HathiTrust’s New Announcement: What Does It Mean?

Share This: HathiTrust Digital Library recently announced that now “it provides access to the text of the complete 16.7-million-item HathiTrust corpus for non-consumptive research, such as data mining and computational analysis, including items protected by copyright.” It is major development for HathiTrust that took years of planning and negotiation to ensure it was in compliance […]

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Featured DH’er: Chelsea Smith-Antonides

Share This: Chelsea Smith-Antonides is one of the DSL’s Summer History Interns. Read more about her experiences below and check out her final project Soviet Deportation: The Forced Deportations and Ethnic Cleansing under Stalin. I’m a recent graduate with a degree in both Russian and History, so this summer I really wanted to incorporate both of […]

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Featured DH’er – Wendy Jordan

Share This: Each month the Digital Scholarship Lab highlights a campus colleague who is working on a digital humanities project.  Hi Wendy, So what degree are you pursuing and what are your research interests (both related to your degree and otherwise)? I am currently a Senior Undergraduate History Major, with plans to pursue a MA […]

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Featured DH’er

Share This: Each month the Digital Scholarship Lab highlights a campus colleague who is working on a digital humanities project.  Hi Paul, Thanks for being our first feature interview! What degree are you pursuing and what are your research interests?  I’m currently a Master’s student in the Department of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine. […]

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On Collaboration: John Steinbeck’s America

Share This: On Collaboration: John Steinbeck’s America Laurie Scrivener, Associate Professor and History and Area Studies Librarian Liorah Golomb, Associate Professor and Humanities Librarian Collaboration is the first of OU Libraries’ stated values: “We promote collaboration through teamwork and cooperation to pursue common goals.”1 As library faculty and members of the university community, we wholeheartedly […]

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Shelf Web Content Capture System: A Proposal for a Digital Scholarship Collaborative Clearinghouse at the University of Oklahoma

Share This: Shelf, a browser extension/add-on for Chrome and Firefox, describes itself as a “web clipper.” Think of it more like a team-based bookmark manager on crack — like Mario Party™ or Habitat for Humanity but as scrapbooking activities. Shelf not only allows you to pocket and organize links to web pages like traditional bookmark […]

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ArcGIS Story Maps and Map-lesses

Share This: The ArcGIS Story Maps apps (from ESRI) offer a dynamic set of mixed-media presentation forms that represent the best in intuitive usability and serve as an antidote for cartophilic creators previously deflated by the labyrinthine complexity of professional-grade GIS software. (like this … phew!) Just consider July 2017’s Story Map of the Month: […]

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The Geospatial Data Act of 2017

Share This: On May 25, 2017, Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Mark Warner (D-VA) introduced the bi-partisan Senate Bill 1253, better known as the Geospatial Data Act of 2017. In bi-partisan fashion, the bill has sparked praise and outrage from geospatial technologists. Interestingly, however, the Geospatial Data Act has been in the works for several […]

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What Are We Waiting For?

Share This: Recently The Chronicle of Higher Education published a piece entitled “How to Avoid a Post-Scholar America”.  Yes, we say, YES, and AMEN, too. The University of Oklahoma was founded as a public institution.  Its mission encompasses “service to the state and society.”  We can do this by, as The Chronicle article says, creating […]

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Emerging Technologies – A Day in the Life

Share This: The following is an idealized day in the life of an Emerging Technologies Librarian at University of Oklahoma Libraries. While there has never been a day exactly like this, most days (right now) include some significant combination of the activities described below. 8:00-9:00am – Research. Research is definitely the most cognitively intensive activity […]

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