I've increasingly felt that digital journalism and digital humanities are kindred spirits, and that more commerce between the two could be mutually beneficial. That sentiment was confirmed by the extremely positive reaction on Twitter to a brief comment I made on the launch of Knight-Mozilla OpenNews, including from Jon Christensen (of the Bill Lane Center … Continue reading Digital Journalism and Digital Humanities
A long-running theme of this blog has been the perceived gulf between new forms of online scholarship—including the genre of the blog itself—and traditional forms such as the book and journal. I'm obviously delighted, then, about the outcome of One Week | One Tool, a week-long institute funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities … Continue reading Introducing Anthologize
Congrats to Matt Kirschenbaum on his thought-provoking article in the Chronicle of Higher Education, "Hamlet.doc? Literature in a Digital Age." Matt makes two excellent points. First, "born digital" literature presents incredible new opportunities for research, because manuscripts written on computers retain significant metadata and draft tracking that allows for major insights into an author's thought … Continue reading Shakespeare’s Hard Drive
Since its inception until today, this blog was powered by code I had written myself. Some people thought this took a lot of work; to be honest, it was just a few days of simple coding. As I noted at the beginning of this series on "Creating a Blog from Scratch," rather than using existing … Continue reading Creating a Blog from Scratch, Part 9: The Conclusion
A great example of what I've been calling the "fluidity of bibliography." WorldCat adds a feature that allows registered users to save and share lists of items they find in the WorldCat catalog. We tweak Zotero to work with it. Et voila--easy to find, save, share, grab, and re-share scholarly records.
The Nora text analysis and visualization project has a screencast out explaining how to use a new web interface to their server-based software.
Under the assumption that many readers of this blog don't receive the American Historical Association's magazine Perspectives, you might be interested in this article I wrote for the May 2007 issue. In the piece I discuss the Zotero project's connection to several recent trends in computing, and think ahead to what the Zotero server might … Continue reading Social and Semantic Computing for Historical Scholarship