Last Monday, I got to attend Edward Tufte’s one-day course. I was looking forward to a day of interesting examples, ideas, and discussions, but was disappointed by the amount of rambling and largely historical examples, with little connection to real, current visualization (or presentation) work. The Setting The course took place in the large ballroom…

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OeRC and the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London jointly held an invited workshop on 25 July 2012 on Digital Research Resources in the Arts and Humanities. The workshop was organized by David Robey and Andrew Prescott and took place at King’s. It was supported by the AHRC and JISC. This event reviewed…

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CURATEcamp Processing 2012 was held the day after the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) and the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) sponsored Digital Preservation annual meeting. The unconference was framed by this idea: Processing means different things to an archivist and a software developer. To the former, processing is about taking custody of collections, preserving context, and providing arrangement,…

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I recently attended the Wikimania conference here in Washington, DC. I really can’t express how amazing it was to be a Metro ride away from more than 1,400 people from 87 countries who were passionate about creating a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. It was my first Wikimania,…

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Abstract — Council on Library and Information Resources. by Christa Williford and Charles Henry Research Design by Amy Friedlander ISBN 978-1-932326-40-6 This report culminates two years of work by CLIR staff involving extensive interviews and site visits with scholars engaged in international research collaborations involving computational analysis of large data corpora. These scholars were the…

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Our first meeting took place in May 2012 at the Institute of International Education in New York City. The meeting focused on experimental platforms for scholarly production, as well as shared concerns and opportunities for change in broader areas such as audience, building and sustaining communities, academic workflow, and the human and technical infrastructure that supports scholarly communication. Materials…

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