additional information about the workshop series is available on the Center for Digital Humanities and Culture website. Questions also may be directed to the DHC by e-mail at iupdhc@gmail.com.

Come join us to learn about the many uses of open-source software.

A printable schedule of workshops is available here.

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