Today starts the third week of the Digital Method Workshop Series. Unfortunately, we had limited attendance last week, so we hope more faculty and grad students will be available this week. I must thank Dr. McLeod of the Department of History for her continued enthusiasm and frequent participation, but also extend my appreciation to the other two professors who have attended our workshops and been eager to learn more.
The workshops this week are particularly useful for two reasons: the first is absolutely crucial for anyone who has a large library of articles printed out and stashed in numerous filing cabinets or piles. On Wednesday, we will discuss scanners and demonstrate how easy it can be to create digital archives from extensive paper collections. The importance of digital sources seems fairly obvious, but the number of activities made easier through digitization is growing daily. Of all the workshops we are offering, the Scanning and Acrobat Pro workshop is probably one of the most useful.