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  1. Jun 2018
    1. I would have missed a huge amount of content that proved foundational to how a newspaper produced space for its readers

      I think it was important that he didn't limit the data and took a chance at using a non traditional method, ultimately it worked in his favour, although it is always risky!

    2. computing allows us to access and make sense of otherwise incomprehensibly vast amounts of information

      Just learning how important this is now!! we can take big sets of data and analyze it much quicker and categorize/ organize it to make sense to us

    3. I wrote a computer program to track how frequently a newspaper printed specific geographic place-names to re-create how it produced space

      sorda like what we did in RedExr, we used a formula to track all the (,) in out piece

    4. distant reading

      can anyone explain what this means?

    5. newspapers were cheap and widely available

      so much of a change from now!! Newspapers to day are somewhat outdated and often hard to come by. In addition they aren't cheep!!! its easier to read it online for free then it would be to go to the store and purchase one

    6. Switching from one perspective to the other demonstrates just how much had changed over half a century.

      It is very important to show both perspectives in research to eliminate as much bias as possible, in this case they are showing the amount of change from both views

    7. Houston Daily Post

      The Huston Post was a news paper that originated in Texas!

    8. imbuing different neighborhoods with different meanings

      I think this is very true, different neighbourhoods all over Ottawa share very different meanings, and look very different based on it. It give history and uniqueness!

  2. May 2018
    1. Crowdsourcing

      new term for me, i'm sure the reading will explain but i googled it can came up with, "enlisting services of a large number of people

    2. eam has successfully promoted its project

      so much work and money was put into this project!

    3. ranscribe Bentham has certainly made an impact on the academic community and libraries and archives profession;

      could be used for our reading questions!

    4. the cost of printing and postage for which was around £360

      omg!!!! not sure when this paper was written but postage is a lot more expensive in the past 2 years, image the cost now!

    5. source material is a huge collection of complex manuscripts

      this seems like it is more beneficial with the huge collection of data that it is able to gather, i feel like this advancement was and could be very helpful

    6. The Bentham Project was founded in 1958, and since then 20,000 folios have been transcribed and twenty-nine volumes have been published

      at first reading this i thought that since 1958 way more should have been published, upon re reading it i notice the word "volumes", i realized this is quite a big difference to what i had originally thought

    7. A project like Galaxy Zoo, for example, has successfully built up a community of more than 200,000 users who have classified over 100 million galaxies

      truly amazing!! im shocked at the large data build up

    1. 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone.

      I think that this is very interesting. The use of technology has been a growing phenomena in the past few yeas, however I would have never guessed that 90% has been in the last two years

    1. Let’s get more data!

      woot woot!!! the more the merrier

    2. In general, you’d be right: most open data releases tend to do with scientific, technical, statistical, or other applications

      before reading this i did not not know even what open data was!

    1. These crises, I must acknowledge, are not life-threatening, not world-historical, not approaching the kind or degree of the highly volatile political situation we face both at home and in the world, living as we do at a moment

      I find this so innocent, the research is not such a heavy top topics that we are used to hearing about, but rather a important topic that isnt life threatinging

    1. If you are not on campus, you must Carleton’s VPN service to log into the DHBox

      do we not us cu learn for this course?

    1. Coursework: 65% Final Project: 20% Community: 15%

      not sure what community means, excited their are no written tests!

    1. In any event, there is no recipe I can give you that will enable you to ‘do’ digital history

      cool that there is no right way!!

    2. You won’t have taken a course like this before.

      hahah agreed!

    3. about data mining documents, about reading distantly thousands of documents at once, about graphing/mapping/visualizing what we find

      not what i expected from the course, however sounds very intersting