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Staying True To The Source

As I mentioned in an earlier post, my Digital Scholarly Editing class is working to make a digital scholarly edition of the diary of World War I soldier Albert Woodman. That previous post went into some detail about our TEI … Continue reading

Bringing Questions into Focus (Groups)

In a previous post, I wrote at length about my participation in a practicum involving Susan Schreibman’s Versioning Machine, and about the design work that I was doing. However, my role in the practicum includes more than just design; I … Continue reading

Setting Limits: Knowing When to Stop Encoding

My Digital Scholarly Editing class has been hard at work recently preparing a website featuring the diaries of World War I soldier Albert Woodman. In doing so, we have needed to encode the handwritten diary in a machine-readable format. We … Continue reading

The World is Flat: Reasons for Incorporating Flat Design into the Versioning Machine

As a part of my studies in Digital Humanities, I am taking part in a Practicum involving the Versioning Machine, a text-comparison platform developed by Susan Schreibman. The interface allows for multiple versions of a TEI-encoded text to be displayed … Continue reading

What the Digital Means for the Analogue

In a previous post, I wrote about a trip to the National Archives in Ireland and about some of the data I’d photographed there. And I certainly have had a lot to say about Digital preservation. One thing that the … Continue reading

Spreading the Data Around – An Annotated Bibliography

After I finished writing an earlier post about Jordan Mechner’s experience with his Prince of Persia source code, I started thinking about methods of keeping data safe and accessible in the humanities. While the issue faced by Mechner was one … Continue reading

What Names Can (and Can’t) Tell Us

This past Monday, I went with Shane to the National Archives in Dublin, where we spent some time photographing documents for the Letters of 1916 project.  The project, now in its second year, aims to create a digital archive of … Continue reading

The Durability of Data: When Good Drives Go Bad

One of the topics that came up in the very first session of our core class, the appropriately titled “Digital Humanities: Theory and Practice”, was the issue of preserving digital data.  It is an easy assumption that once a book … Continue reading

10 PRINT “Hello World!”

This is where it all begins—but every beginning has a story, some kind of activation energy that got things moving in the first place.  Let me tell you a bit of mine, and lay down a bit of context for … Continue reading