• Digital Humanities in Asia-Pacific: A Webinar Recap

    Last Friday I convened a Digital Friday webinar called Digital Humanities in Asia-Pacific with University Librarian of UC Merced Haipeng Li and Academic Librarian of New Jersey City University Min Chou. With Shu-han Rebekah Wong from Hong Kong Baptist University, both are co-editors of the newest edited volume called Digital Humanities and Scholarly Research Trends […]

  • Adventures in Archives!

    Today I spent most of the day rummaging around in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library in Butler Library at Columbia University.  I am new to archival research, and much enjoying this research methodology! The collection I was studying is the McDougal collection.  The collection is an extensive collection of papers from the professional documents […]

  • Adventures in the Archive: Text Mining Pan Am Periodicals

    Adventures in the Archive: Text Mining Pan Am Periodicals

    Adventures in the Archive: Text Mining Pan Am Periodicals  Pan American Airlines was the major international airline for much of the 20thcentury, the United State’s unofficial national airline, and responsible for many of the innovations in air travel that are still with us today. Following bankruptcy in 1991, University of Miami acquired its archives and, […]

  • Searching for Queer Miami

    I thought it might be appropriate to begin my first HASTAC Scholars post with a look at my present UGrow fellowship with HistoryMiami Museum. This year, in lieu of teaching, I have spent two days a week at HistoryMiami, primarily assisting the archives department with cleaning the metadata for their digital records in preparation for a […]

  • How to Cope with the Dreaded–I mean, AMAZING– “Revise and Resubmit”

    How to Cope with the Dreaded–I mean, AMAZING– “Revise and Resubmit”

    The Dreaded Amazing “Revise and Resubmit” Perhaps the biggest turning point in my career as a researcher and writer came the day that it dawned on me that receiving a “revise and resubmit” (or any kind of professional feedback) was a gift, not a curse and a condemnation.   The first few times, it felt like, […]

  • Grant Writing and Digital Projects

    Ode to the beloved grant application–being forced to engage in that awkward dance of showcasing your brilliant project proposal while featuring why you, with all of your skills and experience, are the ideal candidate to execute your project without gloating too much or simply regurgitating your CV in narrative form. Though most seem to sigh and groan […]

  • Valuable insight into social tagging as a form of linked data

    Valuable insight into social tagging as a form of linked data

    Facet Publishing announce the release of Social Tagging in a Linked Data Environment, edited by Dr Diane Rasmussen Pennington and Dr Louise Spiteri Social tagging (including hashtags) is used over platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, WordPress, Tumblr and YouTube across countries and cultures meaning that one single hashtag can link information from a variety […]

  • Information Rights for Records Managers

    Information Rights for Records Managers

    Facet Publishing have announced the release of Information Rights for Records Managers by Rachel Maguire, Records Manager and Data Protection Officer at the London School of Economics. Information Rights is a term covering legislation that allows the request of information from a public sector organisation. This book will help records managers, information managers, archivists and […]

  • New edition of Philip Hider’s essential information organization textbook

    New edition of Philip Hider’s essential information organization textbook

    Facet Publishing have announced the release of the second edition of Information Resource Description: Creating and managing metadata. The second edition of Information Resource Description provides an overview of the range of activities and the products of these activities collectively referred to as ‘information organization’ and will be ideal for  LIS students, information professionals wishing […]

  • Collections, Provenance, and TEI with the William Blake Archive

    Collections, Provenance, and TEI with the William Blake Archive

      Collections, Provenance, and TEI with the William Blake Archive During the Spring of 2018, I served as a project assistant with the William Blake Archive. I was initially drawn to the William Blake Archive for several reasons. First, the Archive is a foundational DH project. Its depth and multi-institutional workflow serve as a model […]