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Resource: Historical Reminiscents EP 42 – Award Nominations

About the resource: Your team has completed a fantastic project and you’re considering submitting it for an award but are unsure of how to do so.  In this episode I talk about award nominations, building a project portfolio to support a nomination, and how to build compelling award narratives. I would love to hear your…

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Resource: Using Voyant-Tools to Formulate Research Questions for Textual Data

From the resource: What if text analysis could help with teaching the research process? In particular, with guiding students toward asking thoughtful and interesting research questions about the text? As opposed to traditional “close reading”, text analysis facilitates what many scholars call “distant reading”. In “distant reading”, texts can be analyzed at speeds and magnitudes…

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Resource: Temporal Network Analysis with R

About the resource: The reality is that most historical networks change over time. At certain points they may grow, or shrink, or dissolve completely. Actors or objects enter and exit these networks over the course of their existence. People or things may occupy highly central roles for a brief period of time – perhaps a day,…

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Resource: Ranke.2 – Source Criticism in the Digital Age

About the resource: The Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History C2DH is an interdisciplinary research centre at the University of Luxembourg. It serves as a national platform for debating topical issues in contemporary Luxembourgish history and for advancing the development and training of digital literacy among students and researchers at the University of Luxembourg….

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Resource: Why pay for what’s free? Finding open access and public domain articles

From the resource: It happens to most researchers all too often.  You see a reference or a link to an article that you’d love to read or use in your research.  It looks like the article is online.  But when you follow the link or look up the journal of venue it’s in, you’re confronted…

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Resource: salty – Turn Clean Data into Messy Data

From the resource: When teaching students how to clean data, it helps to have data that isn’t too clean already. salty is a new package that offers functions for “salting” clean data with problems often found in datasets in the wild, such as: pseudo-OCR errors inconsistent capitalization and spelling unpredictable punctuation in numeric fields missing…

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Resource: Google Dataset Search

About the resource: Similar to how Google Scholar works, Dataset Search lets you find datasets wherever they’re hosted, whether it’s a publisher’s site, a digital library, or an author’s personal web page. To create Dataset search, we developed guidelines for dataset providers to describe their data in a way that Google (and other search engines)…

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Resource: Rapid Response Research

From the resource: Rapid Response Research (RRR) projects are quickly deployed scholarly interventions in pressing political, social, and cultural crises. Together, teams of researchers, technologists, librarians, faculty, and students can pool their existing skills and knowledges to make swift and thoughtful contributions through digital scholarship in these times of crisis. The temporality of a rapid…

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Resource: Getting Ready for Teaching this Fall

From the resource: I just got back from Digital Pedagogy Lab, a week full of people sharing resources that can be implemented in our classes, if we start thinking about it [looks at calendar – weeps] now. But in order of ease, here are some things to get you started thinking about your teaching in…

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Resource: Memorandum of Understanding Collection

From the resource: The Digital Humanities Liaison (Rafia Mirza), Director of Scholarly Communication (Brett Currier), and The Research Data Librarian (Peace Ossom Williamson) have developed a workbook for the use of Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) in Libraries. We have developed a MOU template to apply to large scale collaborative projects. We have found that this…

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