This month I’ve been busy working on two projects related to my Mining & Historical GIS work. Learning how to use ArcMap tools (I focused on XY to Line) to make flow maps. Getting my data (both existing and forthcoming) out of ArcMap and into a more accessible form. Read full post here.

Scholars today use a multitude of data-driven methods and new platforms in their research and scholarly communications, and as librarians, we must learn and adapt our skills and services accordingly to continue to be effective scholarly partners. Librarians have an especial connection to the philosophy and methodologies of the social sciences: we are social science researchers…

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Academic publishing is quickly evolving beyond traditional double-blind peer review conventions toward more open-review and open-access publishing sensitive to institutional changes in higher education (Abeles, 2012)…. However, given these new academic formats and sources, a rethinking of the full range of strategies and tactics by which scholarship may be marketed seems reasonable. Read full post…

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On November 18-19th, 2016, the Huntington Library hosted a conference on “Histories of Data and the Database”, convened by Soraya de Chadarevian and Ted Porter of UCLA…I did a selective livetweet of the conference; some even more selective reflections follow. Read full post here.

For many years now, users have turned to Omeka when they feel it is important and necessary to collect materials related to the significant events in the recent past or an ongoing situation that will likely be of historical import…Even though the Contribution plugins could be configured to collect very little personal information, they required…

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We are a group of undergraduate and graduate students in the Digital Humanities program at the University of California, Los Angeles… The database we have created contains information on films, actors, production companies, and other aspects of early silent-era African American race films. The database is intended to allow the public to learn about this period…

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