Meetings with Books: Special Collections in the 21st Century

January 9, 2015
Meetings with Books: Special Collections in the 21st Century

Meetings with Books: Special Collections in the 21st Century is a recent publication of the McGill University Library and Archives that emerged from a 2013 conference focused on Raymond Klibansky’s library. Despite its rather minimalist looking book-cover (you can’t always judge…), the print volume is very impressive (as an object, in addition to its stimulating...

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Novel™

August 28, 2014
Novel™

I’m very pleased to be a part of a new project called Novel™ (text mining the novel – I love the project name), a SSHRC-funded initiative led by Andrew Piper. I consider this to be a bit of a dream team, with many colleagues...

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Day of Digital Humanities 2014

April 9, 2014
Day of Digital Humanities 2014

Given that I haven’t been the most prolific blogger in recent months, I thought I’d mirror my contributions to this year’s instance of DayOfDH. I find it fascinating that DayOfDH continues to flourish as an annual event even though it seems to me that...

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Custom Word Lists in Cirrus

November 24, 2013
Custom Word Lists in Cirrus

Cirrus is a Wordle-like word cloud visualization tool in Voyant. As with most tools in Voyant, Cirrus is primarily intended to be used with a user-defined collection of texts...

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Digital Craft and Humanistic Perspectives Beyond Academia

September 24, 2013
Digital Craft and Humanistic Perspectives Beyond Academia

This post is a short position paper drafted for an event entitled The Future of Graduate Education and Training in the Humanities (hosted by IPLAI and funded by a SSHRC...

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HTML Extraction

September 19, 2013
HTML Extraction

(this is a document in progress) Getting Setup There’s no one way or best way to extract text from HTML, and there’s no best scripting language . Here I’m...

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