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Ballad Sheet Forensics, Preservation, and the Digital Archive

Published on April 16, 2014 by in Miscellanea

Attached are the slides from my recent talk, “Ballad Sheet Forensics, Preservation, and the Digital Archive,” the final presentation at the Huntington Library’s Living English Broadside Ballads conference, April 4-5, 2014 (http://www.huntington.org/uploadedFiles/Files/PDFs/broadside_conf.pdf). The talk focused on the need to reconsider our understanding of what constitutes the “information” that we are

 
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EBBA Awarded 5th NEH Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Grant

Published on March 27, 2014 by in News

I’m excited to announce that today we received word that EBBA has been awarded its 5th NEH Collections and Reference Resources Grant.  Funding from this award will allow us to update the user interface, enhancing both human and machine access to the archive, and to add to the EBBA collection

 
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The Physical is the New Ephemeral

Published on March 13, 2014 by in Miscellanea

Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, the nascent period of what is now increasingly refered to as the Digital Humanities, one particular criticism dominated the academy at large’s resistance to the digital in all its forms: the ephemerality of the digital. Entire conferences, numerous books, and more journal articles and

 
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Making MARC Agnositc

I continue to receive many requests for the slides from my ALA2013 presentation on modeling the ESTC21 as an agnostic data store.* The technological challenge of the project is to design a system not only for managing the over 500,000 records in the union catalogue, but to develop a data

 
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Google’s Clandestine Effort to Change the English Language

Google recently rolled out what is destined to go down as its longest lasting innovation; and as far as I can tell, nobody’s really noticed. Carl “Ok Google Now” Google Now “Yes Carl?” Carl “Call Bob on his mobile” Google Now “Calling Bob on THEIR mobile” Ouch! The first time

 
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