Japan Digital Research Center (JDRC) Workshop:
Creating Timelines @ Harvard
Date/Time: February 25 (Monday), 12-2 pm
Location: Porté Room S250, Second Floor, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge St.
In January 2019, the Constitutional Revision in Japan Research Project at the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies launched a visual timeline on Japan’s Constitutional Discussion.
In sharing this new resource, Makiko Ueda (Constitutional Revision Research Project) and Katherine Matsuura (Japan Digital Research Center) led a hands-on, informal workshop on creating timelines. Starting with exploring several timeline-creation platforms and other materials on the CRRP project website, the participants were introduced to TimelineJS, an open source tool that enables anyone to create visually enticing, interactive timelines using a Google spreadsheet. The workshop concluded with each participant sharing the TimelineJS slides that they created.
TimelineJS timelines can be embedded in Canvas course websites, personal blogs, presentations, and various other media. Additional examples include:
• NCC: Highlights of the Past 25 Years (North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources)
• Black Space Portal (Brandeis University)
Please find a workshop outline here.