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IIIF will fundamentally change the way we deliver and use images on the web

Note: this was originally posted on the NYU Digital Scholarship Services blog.  Wouldn’t it be great to be able to virtually reconstruct a manuscript whose physical pages are dispersed among multiple archives? How about easily using a virtual lightbox to… Continue Reading IIIF will fundamentally change the way we deliver and use images on the web

You do the best you can with what you know

You do the best you can with what you know

This is a lightly re-edited post that I originally shared with my NYU colleagues. I’m posting here because I thought the process of making do with the technology one has and understands might resonate with other self-taught technologists.  I thought I’d… Continue Reading You do the best you can with what you know

How to download multiple PDFs from webpages and prepare them for text analysis

How to download multiple PDFs from webpages and prepare them for text analysis

I’m just picking up an old, neglected research project that involves downloading lots of individual article PDFs linked from webpages, stringing these PDFs together into yearly journal volumes, then turning the PDFs into plain text in order to run them through… Continue Reading How to download multiple PDFs from webpages and prepare them for text analysis

CNI fall 2014, Dispatch #1: 12/7 Executive Roundtable on Supporting Digital Humanities

I’m here in Washington, DC for the Coalition for Networked Information‘s 2014 fall membership meeting. CNI meetings are typically attended by heads of libraries and heads of library or campus information technology. I came to participate in yesterday’s Executive Roundtable on… Continue Reading CNI fall 2014, Dispatch #1: 12/7 Executive Roundtable on Supporting Digital Humanities

Biases and errors in our tools: how do you cope? Reflections of a newcomer to textual analysis.

Biases and errors in our tools: how do you cope? Reflections of a newcomer to textual analysis.

On February 22, 2014, I had the pleasure of moderating a panel at the NYU Humanities Initiative entitled Using Digital Tools in the Classroom and in Research. (Here are the videos of 3 of the 4 panelists’ presentations and the… Continue Reading Biases and errors in our tools: how do you cope? Reflections of a newcomer to textual analysis.

“Digital humanities in higher education” @ ITHAKA Sustainable Scholarship conference 2013,

Update: This session was videotaped and you can watch it here http://vimeo.com/album/2611239/video/79505431 Today I took part in a panel entitled “Digital humanities in higher education” at the ITHAKA Sustainable Scholarship Conference 2013. This panel included Karen Calhoun (moderator), AUL Organizational Development and… Continue Reading “Digital humanities in higher education” @ ITHAKA Sustainable Scholarship conference 2013,

Day of Digital Humanities, 2013

As part of the “Day of Digital Humanities, 2013” (Monday, 4/8/2013), I’ll be blogging over here about my day of digital scholarship.

Supporting Digital Scholarship in Research Libraries: Scalability and Sustainability

Monica McCormick and I just published an article entitled “Supporting Digital Scholarship in Research Libraries: Scalability and Sustainability” in the Journal of Library Administration special issue “Digital Humanities in Libraries: New Models for Scholarly Engagement,” edited by Barbara Rockenbach (Columbia University).… Continue Reading Supporting Digital Scholarship in Research Libraries: Scalability and Sustainability

Supporting Digital Humanities in the Library: Creating Sustainable & Scalable Services

At the Digital Library Federation 2011 forum, Monica McCormick (NYU’s Digital Scholarly Publishing Officer) and I participated in a session called “Supporting Digital Humanities in the Library” along with colleagues from Emory University: Tim Bryson, Miriam Posner, and Alain St. Pierre.… Continue Reading Supporting Digital Humanities in the Library: Creating Sustainable & Scalable Services

Why understanding the Digital Humanities is key for libraries.

I just read a recent blog post by MITH Director Neil Fraistat, “The Questions(s) of Digital Humanities,” in which he discusses the Digital Humanities not just as a set of practices enacted by humanists, but as a field or discipline… Continue Reading Why understanding the Digital Humanities is key for libraries.

“Why Digital Humanities?” Notes from a panel discussion at NYU.

I just got back from a panel discussion at NYU entitled “Why Digital Humanities,” co-sponsored by NYU’s Center for Teaching Excellence and NYU’s Humanities Initiative. It featured Kathleen Fitzpatrick (professor of Media Studies, Pomona College, visiting scholar at NYU, and co-editor… Continue Reading “Why Digital Humanities?” Notes from a panel discussion at NYU.

A patron at my own library: the view from the other side.

I’ve just started a six-month sabbatical to begin work on several projects. As I turn my attention from the daily responsibilities of my job to the professional projects I planned for this leave, I have the opportunity to look at… Continue Reading A patron at my own library: the view from the other side.

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