Intro to Airtable and Database Thinking for Art Historians
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The workshop will offer strategies for designing and/or adapting a database to effectively collect, manage, and analyze your research data using Airtable. We’ll also discuss how Airtable fits in with other platforms you’ll use at various points in your career, including Tropy, Scrivener, Google Sheets, Box, and more. This workshop isn’t prescriptive! We want to highlight strategies and approaches that can work for you and your projects. We invite you to bring any questions or case studies you would like to talk through as a group. This workshop will cover topics such as:
-An overview of Airtable components and features relevant to various art history approaches
-Assessing and modeling or diagramming your current projects so you can create a corresponding database structure
-How to adapt and grow your Airtable database as your project evolves
-How Airtable and databases work with other platforms and apps in your practice, including LUNA and other VRC resources
This is a live, hybrid event that will be recorded for internal sharing only. You are welcome to join synchronously in person & via Zoom, or the VRC can share a recording of the event if you are unable to attend at the time. The workshop is open to all members of the UChicago and Northwestern Art History communities. We plan to make this a similar experience across both in-person and remote modalities. If you have database questions you would like the VRC to specifically address, please include them in your registration form or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Refreshments will be nut-free. Following the guidelines for Captions, Transcripts, and Audio Description in the CDA’s Accessibility for Content Creators, the VRC will use the following accessibility features for this hybrid event:
-Including closed captioning generated by automatic speech recognition
-Providing access to the slide deck before and after the event
-Audibly describing images and processes when appropriate
To request any additional accessibility accommodations you need to participate fully in this workshop, such as live captioning or sign language interpretation, please email email@example.com by Thursday, November 2.