Category Archives: Resources

Resource: Gender Gaps Around the World

By The Editors | March 26, 2015

From the link: Ri Liu provides an exploratory view of gender gaps around the world through labor participation, parliament participation, and income. Via, see the site at Close the Gap 

Resource: Creating Simple Graphs with Excel’s Pivot Tables and Tate’s Artist Data

By The Editors | March 19, 2015

I’ve been playing with Tate’s collections data while preparing for a workshop on data visualisation. On the day I’ll probably use Google Fusion Tables as an example, but I always like to be prepared, so I’ve prepared a short exercise for creating simple graphs in Excel as an alternative. Read the full post here.

Resource: Mapping Tools

By Lisa Bright | March 12, 2015

When my CHI project shifted from database driven to my new mapping focus I had a decision to make; which mapping tool to use? There are many great tools available for free, or for limited cost, but there were a few key aspects I needed to consider.  Do the maptiles have enough resolution? Can it […]

Resource: Getting the Word Out: Academic Libraries as Scholarly Publishers

By the Editors | March 12, 2015

In the past decade there has been an intense growth in the number of library publishing services supporting faculty and students. Unified by a commitment to both access and service, library publishing programs have grown from an early focus on backlist digitization to encompass publication of student works, textbooks, research data, as well as books […]

Resource: Informed Accessioning: 6 Questions

By Douglas A. Boyd | March 10, 2015

As the Director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries and the principle creator/designer of OHMS (Oral History Metadata Synchronizer), I am a  strong advocate for enhancing the way we provide online access to archived oral histories.  This year I have had the privilege of lecturing and working […]

Resource: An Introduction to Unix

By the Editors | March 5, 2015

From the post: I took programming in high school, but I never took to it. This, I strongly believe, is because it wasn’t taught right—and teaching it right means starting at the beginning, with unix. The reason for this is three-fold: (1) it gives you a deeper sense of how a high-level computer works (which […]

Resource: DPLA Metadata Analysis: Part 1 – Basic stats on subjects

By the Editors | March 5, 2015

From the post: One a recent long flight (from Dubai back to Dallas) I spent some time working with the metadata dataset that the Digital Public Library of American’s (DPLA) provides on its site. I was interested in finding out the following pieces of information. What is the average number and standard deviation of subjects-per-record […]

Resouce: Adventures in Converting Subversion to Git

By the Editors | March 3, 2015

From the resource: While the Scholars’ Lab was founded in 2006, we manage a lot of projects that had their roots in the eText Center in the late 1990s. These projects have lived through the numerous “best practices” of the various eras, many still bearing the marks of those bygone eras (you see a lot of […]

Resource: How Do I Know If My Web Project Is Accessible?

By The Editors | February 24, 2015

From the post: How Do I Know If My Web Project Is Accessible? by Michael Beil I did a talk on accessibility this past Monday evening at Madison JavaScript, hosted at Widen Enterprises. The entire keynote is now over on Speaker Deck, so I thought that I would share it with you here. Here’s a list of […]

Resource: Getting Started with OpenRefine

By The Editors | February 19, 2015

Thomas Padilla has put together a tutorial on data preparation for the digital humanities using OpenRefine. It serves as a companion to the Data preparation for the Digital Humanities Workshop. Read the full post here.