In many projects, the collection of data results in a list of items whose distribution can be shown spatially. The process of Geocoding assigns a location (or set of locations) to an item of data; perhaps the site of a battle, the source of a text or the home of notable person. Such visualisations allow for new perspectives on the relationships of data , spatial or otherwise
Image Science Associates has released “Establishing Spatial Resolution Requirements for Digitizing Transmissive Content: A Use Case Approach.” This study was conducted for the Still Image Working Group of the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative
In the early 1900s, John Wanamaker, a political figure and well-known merchant, coined one of the most famous quotes about advertising: “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted. The trouble is, I don’t know which half.”
This database contains demographic information about the City of New York in the 1730s and 1740s. I compiled this data for my research into an alleged slave rebellion in 1741.
Unknown No Longer: A Database of Virginia Slave Names contains personal information about enslaved Virginians gleaned from some of the more than eight million processed manuscripts in VHS collections
Sarah Higgins has published “Digital Curation:The Emergence of a New Discipline” in the latest issue of the International Journal of Digital Curation.
The TEI Special Interest Group on Libraries has released version three of the Best Practices for TEI in Libraries: A Guide for Mass Digitization, Automated Workflows, and Promotion of Interoperability with XML Using the TEI.
The Social Media Research Foundation is pleased to announce the immediate availability of ThreadMill 0.1. ThreadMill is a free and open application that consumes message thread data and produces reports about each author, thread, forum, and board along with visualizations of the patterns of connection and activity. ThreadMill is written in Ruby, and depends on MongoDB, SinatraRB, HAML, and Flash to collect, analyze, and report data about collections of conversation threads.
The Strategic Content Alliance has released Revenue, Recession, Reliance: Revisiting the SCA/Ithaka S+R Case Studies in Sustainability (PDF)