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Understanding & Establishing Digital Scholarly Identity Workshop Series

This how-to guide is meant to support anyone interested in developing and maintaining their digital scholarly identities and accompanies the "Understanding & Establishing Digital Scholarly Identity" Workshop Series.

Your Instructors

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Kate Thornhill

Digital Scholarship Librarian


Headshot of Genifer Snipes

Genifer Snipes

Interim Director, Research & Instructional Services and Business & Entrepreneurship Librarian


Headshot of Franny Gaede

Franny Gaede

Director, Digital Scholarship Services


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Images on this LibGuide credited to: Reclaim Hosting, Omeka,  FileZilla, and the Noun Project

What is this Workshop About? What Will You Need?

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Workshop 2: Building a Scholarly Home Base

What is this workshop about? What is a Scholarly Home Base?

In this 2-hour in-person workshop you will learn the foundational ins and outs of setting up your own WordPress website using Reclaim Hosting, a web hosting service for scholars who want full control over customizing and hosting their own websites. We'll cover specific web development approaches that will help you establish your scholarly home base --- a place where your curriculum vitae has been transformed into a professional website that showcases your awesomeness and research, teaching, and service accomplishments.


What's covered in this workshop?

After completing this workshop you will be able to setup your own website that represents you as a scholar.

Here's what you will learn:

  • Setup your own personal web hosting account through Reclaim Hosting
  • Select a domain name for your website
  • Install WordPress onto Reclaim Hosting
  • Install and active WordPress themes that make your website look modern and readable
  • Create website pages that represent you as a scholar, e.g. adding content from your curriculum vitae
  • Add images and text relevant to your scholarly identity
  • Add links that connect to other online spaces about you
  • Apply foundation web accessibility authoring principles
  • Publish your personal website

What do you need to bring to the workshop before getting started?

  • Your Curriculum Vitae in either Word Doc, Google Docs, or another textual document form. You can bring a PDF, but the copy and paste formatting might get weird when we try adding content to your website
  • A suggested website domain aka the website address for your website. Usually you want to select a website address that is relevant to your name, e.g.
  • A photo of yourself or digital images that represent your research area. Whatever images you bring please make sure it is in JPG format
  • 2-3 images to use as decoration or photos on your website
Don't have these things?

Download this folder to a place on your computer that you can find. We will be using these materials in the workshop if you have not brought your own.