Category: Resources

Resource: salty – Turn Clean Data into Messy Data

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When teaching students how to clean data, it helps to have data that isn’t too clean already. salty is a new package that offers functions for “salting” clean data with problems often found in datasets in the wild, such as:

pseudo-OCR errors
inconsistent capitalization and spelling
unpredictable punctuation in numeric fields
missing values or empty strings

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Resource: Google Dataset Search

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Similar to how Google Scholar works, Dataset Search lets you find datasets wherever they’re hosted, whether it’s a publisher’s site, a digital library, or an author’s personal web page. To create Dataset search, we developed guidelines for dataset providers to describe their data in a way that Google (and other search engines) can better understand the content of their pages. These guidelines include  salient information about datasets: who created the dataset, when it was published, how the data was collected, what the terms are for using the data, etc. We then collect and link this information, analyze where different versions of the same dataset might be, and find publications that may be describing or discussing the dataset.

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Resource: Rapid Response Research

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Rapid Response Research (RRR) projects are quickly deployed scholarly interventions in pressing political, social, and cultural crises. Together, teams of researchers, technologists, librarians, faculty, and students can pool their existing skills and knowledges to make swift and thoughtful contributions through digital scholarship in these times of crisis. The temporality of a rapid response is relative and will vary depending on the situation, from a matter of days, to a week, or several weeks. Our model below is relevant to the variable timelines a situation might require, but it bears remembering that a crisis itself has an immediacy, and that RRR projects, accordingly, bring with them a pressure to respond with intensity and speed. Torn Apart/Separados is an example of RRR. While the recommendations below are based on RRR data narratives, many elements could be more broadly applicable to other types of RRR.

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Resource: Getting Ready for Teaching this Fall

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I just got back from Digital Pedagogy Lab, a week full of people sharing resources that can be implemented in our classes, if we start thinking about it [looks at calendar – weeps] now. But in order of ease, here are some things to get you started thinking about your teaching in the (sigh) fall.

Syllabus:

Do your students do public, digital projects? Ever thought of thought of having them sign a release? You should, and Jade Davis explains why and shares her model.

Sara Goldrick-Rab shares her syllabus statement on Basic Needs Security and why it’s important to include.

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Resource: Memorandum of Understanding Collection

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The Digital Humanities Liaison (Rafia Mirza), Director of Scholarly Communication (Brett Currier), and The Research Data Librarian (Peace Ossom Williamson) have developed a workbook for the use of Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) in Libraries. We have developed a MOU template to apply to large scale collaborative projects. We have found that this workflow and management has assisted the library with organizational commitment, identifying hiccups and limitations before starting the project, and priority evaluation with competing projects. Because the shift from transactional work to long term projects is happening in many libraries, The MOU team has created a workbook available through ResearchCommons. This collection includes a general MOU template, templates for particular projects, a workflow, and instructions for each.

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Resource: SSRC Labs – Doing Digital Scholarship

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The Digital Culture Program has been working in collaboration with various partners in the digital humanities, libraries, and computational social sciences to create packages of self-directed training modules and resources. These resources will be aggregated and hosted as SSRC Labs. Today, the first series of modules, Doing Digital Scholarship (DoingDS), goes live.

DoingDS (labs.ssrc.org/dds), created in collaboration with the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) at George Mason University, is a set of introductory lessons and readings on a variety of topics, from foundational skills like building a professional identity online to more advanced topics like mapping and spatial analysis and how digital methodologies affect pedagogy. The lessons are based on RRCHNM’s successful Doing Digital History summer institutes, with the curriculum expanded outward to include other social science and humanities disciplines and modified for self-directed rather than in-person instruction.

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Resource: DH Course Registry Metadatathon

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The DH Course Registry Metadatathon was a part of the DARIAH Annual Event 2018 held in Paris, France on Thursday, May 24, 2018. Participants in the Metadatathon learned about the benefits, functionalities and QA procedures of the Course Registry…The workshop was targeted towards researchers and lecturers who teach courses in DH or related fields, as well as towards DH programme coordinators who want to showcase their teaching activities outside their university network.

The videos (and slides) from the event are now available to watch on Videolectures.net.

Source: DH Course Registry Metadatathon, Paris 2018: Videos now online

Resource: Resources Shared During #DH2018 via Twitter

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Below is a list of resources, tools, slides, presentation aids, and articles shared during the course of DH2018 on Twitter. If you see anything missing you would like added, please tweet @ADHOrg or email web@digitalhumanities.org.

Notes on #DH2018 Conference

Tweets per user_lang in a #DH2018 archive by Ernesto Priego

English Language notes on DH2018 by James Baker

DH Twitter Network Visualization

Primer Informe de Verano – Natalia Mora, Tania Ortega, Mariana Ramirez, Rafael Rodriguez

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Resource: Digital Mappa 1.0 – A New, User-Friendly Platform for Digital Scholarship

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April is a busy month, so things tend to get lost in the innumerable number of tabs I have open on my browser, meaning to get to later. Launched in April, Digital Mappa is a “Digital Humanities workspaces, editions, scholarship, collaboration & publications for the rest of us.”

From the press release:

The premise of DM is simple: if you have a collection of digital images and/or texts, you should be able to produce an online resource that links together specific moments on these images and texts together, annotate these moments as much as you want, collaborate with others on this work, have the content you produce be searchable, and make this work available to others as you wish. And you should be able to do this with little technical expertise.

Read more here.