From the resource: In part 1, I showed you how to generate a list of URLs that you could then feed into `wget` to download information. In part 2, I showed you how to use `jq` and `jqplay` – via the amazing Matthew Lincoln, from whom I’ve learned whatever small things I know about the subject…

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The Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity. Search within the volumes, or browse them by administration; see also a list of all pre-Truman volumes. Access resource here.

From the post: Following is the outline and resources for my workshop “Coding for Teachers” at Digital Pedagogy Lab’s 2016 Institute. If you’ve been thinking about possibly learning to code, but don’t know if it’s worth it, or don’t know where to start, take a stab at these activities. While they’re designed with an in-person…

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From the post: I’ve been working and writing a lot lately about using the web annotation tool hypothes.is for public scholarship. It has a lot of cool uses ― not only the collaborative annotation of individual web pages, but also the creation of a public research notebook, and the possibility of linking hypothes.is with other apps through…

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From the post: In my post on consuming of linked data using Javascript, I talked about a couple technologies that are critical to being able to use linked data in client-side applications. Making an API or linked data friendly for client-side consumers requires support for a variety of technologies. In this post, I’m going to…

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This screencast offers tips and tricks for managing your metadata in Omeka Classic (standalone), using both features of the Omeka core and the following plugins: Library of Congress Suggest, Getty Suggest, Simple Vocab, and Search by Metadata. Source: Managing Metadata in Omeka Classic on Vimeo

From the site: Pleiades gives scholars, students, and enthusiasts worldwide the ability to use, create, and share historical geographic information about the ancient world in digital form…Regularly updated exports (“dumps”) of the published items in the Pleiades dataset may be downloaded in four different formats as described below. Find out more: Pleiades Downloads

From the post: I’ve just released a new package on CRAN: fuzzr R’s dynamic typing can be both blessing and curse. One drawback is that a function author must decide how to check which inputs should be accepted, and which should throw warnings or errors. fuzzr helps you to check how cleanly and informatively your…

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From the post: I recently launched the sourcecaster with James Baker as a community resource to guide use of the command line to meet common challenges working with digital primary sources. Find out more: the sourcecaster