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Library as Agent of [Re]Contextualization: presentation available online

July 1st, 2009 in DigiLib BLog 0 comments

I’ve uploaded the talk I gave last week at Digital Humanities 2009, “Library as Agent of [Re]Contextualization.” Its text is here [PDF], and the slides are available on SlideShare.

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DH09: Funding the Digital Humanities

June 25th, 2009 in DigiLib BLog 0 comments

Last session of the conference, and a good thing, because I’m just about burned out on the intense blogging for hours on end. The sadness over this exciting, inspiring, fun conference ending will set in in a few hours.

Claire Warwick makes an announcement about the poster competition: the award for outstanding poster goes to “Bringing Southern Oral Histories Online” by Natasha Smith and her group from UNC Chapel Hill! Congratulations!

Next up, Harold Short and Julia Flanders, presidents of ALLC and ACH respectively. They thank the organizers, it’s truly been a fantastic conference. Harold invites us to London in July 2010 for DH10! Kings College London will be hosting. KCL is situated right on the Thames, is culturally partnered with BL, BM, Tate, Globe, National Theatre, National Gallery, Guildhall School of Music & Drama… what’s not to like? Conf co-hosted by Centre for Computing in the Humanities and the Centre for e-Research; conference itself takes place on the Strand campus of KCL. Affordable student accommodations at $55/night! (Holy cats, that’s fantastic for the center of London!) All roads lead to DH10, 7-11 July. And check out the website.

The conference after that, Digital Humanities 2011, will be at 2011, with local hosts Glen Worthey and Matt Jockers.

Neil Fraistat presents the last dance: “we have the best chance of keeping you the longest if we put the money at the end.” Each panelist speaks for up to 7min, discussing an actual grantee or a few important challenges that their grantees have tackled, or identify what they see as the 2-3 most important challenges to the field at present. When presentations are done, floor will open for general discussion.

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DH09 Thursday, session 3: terminology, text as gamespace, architecture

June 25th, 2009 in DigiLib BLog 0 comments

Walked in in the middle of Stuart Moulthrop’s talk; a big shame–I’d been looking forward to it. Right now he’s talking about cranky digital poets, like for example John Cayley who reportedly has a problem with people making distinctions between literature and the literary.

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DH09 Thursday, session 2: computational stylistics, Memmott, Pynchon

June 25th, 2009 in DigiLib BLog 1 comment

Louisa Connors is up first; “Complementary critical tradition and Elizabeth Cary’s Tragedy of Mariam.”

Proposition: a computational stylistic analysis of function words in two sets of texts from the same period and related genres can support more traditional approaches to literary analysis of those texts.

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DH09 Thursday, session 1: libraries!

June 25th, 2009 in DigiLib BLog 0 comments

The first paper was mine; naturally, I’m not going to blog it. But I’ll post a link to a PDF version of my talk here, and will Tweet it too. Stay tuned.

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DH09 Wednesday, session 4: hermeneutics, transcription and dead projects

June 24th, 2009 in DigiLib BLog 0 comments

First up, Stan Ruecker and Alan Galey (Stan presenting), “Design as a Hermeneutic Process: Thinking Through Making from Book History to Critical Design.”

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DH09 Wednesday, session 3: tools for text analysis

June 24th, 2009 in DigiLib BLog 1 comment

Oh, this’ll be good.

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DH09: ACH general meeting

June 24th, 2009 in DigiLib BLog 0 comments

The Association for Computers and the Humanities wants YOU to be a member. You get an OUP journal subscription out of it! And ACH, one of the organizations putting on this conference, is funded by its membership dues. Do it, folks.

Stefan Sinclair, chair of the ACH jobs effort, is putting on a jobs slam! Like speed-dating, but different. Job seekers are going to spend 30 seconds each presenting themselves, and perhaps they’ll get hooked up with jobs. But first, job opportunities:

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DH09 Wednesday, session 1: managing information

June 24th, 2009 in DigiLib BLog, Preservation 1 comment

First up, Melissa Terras of University College London. “Digital Curiosities: Resource Creation Via Amateur Digitization”

Melissa has spent a lot of time studying images, and in most cases was studying images in/from institutions. But what about collections (of all sorts, not just images) created by people who aren’t affiliated with institutions? They’re actually quite interesting, and Melissa studied them using the following methods:

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DH09 Tuesday: Christine Borgman keynote

June 23rd, 2009 in DigiLib BLog 0 comments

[note to self: read Gibson’s Spook Country.]
[OK, I’ll admit: I’m tired and punchy. Hopefully, I’ll do some justice to Borgman’s talk.]

“Scholarship in the Digital Age: Blurring the boundaries between the sciences and the humanities.”

Borgman’s Scholarship in the Digital Age: Information, Infrastructure and the Internet was published by MIT Press in 2007. Well received and worth reading. What’re you waiting for? Here it is! Encourage your local library to get a copy! And now, on to the talk.

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