This post was authored by Suzanne Raybuck, Intern with the Office of Digital Research and Scholarship in the Fall of 2019. Suzanne recounts her experience working with Special Collections Materials and creating a digital publication interface to display it online. The final version is not yet live, but this post contains previews of the interface.... Continue Reading →
Using R on Early English Books Online
This post explores the use of R for text analysis on the Early English Books Online - Text Creation Partnership texts.
Invisible Work, Fungible Labor
With the approaching Symposium on Invisible Work in the Digital Humanities, I’ve been thinking increasingly about my transition from graduate work in a “traditional academic department” to working in a library. As a graduate student, I was aware of the fact that my work was rendered invisible by the fact that it was often not... Continue Reading →
Discover DH: An Introduction to Digital Humanities Theories and Methods
For budding digital humanists, it can often be difficult to know what you need to learn. On top of writing for courses, exams, presentations, and learning the traditional work of your field, you now need to learn a series of unfamiliar methods and terms (many of them opaque acronyms: RDF, TEI, JSON). Even knowing where... Continue Reading →
Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Using maps to fill in gaps
Mapping could be used to visualize many other gaps in Wikipedia’s information base, and this is certainly not the only area in which Wikipedia is lacking. However, digital tools and resources like digital maps and Wikipedia could allow us to shift the focus towards important but underrepresented figures, events, and movements in the world’s history.
So FSU passed an open access policy… what does that mean for me?
Perhaps you are a new professor at Florida State University. And perhaps you have some articles you would like to publish. However, there are a few things getting in your way: Publishing contracts often confusing and restrictive, leaving faculty with little control over their work once it has been published The journals you would like... Continue Reading →
Visualizing FSU’s Digital Scholarship Network
Using Gephi to visualize the people, places and projects at Florida State.
Copyright in the Age of Digital Reproduction
* Editorial Note about Monkey Selfie - PIC BY A WILD MONKEY / DAVID SLATER / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: One of the photos that the monkey took with Davids camera. 1 of 2: This photo was the original photo the monkey took) - The photographer behind the famous monkey selfie picture is threatening to... Continue Reading →
Academia dot ed[you]?
A piece published in the Chronicle of Higher Education last week criticized Academia.edu and sparked discussion surrounding the role of for-profit companies in facilitating sharing and allowing access to scholarship. Or perhaps it is better to say “reignited,” as many of the issues brought up in the piece are topics of discussion in scholarly communications... Continue Reading →