Grant Abstract (sneak peek)

In addition to the abstract below, I have attached the presentation file for those who may be interested in the methodology animation. Clio I Project Presentation v1-2 Also, the digital version of the Militiaman’s Pocket Companion is attached!  Due to the large size of the file (70Mbs) it is best to right-click the link and […]

Sticking Your Head In The Sand

When reading The Access Principle by John Willinsky, I was particularly intrigued with the way Willinsky approached the topic of open access and politics. Essentially, the message is more information and access to scholarly research and evidence can and should inform the global, national, or local political policy debates. Ideally, members of the government, bureaucrats […]

Informatics Flambeau

∞ tsp of data Countless hours of digitization ½ Supercomputer (or 4cups Cloud Computing) 1 petabyte of storage dash of creativity 75 gallons of coffee 1.75L Wild Turkey (101) budget… lots of budget Preheat the coffee pot. Cull for hours identifying targets to digitally preserve. Scan, photograph, capture, and torture original sources for digitally preserved […]

Digital Improvised Explosive Devices (DIED)

Ok… the acronym was an absolute accident, but hey, I’m with the Government, I am a card-carrying official acronym producer. I guess it is natural… or a gift… This week’s reading really obviates the need for my project in some ways and really opens the curtain to the real issues surrounding digital tool sets. At […]

Developing Standards and Techniques for Digitizing History: Laying the Foundation for Future Collaboration & Development of Digital Artifacts

In a multi-phase project I will develop a low-cost methodology for digital archiving documents, develop and store them in a standards-based data storage platform, and set the conditions to scale up from this foundation with future phases and funding creating a collaborative, accessible, online digital archive with fully reproduce-able, searchable, capture-able, translatable, and malleable datasets and online sources.

Web 2.0! We don’t need no stinking Web 2.0!

Partly as a result of the conversation ZaYna (yes, I am her friend and I have a chronic spelling problem) and I have been having off-and-on this semester, and partly as a coalescing of my own ramblings, I offer my own definition of Web 2.0 for our consideration. Web 2.0 is: Less a technological construct […]

The Idealistic Future of the Past

References: Roy Rosenzweig, “Can History be Open Source? Wikipedia and the Future of the Past“ Roger Bruce, “Capturing Expertise for the Evaluation of Photographs“ Mark Lawrence Kornbluh , “From Digital Repositories to Information Habitats: H-Net, the Quilt Index, Cyber Infrastructure, and Digital Humanities“ Cathy N. Norton, “The Encyclopedia of Life, Biodiversity Heritage Library, Biodiversity Informatics […]

Digitizing the Past

Given the following: Necessity is the mother of invention. There is a need to “move” artifacts from the physical domain to the digital domain to increase access and transportability while protecting the original To “do it right” could easily exceed $100,000 for a simple text digitization project A digital image of the original is just […]

Defined by data, but is it accurate?

In Lev Manovich’s The Language of New Media( MIT Press, 2001), the author posits a couple of observations about new media. Beyond his “aim to describe and understand the logic driving the development of the language of new media” (p.7), he raises several key/troubling issues. Among them are: What are some of the implications of […]