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Toward the End of a Digital Project: Reflections on Starting Over

This issue is probably more common than I think. Over the past year I’ve been working on an ambitious digital project: to modify a digital annotation tool,, so that the user can highlight text in multiple colors, rather than just yellow. While that doesn’t sound very ambitious, the theoretical underpinnings of the project and …

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Quickstart Guide to R Package Building

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Want to make your research more reproducible? Try housing it within an R package! While R packages are typically used to house broadly applicable functions for defined use-cases, they offer a lot for researchers looking to make their project-specific code and data more accessible and organized. Building an R package may sound daunting. However, it’s …

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IT Architect

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The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin (Dept. III, Artifacts, Action, Knowledge, Director: Prof. Dagmar Schäfer), seeks an outstanding professional for the position of IT Architect—RISE (full time, up to TVöD E14). The position will be for one year, with possibility of extension(s). Starting date: as soon as possible, but no later than …

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RSA’ Future of Learning Network: Who Needs the Liberal Arts in the Digital Age?

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Liberal arts programs have seen a steep decline in recent years, as students tend to favor majors that prepare them for specific jobs. Have the liberal arts become superfluous? Do they need to be marketed differently? What is the role of the liberal arts in the digital age? Bob Coulter, FRSA and Gregor Thuswaldner, FRSA …

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Community Wireless Networks Address Missed Connections: Expanded Notions of “Access” (Pt. 1) | GC Digital Fellows

Introduction: As of June 2017, about one quarter of the US population did not have access to broadband internet. This includes 16 million or 28% of rural residents, and 62 million or 23% of urban residents (1). Rates of connection vary widely by city; for example, 19% of NYC residents are unconnected compared with 40% …

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Call for Participants, Fall 2017 Collaborative Research Seminar on Archives and Special Collections

Call for Participants, Fall 2017 Collaborative Research Seminar on Archives and Special Collections The Graduate Center Library  and The New York Public Library Application Form (open till September 19th) A two-part seminar on special collections and archival research methods, in its second iteration. Open to graduate-level students, faculty, and staff at CUNY by application. Sponsored …

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