From the post:
In a recent news post, the European Association for Digital Humanities (EADH) draws attention to a new open access book by Julianne Nyhan and Andrew Flinn (both at University College London), Computation and the Humanities: Towards an Oral History of Digital Humanities. As EADH notes, “By taking an oral history approach, this book explores questions like, among others, researchers’ earliest memories of encountering computers and the factors that subsequently prompted them to use the computer in Humanities research.”
Read more here. Access the book here.
The Library of Congress has published “On a Collections as Data Imperative” by Thomas Padilla (UC Santa Barbara).
From the Article:
Libraries support individuals working through the many facets of complexity that constitute the human condition. The collections as data conversation is an extension of this tradition – provision of the means for meaning making. Disposition toward the work is unadorned, grounded by engagement with community need and vested in the challenges and opportunities latent in the traces of human action gathered, described, preserved, and provided access to. Typically, these traces are called collections. What might be gained by thinking of the digital objects that comprise them as data? Within this question lies the potential of a collections as data imperative.
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