Author: jeff

A workshop on social network analysis

See the W&L DH blog for a trip report for a workshop on social network analysis that I recently took with a colleague and students to Philadelphia.

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2015: end of year review

Just saw this post sitting in my drafts folder. For some reason I never hit published…probably needed to add more…but now it’s 2017. I should write a 2016 review. Anything, going to go ahead and put this out to there. Maybe I will write about 2016 before it’s 2018. Made it through another year and […]

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Books I’m reading lately #1

An occasional series of books  I read or in the process of reading, most recent first…this list is long since I’m including the books I read since July 2016. Towards Relational Sociology by Nick Crossley The Original 1939 Notebook of a Return to the Native Land by Aimé Césaire, translated by A. James Arnold and […]

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Readings on data and statistical services for a liberal arts college

I’m beginning to do some scenario planning on what will data and statistical services offered by the library look like in 10-15 years. As part of that activity I’m compiling a list of articles, websites, & presentations that will help inform that perspective. Many of these come from the article Teaching the next generation of statistics students […]

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Linked Open Data & Literary Networks

We had the first meeting today of what we’re calling our Linked Open Data Working Group. In addition to myself, group members are Mackenzie Brooks (Digital Humanities Librarian), Jeff Knudson (Senior Technology Architect/ITS), and Brandon Walsh (Mellon Digital Humanities Fellow). What is it we want to accomplish through this group? Develop a better understanding of […]

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DH as a trojan horse for information literacy

The digital humanities (DH) represent an academic library’s greatest opportunity for strengthening its role in the curriculum and research. DH provides a frame for understanding the creative process of scholarship. The methods and tools within DH are not unique to disciplines within the humanities. The core activities of DH reflect the fundamental hallmarks of information […]

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First-year writing courses & DH

We’re half-a-year into our 4-year Mellon DH grant. On my way back from DLF in Vancouver at the end of October, I got stranded in the Chicago airport for most of the day. Those “opportunities” provide plenty of time to think. For a couple of years W&L has been issuing an open call to faculty to […]

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Readings on electronic literature, or conversations on digital narrative

I initially prepared the following list in preparation to guest lecture in an upcoming creative writing (fiction) course that will introduce students to ways of telling a story in digital media that takes forms other than linear prose. First, why the term electronic literature (e-lit)? That’s a stiff sounding term that is a throwback to an earlier time before […]

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E-lit postings by Illya Szilak

Over the course of a year (late 2012 – late 2013) author Illya Szilak wrote a series of articles on Huffington Post about electronic literature that are worth reading for anyone interested in the topic. Szilak is the author of Queerskins – A Novel and Reconstructing Mayakovsky – A Novel of the Future. Unlike most […]

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