Weekly Roundup: April 5


  • 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).


My HTRC 2015 via Twitter

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Weekly Roundup: February 21

Queer Relationships

  • “We must always remember who’s behind the screen. We must recognize that the text, audio, and video we engage with online are not artifacts. They are people, parts of people who are really, truly sitting behind those many invisible screens. They are people — laughing, crying, cursing people — who we affect every time we engage with digital media. As digital educators, we must vow to never become Clippy. We must remember the people, even when shrouded in anonymity, even when blind peer-reviewing, even when we encounter trolls.”

This piece by Adam Heidebrink-Bruno on connecting with students across digital/online platforms: Clippy’s Ghost: Teaching from the Margins.

  • HathiTrust Research Center UnCamp, March 30-31, at the University of Michigan: “HTRC is hosting its third annual HTRC UnCamp in March 2015 at the University of Michigan. The UnCamp is part hands-on coding and demonstration, part inspirational use-cases, part community building, and a part informational, all structured in the dynamic setting of an un-conference programming format. It has visionary speakers mixed with boot-camp activities and hands-on sessions with HTRC infrastructure and tools.”

(More about the HathiTrust here)