About the resource: We are thrilled to announce the official release of “Managing Qualitative Social Science Data,” a free, interactive, self-guided online course. The course was developed by Diana Kapiszewski and Sebastian Karcher of the Qualitative Data Repository (QDR), and draws on their extensive experience teaching classes and workshops on managing and sharing research data….

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About the resource: The Smithsonian Institute has released almost 3 million digital objects through its Open Access portal, most of which are in the public domain under the Creative Commons 0 (CC0) license. This collection includes both 2D and 3D items from the Smithsonian’s collections in addition to 173-years of staff-created data, and spans the…

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About the resource: The Web just got a little bit more reliable. Available today, starting with version 1.4 of its desktop browser, Brave has added a 404 detection system, with an automated Wayback Machine lookup process to its desktop browser. By default, it now offers users one-click access to archived versions of Web pages that…

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About the resource: Our President of the Board of Directors, Jennifer Edmond, is the editor of this newly published volume on ‘Digital Technology and the Practices of Humanities Research’ published by Open Book Publishers in Open Access. The book illuminates the different forces underlying the shifting practices in humanities research today. How does technology impact…

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From the resource: Jupyter notebooks have seen enthusiastic adoption in the data science community, to an extent where they are increasingly replacing Microsoft Word as the default authoring environment for research. Within digital humanities literature, one can find references to Jupyter notebooks (split off from iPython, or interactive Python, notebooks in 2014) dating to 2015….

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From the resource: Second, you need to communicate your research to whomever you can find, wherever and whenever you can. Just like an entrepreneur, you need to have a 30-second, 1-minute, 3-minute and 5-minute versions of your research project. Think of it as pitching your research project and include all the essential parts (topic and…

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From the resource: Over the summer of 2019, inspired by the promising results in articles like Romanov et al. 2017, I set out to use the Kraken OCR software on a variety of texts. Kraken, see their website or their repository, is open-source command line software that is capable of reaching accuracy rates in the high nineties for Arabic and Persian printed text. Kraken is not equipped to handle every text – I recommend…

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