By Scott B. Weingart
What I really want to highlight, though, is a brand new feature introduced by Wallace Hooper: automated Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA) of the entire corpus. For those who are not familiar with it, LSA is somewhat similar LDA, the algorithm driving the increasingly popular Topic Models used in Digital Humanities. They both have their strengths and weaknesses, but essentially what they do is show how documents and terms relate to one another.
We are thrilled to announce the launch of a new site, Viewshare.org, a platform for empowering curators, archivists, and librarians to provide access to the digital cultural heritage objects they are preserving.
Interesting discussion of how to use IRC channels to show people how much Wikipedia is actively curated, without requiring them to reload the recent changes page, connect to some cryptic IRC channels, or dig around in some (wonderfully) detailed statistics. More importantly, could it be done in a playful way?
easygui provides several very-easy-to-use dialogue boxes that look native to the operating system and that provide a comforting means of choosing directories and files or entering bits of text into a program. They also help abstract one’s script from specific example texts or current obsession. For the rest of this post, I’ll provide a quick and easy tutorial on using
easygui and some usage scenarios.
A slideshare of the presentation “Creative Commons & Digital Preservation” by Jane Park of Creative Commons.
A Slideshare of the “Born-Digital: An Archival Approach” presentation by Jackie Dooley, Program Officer at OCLC Research to the Digital Library Federation.
Slides from “From Crowd Knowledge to Machine Knowledge: use cases with semantics & user interaction in cultural heritage collections” by Lora Aroyo, VU University Amsterdam.
Here’s how you can customize the look of your network visualization so that you can see what you need to see.
Presented to the University of Michigan Teaching and Technology Collaborative (TTC), the presentation, “Introducing the Digital Humanities,” was a whirlwind tour of new large-scale databases and tools for conducting and storing research, and a demonstration of some of the interactive platforms for broadcasting and publishing findings. We examined the digital humanities as a dynamic field (or perhaps “set of practices” is a better descriptor) that relies on and benefits from the scale of the Information Age and which, in equal measure, provides a uniquely humanist take on the new media making such scale possible.
The University of California and several other major research institutions have partnered to develop the DMPTool, a flexible online application to help researchers generate data management plans—simple but effective documents for ensuring good data stewardship.