Monthly Archives: October 2010

planning your research project…

Some tools that may be useful as you consider collaboration and design: ScribD, MediaWiki, Wikispaces, PBWiki, Anthologize and Google Docs. Plus, check out: TextSTAT, AntConc, Visual Thesaurus, Many Eyes, Open Street Map, and Digital Resource Tools (DiRT)…

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The beauty of Transcribing

I have to say that computers have never been a favorite tool of mine for things other than the basics (i.e. word documents, lab reports, email, games, facebook, etc.).  I never investigated the purpose or function of an XML document.  … Continue reading

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Me and Bentham…not the happiest couple

          I was really surprised at how quickly our class jumped into using the tool bar and transcribing. It took me a little longer to really get into it because of my lack of computer knowledge….but I started to feel … Continue reading

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Surprisingly…

Coming into class on Wednesday, I pretty much had no idea what the heck I was supposed to be doing with text encoding and XML. I was at a loss and was definitely NOT looking forward to it. However, once … Continue reading

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An Organ-Morphing Experience

I had and have no motivation to work on Transcribe Bentham. Hang on, let me explain. XML encoding is cool and useful, we’ve covered that at length in class. I found it hard, however, to give a flying hoohaw about … Continue reading

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Bentham project

Transcribe Bentham was definitely an interesting experience.  I liked the idea of working with XML and was decently comfortable with the idea of tags from previous usage.  I was also looking forward to transcribing on my own; however, the task … Continue reading

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Windmills for geese and Turkeys?

To be honest, coming into class I mostly skimmed over what was required to transcribe on the Bentham site. However, once getting into the actual process I found it to be something of interest. The best way I can make … Continue reading

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A heart changing experience

Before I came to class on Wednesday I was convinced in my heart of hearts that I was not going to be able to do this XML encoding project. I kinda felt lost when we were talking about it on … Continue reading

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A New Hobby

When we first began learning about text encoding, I, like much of the class, was frustrated. It was difficult for me to understand, even though I took a couple advanced webpage classes dealing with HTML in high school. I just … Continue reading

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An Eye-Opening Experience

First, I’ll say that I definitely shared some of my classmates’ opinions when I felt a large amount of pressure when asked to transcribe these important historical documents.  I have no idea what I’m doing in this situation, apart from … Continue reading

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tedious tricky transcriptions

It seems, so far, we all have a similar response – woo hoo! something fun to do :)  My thoughts exactly. We were actually doing something, vice reading or researching. The synapses were firing – and we loved it. I … Continue reading

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Transcribing Bentham

Honestly, I have to say today was extremely interesting, even a little fun. I didn’t have much of an opinion before we began transcribing except that I thought I wouldn’t be able to read the manuscripts and so would basically … Continue reading

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Me? A Digital Humanist?

Wow. Simply amazing. Text encoding initially confused me tremendously. I gradually became more familiar with the mark-up language, what an element was, what nesting means, etc. As we began Transcribe Bentham, the guidelines on the website made sense as I … Continue reading

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The Joy of Transcribing

“All you need is the desire to make beautiful things happen on canvas.”  Sorry, but I just can’t help but make a Bob Ross reference here.  Now sure, I’d be lying if I told you that I enjoyed Transcribing Bentham … Continue reading

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My reaction to Mark-up

Before taking this class, I never even thought about mark-up, manuscripts, or personally interpreting literature. Now, I think it’s pretty awesome. This is probably the most interesting thing that we have done so far in the semester, well to me … Continue reading

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about the DH project assignment

Several good questions have been raised via email, so I’m sharing them here: Q: “[I]n not [having received] any examples of project ideas, I didn’t/don’t know where to start.” A: I’ve been reluctant to offer specific examples, as my concern … Continue reading

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Notes on TEI

Text encoding Key terms TEI– Text encoding initiative, international group of scholars working to establish a guideline and standard to represent text in the digital form- how you use markup language to describe text, P5 is the current version of … Continue reading

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research project

The guidelines are posted here. Be sure to review them ASAP and to come to class Monday with questions.

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Old Topic, Another View

I know we discussed digital immigrants vs. digital natives a while ago, but I stumbled upon this article while checking my email Message to Parents: Keep your kid’s tiny hands off the iPhone! I found myself smiling at the thought … Continue reading

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Social Media Roundtable

A little dated, I know, but I was reading Time magazine yesterday and it contained printed highlights from this video. Couldn’t help but think of you guys and gals. Social Media Roundtable

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