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Untangling data

I’m looking for ideas for collecting, untangling and sharing data effectively. As a specific case study, I’m interested in creating an interactive model that captures and shares more detail than the paper tangle below can. The image below is known … Continue reading

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The humanities make for awkward data

I’m in the earliest stages of a project that hopes to combine data visualization and network analysis to cast light on English medieval scribes, medieval manuscripts, medieval texts, and the unstable connections between them. While generating a small sample dataset … Continue reading

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Visualizing Global Classroom Collaboration

Greetings Campers, Last week, my staff in New York City had the privilege of attending a reception for new Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee, who said, “use local experience to build global peace.” That concept resonates with our work at iEARN … Continue reading

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Creating your own database as a research tool

Numerous digital databases exist online for use by historians (i.e. the Old Bailey Proceedings Online; BnF Gallica, etc.). I feel that creating one’s own database (on a much smaller scale than these huge data collections) can be a great way … Continue reading

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Open data and content discussion proposal

Libraries, museums, and archives are chock full of content that is variably available for digital reuse. The current interest in linked data is one way that these types of institutions can unlock their metadata and content to make it available … Continue reading

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Hooray for volunteers!

Hello campers! As you know, ThatCamp is entirely organized by volunteers. So we wanted to recruit a couple more generous souls to help out at the event. Having some extra hands, for things like setting up and putting away the … Continue reading

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Web archiving / zotero translators

Two proposals to consider: Workshop: Writing a Zotero translator If there is interest, I would be happy to teach campers how to write a Zotero translator using the translator framework. No coding experience required (I hope; this may be wishful … Continue reading

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Discussion Proposal: Library Lab

I was hoping to have a general discussion around the designs my partners and I have put together for a Library Lab. The concept was developed for the Digital Public Library of America beta sprint, and is not being developed … Continue reading

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Email Gremlins

Hello Thatcampers! Something is wrong with our old email server (probably gremlins), and some emails were deleted before we got to read them. So we’ve set up a new account. From now on, please send all correspondences to moc.l1498391979iamg@1498391979aeray1498391979abpma1498391979ctaht1498391979. Sorry … Continue reading

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Some lodging information

Here are some links to hotels in the Mountain View area. The Marriot on El Camino Real: www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/sfomv-residence-inn-palo-alto-mountain-view/ Hampton Inn on Moffett Blvd, which should be very close to the event: hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/hotels/index.jhtml?xch=1043308611,1HLHTKnCz7shbc9llT50C1QPqkRKvL9rnTVhBcLDJJycVWG80Rp8!-1725667317!1317711554159&ctyhocn=NUQCAHX Hilton Garden on El Camino Real: hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/hotels/index.jhtml?xch=1043309436,1HLHTKnCz7shbc9llT50C1QPqkRKvL9rnTVhBcLDJJycVWG80Rp8!-1725667317!1317711554159&ctyhocn=SJCMVGI For … Continue reading

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