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Writing in 3D with D3: Data Driven Documents Matt Burton I spent an afternoon the other day finally digging into a very interesting JavaScript library (library in the programming sense as in collection of code available for re-use) for creating data visualizations. The library is called D3.js or just D3, which stands for Data Driven […]

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This week’s DCW offers field reports from two key humanities and DH conferences: the Digital Humanities annual meeting in Hamburg and the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAr) meeting at UC Santa Barbara. Please join the conversation by adding comments and questions below! DH Convenes in Hamburg Miriam Posner I’m still reeling […]

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DCW Volume 1 Issue 9 – Microsoft and Mizzou

by Korey Jackson on July 20, 2012

M-I-Z W-T-F: University of Missouri Press Update Zach Coble As a Mizzou alum, a Columbia, Missouri native, and someone interested in improving the scholarly communication system, I am embarrassed by recent developments concerning the University of Missouri Press. The University announced earlier this week this that it would not, as it had indicated two months […]

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DCW Volume 1 Issue 8 – DPLA and Whole Grain Serial

by Korey Jackson on July 13, 2012

This week’s issue revisits the Digital Public Library of America and offers a progress report as we approach the April 2013 launch. We also look at recent posts from MLA Scholarly Communication Director Kathleen Fitzpatrick and digital artist Kyle McDonald, each confronting the ways public authorship is changing the contours of scholarly and artistic production. […]

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This week’s issue explores the terrain of digital mapping (and “unmapping), the economics and legislation of open education resources (OER), and the kinds of humanities data analysis that have been around for quite a bit longer than the term “DH” or the vogue of big data. Feel free to add comments or questions below! Mapping […]

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DCW Volume 1 Issue 6 – DH Mad Libs

by Korey Jackson on June 29, 2012

The theme of this week’s issue is a fill-in-the-blank question: “How should __________ deal with DH?” And while the answers are necessarily context dependent, they all share a common thread: profound enthusiasm coupled with profound ambivalence. The enthusiasm stems from the shared goals of both the LIS and DH communities: “scale-up!” “collaborate!” “make!” “do!” “think […]

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This week’s issue explores the (now notorious) pitfalls of MOOC-ish thinking and how superbig online learning communities might benefit from the guild model of online roleplaying games. We also offer a brief retrospective of this year’s THATCamp CHNM and muse on the power of the THATCamp ethos to resist posture and encourage curiosity. As always, […]

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This week’s DCW comes right smack dab in the middle of THATCamp CHNM where there have already been a number of productive workshops about using Git and GitHub to create collaborative humanities projects, hacking WordPress, alternative (disruptive) pedagogy, and much more (I’ll make a hard promise now to offer up a full report next week). In this […]

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DCW Volume 1 Issue 3 – Distant and Familiar

by Korey Jackson on June 8, 2012

This week’s DCW explores the spaces between scholars and their subject matter (think ‘distant reading’–or perhaps ‘macro reading’ is more accurate), between entrants and experts, and between the skills we espouse and the skills we actually need. Between, in other words, distance and familiarity. Digital Skill for Humanities Graduate Students Amy E. Earhart I read […]

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In this week’s issue, our authors discuss the many faces of shame and web writing, the business (and commodification) of academic publishing, big data at the library, creating encoding standards for archives and archival materials, and open education and digital pedagogy. If there’s a through-line to trace in the five articles below, it’s the idea that […]

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