• Digital Culture Sites that Allison Digs

    Digital Culture Sites that Allison Digs

    Presented here are five different websites that I have discovered over the years which have fostered my interest in digital media. As a prospective graduate student, these sites (in one way or another) have provided inspiration and have shaped my interests in theories related to multimedia and human-computer interaction. All are fairly simple at the […]

  • Presenting about constellations: a cultural rhetorics publishing space at FemRhet

    A couple weeks ago at the Feminisms and Rhetorics conference in Dayton, OH, I presented my paper “Working with/in constellations: Orienting to Feminist Scholarly Publishing Practices.” My presentation, with other co-presenters (Malea Powell and Alex Hidalgo) on the panel, focused on the newly established journal constellations: a cultural rhetorics publishing space, which is the first pilot […]

  • Making the case for open licensing in cultural heritage institutions

    Making the case for open licensing in cultural heritage institutions

    For immediate release 1st September 2017 Making the case for open licensing in cultural heritage institutions Facet Publishing have announced the release of Open Licensing for Cultural Heritage by Gill Hamilton and Fred Saunderson. In the digital era, libraries, archives, museums and galleries are no longer constrained by the physical limitations of their buildings, analogue […]

  • Scalar & The College Art Association

      In January 2017, Dr. Nancy Um, Dr. Stephen H. Whiteman, and I embarked on a special project for the Art Bulletin.  We spent seven months translating Dr. Whiteman’s review of the Seattle Art Museum’s Chinese Painting & Calligraphy Catalog onto Scalar.  The text on Scalar is the same as what is written in the print journal. […]

  • A Review of the Spring 2017 Digital History Reviews

    Let me start by thanking Christina Davidson and Benjamin Weber for putting together this series of reviews for HASTAC.  The Journal of American History has been reviewing websites and other digital projects for sixteen years and the number of other places featuring academic reviews of digital history projects has increased over the last five to […]

  • Twarc: Learning to Extract & Understand Twitter Data

    I’m currently working on a research to document and explore the Twitter resistance movement that’s formed in the wake of the Trump administration. In order to visualize, save, and explore the vast number of tweets that have appeared under various accounts and hashtags during this time, I decided to turn to Twarc.  Developed by Ed […]

  • A fully online thesis as PhD

    A fully online thesis as PhD

    As a HASTAC Scholar I was a PhD candidate at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne in Australia. From the outset, I knew I was curating a digital space as thesis – a fully online digital research portfolio of my a/r/tographic practice. My methodologies and methods, are visual, and these visual practices require a site that opens the […]

  • The ‘why-to’ as well as the ‘how-to’ textbook for archivists

    The ‘why-to’ as well as the ‘how-to’ textbook for archivists

    Facet Publishing have announced the release of the second edition of Laura A Millar’s Archives: Principles and practices Originally published in 2010, the second edition of the Waldo Gifford Leland Award-winning textbook, Archives: Principles and practices, has been extensively revised to address the impact of digital technologies on records and archives. Written in clear language […]

  • In this post-truth world, can we still rely on archives to tell the truth?

    In this post-truth world, can we still rely on archives to tell the truth?

    Facet Publishing have announced the release of The Silence of the Archive by David Thomas, Simon Fowler and Valerie Johnson In recent years big data initiatives, not to mention Hollywood, the video game industry and countless other popular media, have reinforced and even glamorized the public image of the archive as the ultimate repository of […]

  • Notes from Personal Digital Archiving 2017

    At the end of March I traveled to Palo Alto to attend Personal Digital Archiving, hosted this year by Stanford University Libraries. This was my second time attending PDA (my first being last year, held at the University of Michigan) and my first time presenting at the conference. Over the course of two full days of presentations […]