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  1. Jun 2019
  2. Feb 2018
    1. Furthermore, as I learned from talking to the head of the Access to Information unit, the process of searching for information at the AHPN has been designed in a way that allows the archivists to bear witness to the memories of the researchers. Each visit begins with a question: Tell us what happened to your loved one. The question has a practical purpose. It allows the archivists to glean the information that will make it possible to locate the necessary records from among the millions of files. But in answering this question, families are also sharing an intimate story with an archivist, an act of strength and also, often, of courage. Can a digital archive create similar opportunities for those who are unable to make the visit in person?
    2. The dark, narrow corridors, concrete walls, and grated windows are a testament to the building’s history as a police prison. The violence of the archive is always close at hand, despite the hope it represents. One of our challenges is to recreate that experience for users of the digital archive.
  3. Nov 2016
    1. I think there are many like me -- deeply techno-critical, but limping with a heavy workload, arms and eyes aloft, shiva-like, with a dozen spinning plates, each with their own little cluster of collaborating humans, idiosyncratic an in my case mostly farming.

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    2. But am I practicing my politics in the techno-sphere? NO, not entirely. I am inadequately disciplined in the realm of the click. I don't want to read forums and trawl for the Ars Technica narrative. I'd much rather read Leo Tolstoy and map out the cargo logistics for a sailboat stevador gala event. And so, due to my own sloth, I remain tethered to monopoly and main-lined to the dreaded total-surveillance of Google Docs and Dropbox.

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    1. 2.0 out of 5 starsBook leans to the left, makes white men out to be villains By Amazon Customer on March 8, 2016Format: Paperback I believe this book focuses too much on the negative aspects of American history, targeting white men in particular. True, American history, just like any other country's history, isn't all sunshine and roses; however, I get the impression that this book leans to the left and doesn't provide a very balanced view. I'd be more interested in a history book that deals with the truth of what happened as opposed to a history book that superfluously and purposely focuses on women and minorities while painting white men as villains.

      "I'd be more interested in a history book that deals with the truth of what happened as opposed to a history book that superfluously and purposely focuses on women and minorities..."

      a remarkably pointed example of the thinking pattern / belief system that arlie hochschild discusses in strangers in their own land

  4. Sep 2016
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      I think it's fair, and hard to understand for folks who've mostly or always felt at home where they are

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      "Part of me" feels like an integral take-away here -- the ambiguity, the tension -- these are part of living as well as we can in the complexity of our communities and world

    1. A first phase in searching is a short exploration of your subject. Ask yourself: What do the words/terms in my subject mean exactly? Where and when? Might the subject be studied by scholars from other disciplines as well? If so, which? Is the phenomenon/process part of something larger or more encompassing? What aspects are there to the phenomenon/process? What is clear/proven, what is still being studied and what is still terra incognita?

      Useful set of questions for thinking about one's research idea in ways that can help generate useful search terms

  5. Aug 2016
    1. "The temporality of labor broadens Alan Liu’s (2004a, 393) “class concept” of knowledge work to include the offshore data-entry technicians who so recently invented the Internet of 1854, the microphotography technicians who invented it before that, and the printers of 1854 who, just as unknowing, also helped to invent the same marvelous chimera." 21

      Gitelman, Lisa. Always Already New : Media, History, and the Data of Culture. Cambridge, US: The MIT Press, 2008.

  6. Jun 2016
    1. Whenever possible, it is important to give creators the right of refusal if they do not wish their work to be highly visible. Because of the often highly personal content of zines, creators may object to having their material being publicly accessible. Zinesters (especially those who created zines before the Internet era) typically create their work without thought to their work ending up in institutions or being read by large numbers of people. To some, exposure to a wider audience is exciting, but others may find it unwelcome

      makes the important distinction between the widely acknowledged categories of visibility - public and private - and equally important, but less widely recognized points on the spectrum of visibility - more and less visible, digitized and searchable versus digitized and not searchable, among others

    1. Custom search sources are, well...custom. You'll need to look at your vendor's API documentation or work with their support team to get the information you need to create the custom search.
    2. Your search results pages in LibGuides and LibAnswers can show results from LibGuides (including a separate area solely for database results), LibAnswers, LibCal Events, EBSCO Discovery, and/or Custom search sources you add.
    1. "Our first two visualizations show the changes in van Gogh’s paintings brightness values over time. The same principle can be used to visualize any other sets of artifacts which have a temporal dimension. Here are some examples (links lead to high resolution visualizations on Flickr):

      342 sequential pages of the web comic Freakanglels (www.freakangels.com) published over 15 months. X-axis: page publication order. Y-axis: mean brightness values.

      4535 covers of all Time magazine issues published from 1923 to 2009. X-axis: Publication order. Y-axis: brightness mean (for black and white covers), saturation mean for color covers."