Apparently you can finish a thesis but you can’t stop scanning for articles and blog posts on your topic. Sharing them here is a good way to shake the ‘I should be doing something with this’ feeling.* This is a fairly random sample of recent material, but if people find it useful I can go back and pull out other things I’ve collected.
Victoria Van Hyning, ‘What’s up with those grey dots?’ you ask – brief blog post on using software rather than manual processes to review multiple text transcriptions, and on the interface challenges that brings.
Richard Grayson, ‘A Life in the Trenches? The Use of Operation War Diary and Crowdsourcing Methods to Provide an Understanding of the British Army’s Day-to-Day Life on the Western Front‘ – a peer-reviewed article based on data created through Operation War Diary.
The Impact of Coordinated Social Media Campaigns on Online Citizen Science Engagement – a poster by Lesley Parilla and Meghan Ferriter reported on the Biodiversity Heritage Library blog.
And finally, something related to my interest in participatory history commons – Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library – Central Library launches Memory Lab, a ‘DIY space where you can digitize your home movies, scan photographs and slides, and learn how to care for your physical and digital family heirlooms’. I was so excited when I about this project – it’s addressing such important issues. Jaime Mears is blogging about the project.
* How long after a PhD does it take for that feeling to go? Asking for a friend.