Meeting 5 wrap up, Meeting 6 prep

Thanks to everyone for a good discussion of the need to think proactively about DH project documentation. We now have a permanent DOI for our project: 10.5281/zenodo.2620579. This means that once we have completed the project, all of the digital objects we create (Scalar pages with the text you create, image galleries, the CSV spreadsheets with your data, etc.) will be archived here. This means you should have a permanent link to this project going forward.

Team Event made some great progress with the event timeline. We discussed some options for adding, alternating, or modifying the images that accompany the events in the timeline. Once it is complete and has been edited, the timeline can be directly embedded into the Scalar page using the “embed” link from TimeLine JS. Here again is the link to the 1709 Map; other historical maps can be found at David Rumsey Historical Map Collection, which is a good place to start if you are using maps or map images for your DH projects (it’s free but you need to sign up for an account).

Team Personnage has finished data input into their spreadsheet, a snippet of which can be seen here:

They are using Recogito to tag the people in the text, and are planning to visualize the data using Palladio. They have already added some info to their Scalar page.

Team Memorialization is working through Scalar’s capabilities, and trying to build an image Gallery. The spreadsheet of illuminators is here:

Everyone should have something up on the Scalar site by next week. You can change it, but I’d like you to start thinking about your work and arguments in terms of Scalar and what will ultimately be part of the project.

Please do read the post by Dot Porter here: Porter, Dorothy. “The Uncanny Valley and the Ghost in the Machine: a discussion of analogies for thinking about digitized medieval manuscripts,” Dot Porter Digital, October 31, 2018. Don’t worry about the second reading; I put that there for reference.

As you know, we will meet in the library, Special Collections at 2:30 on Friday to look at our book. We will finish class upstairs in the library’s DH Lab, where we will do more hands-on work and get everyone set for the last push to finish the project.

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