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
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
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
At CNI 2014, I decided to pick a topic and focus, rather than graze on all the various and interesting issues being discussed. So I attended all the sessions that had to do with linked data plus related technologies and standards. Why… Continue Reading CNI fall 2014, Dispatch #2: It’s all about relationships
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.
I’m sitting in a meeting room on the 5th floor of Bobst Library (part of our Research Commons) adjacent to the Digital Studio. I’m here with three other people. The room is silent except for clicking keyboards and the occasional… Continue Reading Setting aside work time to play and experiment
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,
Testing: Embedding playlists YouTube: Eeeewwww I hate the way YouTube handles embedded playlists. I’ve got 3 videos in this playlist but you can’t tell that right off the bat when you load the page. Instead you have to notice the… Continue Reading Testing: Embedding playlists
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
Two months ago, in preparing to talk to a class of MLIS students at Catholic University about project portfolio management, I sent a very quick and totally unscientific survey to the Digital Library Federation’s Project Managers Group about their practice… Continue Reading Results of a Brief Survey on Portfolio Management
A number of us at NYU Libraries just emerged from a 2-day strategic planning retreat. We did loads of good work and have the draft of a plan that should keep us busy for the years to come. There were… Continue Reading Is “seamlessness” really a useful goal?
In order to more intelligently advise scholars about their options for creating websites, I’ve started investigating various website hosting platforms. I want to compare features and highlight the plusses and minuses of each for blogging, website hosting, content delivery, etc.… Continue Reading WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org