8 January 2016

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Communicating with an Expanding Audience

I’m Heather, the Outreach and Assessment Coordinator for Project Vox. This blog post is about how Project Vox, a Digital Humanities Project, is working to reach a broader audience while still maintaining our original mission. Project Vox is a Duke Libraries initiative that works to highlight the contributions of early modern women philosophers who have Read more about Communicating with an Expanding Audience[…]

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Starting an undergraduate DH program

Last year, Meredith Goldsmith joined Duke University as a Humanities Writ Large Visiting Faculty Fellow, learning how to digitally map locations and movements in realistic fiction. She returned to Ursinus College to begin setting in place an undergraduate digital humanities program, armed with firsthand knowledge of digital tools that are within economic and pedagogic reach, the intellectual benefits Read more about Starting an undergraduate DH program[…]

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The care and feeding of digital scholarship

In the best of all possible worlds, digital scholarly projects are simple and striking, robust and adept, and immortal. In the real world, however, such idealistic notions elide the attention and effort required to create and sustain digital scholarship, and overlook the intellectual insight and growth that can emerge in the process. Digital scholarship is labor, producing effects and Read more about The care and feeding of digital scholarship[…]

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Look inside digital scholarship at the Feb 17 Open House

Each spring, Duke Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Services department hosts an open house event to showcase our project work over the past academic year.  We invite the Duke community to join us at 11:30 Friday, February 17 in the Edge Workshop Room (Bostock Library level 1) for lunch, a round of lighting talks, and a panel discussion. Anyone Read more about Look inside digital scholarship at the Feb 17 Open House[…]

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There is No Such Thing As Going Backward

In 1991, artist Agnes Martin wrote, “There is no such thing as going backward in anything. There is increased and decreased awareness, that is all, and increased awareness means increased disappointments.” Increased awareness cannot be underestimated. Here are a few tips I’ve learned from working on our digital projects: Bigger isn’t better: When it comes Read more about There is No Such Thing As Going Backward[…]

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Project Vox and Digital Object Identifiers

  Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) are meant to provide actionable, interoperable, persistent links to digital objects. They were developed by the publishing community as a method to “protect assets in the digital environment,” and have been governed by the International DOI Foundation since 1998. As for what objects a DOI can be assigned to, the Read more about Project Vox and Digital Object Identifiers[…]

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Learning to Embrace the Process in Long Term Projects, Processing Digital Archives

  When I joined the Digital Scholarship Services team last November, I knew in very general terms my goals and objectives as a Research Assistant for Dr. Charles McGuire’s Musical Festivals Database. Because the Musical Festivals Database was already established, I assumed my role in the project would be to add to the material, and Read more about Learning to Embrace the Process in Long Term Projects, Processing Digital Archives[…]

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Topic Modeling for beginners

Ever since I attended the Digital Design Research workshop, I’ve been hearing frequently about Mallet. So when I wrapped on my previous topic, I decided to choose Mallet as my next topic of experiment. When I talked to Will about this, he told me that “Mallet is an useful tool when you want to do Read more about Topic Modeling for beginners[…]

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Should libraries publish?

This August, I started a field experience in Digital Scholarship Services as part of my second year working towards a master’s degree at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at UNC-CH. Field experiences offer the opportunity to get hands on work experience in an area of interest, and to structure your internship in Read more about Should libraries publish?[…]

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Grad student opportunity – coordinate spring 2016 conference

I’m excited to share that Project Vox, a digital project we’ve been partnering with since spring 2014, is looking to hire a Duke graduate student assistant for the spring 2016 term, to help organize and run a conference at Duke University on pre-modern women philosophers (April 14-17). In addition to gaining experience organizing and promoting Read more about Grad student opportunity – coordinate spring 2016 conference[…]

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