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Slides from Talk at Huntington Library Conference on Broadside Ballads

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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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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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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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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It’s Always Been About Big Data

Published on August 17, 2013 by in Miscellanea

In 1668 the British Royal Society undertook its first official publication, An Essay Towards a Real Character, and a Philosophical Language, penned by the Society’s first secretary, John Wilkins. Wilkins’ ambitious work proposed to create a universal language, intelligible to all nations and peoples, as a means of facilitating and

 
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