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Voyant for Collation and in the Classroom, pt.1

As Josh Honn pithily describes it, “Voyant is a suite of tools collocated into a single, interactive web environment.” In these posts, I’ll concentrate on Voyant for collation work (pt. 1) and using Voyant to help students “screw around” (to use a phrase of Stephen Ramsay’s) with the nineteenth-century novel (pt. 2). First, Voyant is incredibly easy to use....

Juxta Desktop, Juxta Commons

As I mentioned in my previous post, I’ve been interested in using Juxta to compare two versions of the nineteenth-century novel, The Missionary. Originally released in 1811, The Missionary was edited and rereleased in 1859 under the new title Luxima, the Prophetess. Inspired by work like Ben Fry’s (a few years old, but still one of the most compelling examples...

In which I introduce myself!

I’ve been asked numerous times how I will be funded this summer. Occasionally, the question is motivated by sheer politeness—“And, what are your plans for this summer?” I think more often, though, the question is born of the asker’s empathy and familiarity with the advanced graduate student’s enormously unstable financial situation. “And, what are your...
Creating an Online Scholarly Presence

Creating an Online Scholarly Presence

  The above slides were originally presented to graduate students in Music as part of Dr. Dobroski‘s ”Music and the Academy” course at Northwestern University, on May 21, 2013. What follows is a more formal version of my remarks. The goals of this presentation on creating an online scholarly presence are (1) to broadly introduce beginners to...

JLA editorial board resigns

Updated 7-11-2013 to correct the link to Micah Vandegrift’s blog post. Last spring, I contributed an article to the Journal of Library Administration’s issue on special collections, and found myself in an annoying tussle with Taylor & Francis over their licensing terms. The overwhelming impression I had was that the agreement was a mishmosh of...
DH & Data Management Plans

DH & Data Management Plans

This post originally appeared on the Chicago DH email list. Chicago DH is an informal group of scholars, technologists, librarians, and others dedicated to sharing digital humanities events, announcements, questions, and discussions in and around Chicago. To join the group, please visit https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!forum/chicago-dh.   As I’m sure many of you are aware, data management plans are...