eResearch resources

eScholarship Research Centre

The eScholarship Research Centre (ESRC) is part of The University of Melbourne Library. The centre is internationally recognised in the field of digital scholarly and research practice. The centre aims to contribute to the development of an open and equitable world of useful knowledge, and our work enables scholars, researchers and the general public to discover, access and understand academic materials. For more information see the eScholarship Research Centre website.

Faculty of Arts

eTeaching professional development programs

The eTeaching unit delivers a suite of eTeaching workshops. The timetable has been constructed to ensure that each topic is offered on different days to maximise opportunity to attend, with around 7-8 workshops available each week. Staff intranet: eTeaching programs.

eTeaching policy and support

The eTeaching policy and framework document explicitly states that these initiatives to promote eTeaching are to meet student demand for greater use of technology in teaching and learning, and to stimulate new approaches to teaching, learning and research utilising the new and emerging technologies. Staff intranet: eTeaching guidelines and support.

Web support

  • Advises on website development
  • Advises on web hosting
  • Assists with content updates to Faculty and school websites. Request a content update
  • Develops and hosts Faculty funded websites
  • Runs training in writing for the web

The preferred development platform is Drupal CMS at the moment, but later in the year all websites will be moving to the MySource Matrix CMS. The Web team also provide support to MySource Matrix and WordPress sites. Email the web team.

IT support

ITS provide desktop support, procurement (new hardware and software) and communication infrastructure. General IT inquiries should be directed to the ITS Service Desk (40888).

University Digitisation Centre

The University Digitisation Service provides a range of digitisation services to the University community. Visit the University Digitisation Centre website.

Tools

  • AustLit
    provides researchers, teachers, and students with comprehensive bibliographical, biographical, and historical information about Australian writers and storytellers and their works. AustLit is also engaged with emerging methods of digital research practice
  • Google NGram viewer
    When you enter phrases into the Google Books Ngram Viewer, it displays a graph showing how those phrases have occurred in a corpus of books (eg "British English", "English Fiction", "French") over the selected years
  • Hermeneuti.ca - The Rhetoric of Text Analysis
    Hermeneuti.ca is a collaborative project by Stéfan Sinclair and Geoffrey Rockwell to think through some foundations of contemporary text analysis, including issues related to the electronic texts used, the tools and methodologies available, and the various forms that can take the expression of results from text analysis
  • Many Eyes
    The heart of the site is a collection of data visualizations. Each visualization lets you select data items by clicking. All the visualizations on Many Eyes have an attached discussion forum. As you explore a visualization, you may find a view that you'd like to talk about or share
  • NINES
    Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-Century Electronic Scholarship (NINES) is a scholarly organization devoted to forging links between the material archive of the nineteenth century and the digital research environment of the twenty-first century
  • TAPoR
    Text Analysis Portal for Research (TAPoR) is a gateway to tools for sophisticated analysis and retrieval, along with representative texts for experimentation
  • TEI by Example
    Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) By Example offers a series of freely available online tutorials walking individuals through the different stages in marking up a document in TEI. Besides a general introduction to text encoding, step-by-step tutorial modules provide example-based introductions to eight different aspects of electronic text markup for the humanities
  • Zotero
    Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. It lives right where you do your work - in the web browser itself. Zotero collects all your research in a single, searchable interface

Other links

  • Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO)
    The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) promotes and supports digital research and teaching across all arts and humanities disciplines, acting as a community-based advisory force, and supporting excellence in research, publication, collaboration and training
  • DH Commons
    DHCommons is an online hub focused on matching digital humanities projects seeking assistance with scholars interested in project collaboration. The hub responds to a pressing and demonstrable need for a project-collaborator matching service that will allow scholars interested in DH to enter the field by joining an existing project as well as make existing projects more sustainable by drawing in new, well-matched participants..
  • Brown University Women Writers Project
    The Brown University Women Writers Project is a long-term research project devoted to early modern women's writing and electronic text encoding. Our goal is to bring texts by pre-Victorian women writers out of the archive and make them accessible to a wide audience of teachers, students, scholars, and the general reader
  • Digital Humanities at Oxford
  • Founders and Survivors
    Founders and Survivors is a partnership between historians, genealogists, demographers and population health researchers. It seeks to record and study the founding population of 73,000 men women and children who were transported to Tasmania
  • Issue Crawler
    The intended audience for the Issue Crawler is advocates, activists, academics, artists, researchers and journalists in both new and old media senses. Personal use is also very welcome