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No More Silence Workshop Materials

These workshop materials are provided to assist users of the No More Silence project outcomes (dataset, teaching code, etc.) in independent exploration.

Workshops

Memory Lives On — Preconference Workshop

An introduction to the data produced by the No More Silence project, and to some basic techniques to analyzing this data using Natural Language Processing (NLP). Originally held October 4, 2019.

No More Silence Workshop

An introduction to the data produced by the No More Silence project and an in-depth exercise in performing beginning text-analysis on that data using computer code written in the programming language Python. (The workshop also began with an introduction – for absolute beginners – to general computer programming using Python). Originally held August 12-14, 2020.

Our Collections Our Data Workshop

An introduction — for absolute beginners — to computer programming for the use of manipulating, managing, and providing access to digital cultural heritage materials, especially in the area of community LGBTQIA archives and historical collections. The workshop used the data from the No More Silence project as example, and then helped participants perform similar work with their own materials. Originally held July 26 – August 4, 2021.

Further Details

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The creation of these workshops was supported in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian [grant numbers 40-8869 and 40-8963]; and in part by California Revealed as made possible by funding from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian [grant number 40-9043].