Category Archives: Editors’ Choice


Editors’ Choice: TOME Project Talk at Digital Humanities 2014

By Lauren Klein | July 24, 2014

Just over a hundred years ago, in 1898, Henry Gannett published the second of what would become three illustrated Statistical Atlases of the United States. Based on the results of the Census of 1890– and I note, if only to make myself feel a little better about the slow pace of academic publishing today, eight years […]

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Editors’ Choice: Ur of the Chaldees: a virtual vision of Woolley’s excavations

By Birger Helgestad | July 24, 2014

I am responsible for managing the digitisation of objects and archives for the Ur Project, a dynamic new collaboration between the British Museum and Penn Museum made possible with the lead support of the Leon Levy Foundation. The project takes the successful cooperation of the two organisations of the 1920s and 1930s at Ur into […]


Editors’ Choice: Preservation Aesthetics

By Shannon Christine Mattern | July 22, 2014

I’m honored to be giving one of the opening plenary talks— alongside the fantastic Matt Kirschenbaum — at the Library of Congress/NDIIPP “Digital Preservation 2014″ conference next week. When Trevor Owens invited me, I wasn’t sure what I could contribute — given that most attendees are likely to be technological geniuses, and I’m, well, not. But Trevor […]

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Editors’ Choice: Preserving Born Digital News at Digital Preservation 2014

By Anne Wootton | July 22, 2014

As everyone gears up for the annual Digital Preservation 2014 conference next week, we’re excited to crash the party with a bunch of journalists. In all seriousness: we proposed our session for DigiPres 2014 in reaction to growing alarm among journalists that as news is increasingly digital in nature, news organizations don’t have the expertise […]

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Editors’ Choice: The British Library at Digital Humanities 2014

By James Baker | July 22, 2014

This month Adam Farquhar and I attended Digital Humanities 2014 in Lausanne, Switzerland, the latest annual DH jamboree run by the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations. Two contributions proposed by the British Library made it through the rigorous peer review process and into the conference proper. Adam and I presented a poster on our vision […]


Editors’ Choice: On libraries, code, support, inspiration, and collaboration

By Dan Scott | July 22, 2014

This issue marks the 25th issue of the Code4Lib Journal since it launched in 2007. At that time, Jonathan Rochkind (co-ordinating editor of the first issue), wrote “We want the immediacy of a blog, the usefulness of a professional conference, the reliable quality of a good scholarly journal, and the participatory nature of our online […]


Editors’ Choice: The Spatial in Digital Humanities

By Wikimaps | July 22, 2014

A week of Digital Humanities in Lausanne with DH2014 was packed with projects sorting out and displaying cultural heritage. The emphasis is more on the ’sorting out’, as Digital Humanities is an academic discipline. It has a strong emphasis of textual analysis in English language, but there is more to it. Susanna Ånäs presented Wikimaps […]


Editor’s Choice: Round-Up – Digital Humanities 2014 Conference Papers

By Bethany Nowviskie, Jennifer Guiliano, Trevor Muñoz, Scott Kleinman, and Mia Ridge | July 17, 2014

1. Digital Humanities in the Anthropocene by Bethany Nowviskie I’m here to give a talk that likewise wants to glide from shallows to depths in turn. My hope is to position our work—the work of the DH community that has nurtured me with kindness for some 18 years—less as it is lately figured (that is, less as […]

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Editors’ Choice: The Legitimacy and Usefulness of Academic Blogging will Shape How Intellectualism Develops

By Jenny Davis | July 15, 2014

Academic blogging has become an increasingly popular form, but key questions still remain over whether blog posts should feature more prominently in formal academic discourse. Jenny Davis clarifies the pros and cons of blog citation and sees the remaining ambiguity as indicative of a changing professional landscape. The wider scholarly community must learn how to grapple with […]