From the resource: Over the summer of 2019, inspired by the promising results in articles like Romanov et al. 2017, I set out to use the Kraken OCR software on a variety of texts. Kraken, see their website or their repository, is open-source command line software that is capable of reaching accuracy rates in the high nineties for Arabic and Persian printed text. Kraken is not equipped to handle every text – I recommend…

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About the resource: In April 2019, “What is a Feminist Lab?” Symposium was held at the University of Colorado Boulder and organized by Maya Livio, Lori Emerson, and Thea Lindquist. The event included a range of speakers from interdisciplinary research labs and explored ways in which intersectional feminist approaches can be integrated into labs and…

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About the resource: The fall 2019 programme of Sunoikisis Digital Classics, which focusses on Digital Cultural heritage, has now begun. The nine common sessions, which are broadcast live (and then archived indefinitely) on YouTube, cover three broad strands: imaging technologies, geographic methods and ethical issues. This collaboratively taught semester includes contributions from 20 scholars from…

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About the resource: Over the past two years, my colleagues and I in the Digital Content Management section have been working with experts from across many divisions of the Library of Congress to collate and assemble guidance and policy that guide or reflect the practices that the Library uses to manage digital collections. I am…

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From the resource: This post will cover how to measure the relationship between two numeric variables with the corrr package. We will look at how to assess a variable’s distribution using skewness and normality. Then we’ll examine the relationship between two variables by looking at the covariance and the correlation coefficient. Read the full resource…

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From the resource: While techniques for text mining, sentiment analysis and other natural language processing are ubiquitous on the Internet, they’re not always accessible to students. I recently ran this tutorial in my journalism class at Northeastern University to help students answer some questions they generated around the Twitter timelines of the Democratic candidates running…

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About the resource: tl;dr There’s a new website called the Digital Humanities Literacy Guidebook, made for people just beginning their journeys into digital humanities, but hopefully still helpful for folks early in their career. It’s a crowdsourced resource that Carnegie Mellon University and the A.W. Mellon Foundation are offering to the world. We hope you…

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About the resource: Recoding Relations, a podcast produced out of the Symposium for Indigenous New Media (#SINM2018), addresses best practices and models to support Indigenous peoples and research in the digital humanities. The creators currently offer four episodes: People Over Tools Indigeneity in DH Decolonial Digital Remediation Each of these episodes addresses intersections between Indigeneity…

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From the resource: One of my undergraduate colleagues at Rutgers, now Dr. Evan Taparata, revealed that he and numerous other scholars had collaborated at the University of Minnesota to develop the #ImmigrationSyllabus website about immigration concerns in history. As I read through the online resource, I realized that these scholars had already achieved many of…

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From the resource: Want to build a website right in RStudio? blogdown is an R package that allows you to create websites from R markdown files using Hugo, an open-source static site generator written in Go and known for being incredibly fast. You can read more about the differences between WordPress and Hugo (and other…

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