New Experience for Gale Digital Scholar Lab

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Gale Digital Scholar Lab creates new possibilities by offering solutions to the most common challenges facing researchers in the digital humanities today. Since its launch in 2018, the team has engaged with librarians, instructors, and students about what they’d like to see in the tool and how they use it for research, teaching, and learning. Based on those continuous conversations, the team regularly makes improvements to the user experience.

In December 2021, we’ll refresh Gale Digital Scholar Lab with a new design and enhancements that are grounded in user feedback. The Build, Clean, and Analyze workflow remains the same, and the product will also include versions of the six analysis tools researchers use today. The new Gale Digital Scholar Lab experience will replace the current experience on December 17, 2021.

All content sets and clean configurations will migrate to the new experience, with no action required by current researchers. However, we’re unable to migrate existing analysis visualizations and tabular data, given the nature of these enhancements. To ensure you retain your work, we suggest Gale Digital Scholar Lab researchers download and save their analyses by December 17, 2021. There are multiple options for download, including raw analysis data (CSV and JSON) and several visualization image formats.

To take a tour of the enhanced  Gale Digital Scholar Lab, select the “Preview Experience” link in the header. We are regularly updating this area to provide a sense the refreshed Gale Digital Scholar Lab.

Preview Link

Preliminary versions of the following tools joined Sentiment Analysis, Named Entity Recognition, and Ngrams in the “Preview Experience” at the end of October:

Document Clustering

Topic Modeling

Parts of Speech

We look forward to continuing to support your research, teaching, and learning needs within the new version of Gale Digital Scholar Lab. Contact the Gale Digital Scholar Lab team for feedback or questions.

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