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drjwbaker / Monday (DHOxSS 2013)
Last active Dec 19, 2015
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#DHOxSS Michael Pidd, What is the value of Digital Humanities
Humanities Research Institute at the University of Sheffield established in 1992: support innovative use of technology to support humanities research.
Entirely project based and externally funded, with no teaching or faculty support.
Digital Humanities is an essentially practice based activity, not a theoretical one.
Oxford’s practice based approach makes it ideally suited to hosting this workshop.
Skills gained from practice required for DH.
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drjwbaker / Tuesday (DHOxSS 2013)
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Shared zotero group: http://www.zotero.org/groups/dhoxss_2013
#DHOxSS Rowan Wilson (OSS Watch), Varieties of Openness
OSS Watch a JISC funded project. Advisory service on free and open source software.
Talk about the openness component of why JISC are no longer funding OSS. Not critical of JISC.
Rather undercurrent of discussion of openness led to, and the problem Rowan sees within that.
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drjwbaker / Wednesday (DHOxSS 2013)
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[live blog] #DHOxSS Kate Lindsay, Re-imaging the First World War, Academic IT Services. How can digital humanities move us beyond the trenches?
@KTdigital. Manager for Engagement | Education Enhancement Academic IT.
Standard narratives of the war have a long history. But, global impact of the war often underplayed, as is gender.
Anniversary provides an opportunity to tell new stories: so not just war poetry!
And yet, Oxford started digitisation in late-90s with Wilfred Owen poems, and then added more
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drjwbaker / Thursday (DHOxSS 2013)
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[live blog] #DHOxSS, Christine Madsen and Matthew McGrattan, Digital Library Technologies and Best Practice
Christine Madsen, Part 1: Deconstructing Digital Libraries (or: why you should work with your library!)
Bodleian Digital Library Systems & Services
Talk about what we are doing but also libraries, and how work in libraries slightly different to the academic perspective on digital projects.
Bodleian Digital Library Systems and Sercices provide electronic core to all Oxford libraries.
15 years of experience digitising collections; 15-20 ongoing projects at present.
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drjwbaker / Friday (DHOxSS 2013)
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[live blog] Lorna Hughes, Digital collections as research infrastructure
University of Wales Chair in Digital Collections, National Library of Wales
Ghosts of the diigtal humanities past.
Early 1990s dissemination of DH... Floppy, CD-roms, software, hypertext, huge chunks of hardware, roadshows. And then the WWWW was invented.
Warnings over humanists needing to engage themselves in 'computer assisted learning' to ensure nuance captured since the 1970s.
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drjwbaker / Future Digital (July 2013)
Created Jul 31, 2013
Notes from Going Digital closing conference 'Future Digital', held on 31 July 2013 at The Open University, Camden Town campus, London.
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Future Digital
Notes from Going Digital closing conference 'Future Digital', held on 31 July 2013 at The Open University, Camden Town campus, London.
Roundtable discussion
Questions to consider
In the course of this programme what resources or techniques have you found interesting and helpful?
In terms of the design of the programme for next year, what would have like to have had this year?
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drjwbaker / 116 Metadata for Electronic Resources notes
Last active Dec 23, 2015
116 Metadata for Electronic Resources (23 September 2013, British Library Digital Scholarship Training Programme)
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<h>What is Metadata?</h>
Data about data.
But not a very helpful definition.
Better: data that describes content, format or atributes of an information resource. Structured data has metadata.
Metadata can refer to a standard, such as Dublin Core, or a data element (Author/Creator) or the data contained in a specific field.
Metadata describes in information object, not a can of soup.
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drjwbaker / 110 Managing Personal Digital Research Information
Last active Dec 23, 2015
110 Managing Personal Digital Research Information (25 September 2013, British Library Digital Scholarship Training Programme)
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Zotero about managing processes.
[Do one before asking them to do one]
[More granularity with task schedule (so we all know where we are)]
[Pace dropped a little after lunch > maybe slides + live demo]
[Might also need to reiterate why this fits into this course (not a datavis course)]
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drjwbaker / The Scholarly Use of Web Archives
Last active Dec 24, 2015
The Scholarly Use of Web Archives (26 September 2013, Digital Conversations, British Library)
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The Scholarly Use of Web Archives
David Gauntlet
What is the UK web?
How do you capture a living space?
Helen Hockx-Yu
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drjwbaker / Hitchcock & Shoemaker, London Lives: Crime, Poverty and the Making of the Metropolis
Last active Dec 24, 2015
Tim Hitchcock (University of Hertfordshire) & Robert Shoemaker (University of Sheffield), 'London Lives: Crime, Poverty and the Making of the Metropolis', IHR British History in the Long 18th Century seminar (2 October 2013)
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Bob and Tim, 'London Lives: Crime, Poverty and the Making of the Metropolis'
Work based on ten years of research, building of digital archive for analysis of plebiean lives.
Transformations...
Increase in beaucracy around the law
Increase in sense of need for procedure around criminal justice proceedings
Poor relief increased 8 fold (even accounting of popn increase and inflation)
Change in policing, justice, poor relief shaped by those whose used it:
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