- Bookworm – a ngram viewer, or tool to visualize trends in texts.
- This syllabus from Rachel Sagner Buurma, which incorporates digital methods and tools throughout the course
Upcoming: I’m in the middle of writing an account of HTRC 15 (though you can see my tweets and retweets here), and I plan to write a post on Anelise H. Shrout‘s recent visit to my department to give a talk and a workshop (spoiler alert: both were great).
I made the mistake of not posting while visiting family over the holidays, especially since digital history seems to have dominated this years AHA conference. By the end of the week I’ll make a separate post on digital history and this year’s AHA, and soon afterwards a post on digital history in the classroom. Also stayed tune for a post on mapping and history. Until then:
- DPLA is hosting a free webinar on January 22 on Metadata Aggregation: “… it seems timely to start a conversation about metadata aggregation practices among our current and potential Hubs, their partners, and really, anyone else interested in sharing and enhancing metadata. It seems that there’s always something to learn about metadata aggregation, and we’re hopeful that DPLA can be a conduit for a discussion about some of the fundamental concepts and requirements for local practice and aggregation at scale.”
- The Oral History Metadata Synchronizer from the The Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the University of Kentucky Libraries: “The primary purpose for OHMS is to empower users to more effectively and efficiently discover information in an oral history interview online by connecting the user from a search result to the corresponding moment in an interview. OHMS is an open source, web-based application designed to improve the user experience you provide for oral history, no matter what CMS or repository you use.”