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  1. May 2019
    1. we merge with $ git merge experiment.

      Don't forget to use the actual title of your branch if you didn't use the name experiment.. just spent 10 minutes messing around to realize I named my branch testing not experiment!

    2. Open your readme.md file again

      Was a little confused on how to do this as I thought the nano command was only for creating and not only editing!

    3. Grab at least two Creative Commons images

      FYI Had an issue with this, it didn't work when I copied the link straight from the address bar. It worked when I right clicked and copied web address.

    4. because copying and pasting preserves a whole lot of extra gunk that messes up your materials

      Ctrl+shift+V gets rid of all the gunk 9/10 times. It pastes what you've copied without the formatting from where you copied it from!

    1. Open Notebook

      It is clear that McDaniel is supportive of a really wide form of openness through the use of open notebooks.

    2. all content is shared immediately or “without significant delay.”

      While I think this is a cool idea and could be great for research, I'm wondering as a student how useful it could really be to us. Many profs ask for sources to be scholarly and peer reviewed. I can see this working well for those wanting to conduct their own original research but not so much for a student trying to write a paper.

    1. every professional and amature historian will be able to end their papers with. “You can find the documents cited in this paper @ Zotero Commons.”

      I think it is pretty clear that Owens is in favour of an idea of openness. His idea of having linked footnotes is very interesting and different from the other articles, I think this may have to do with his experience as a librarian.

    2. You might think the linked citations I just mentioned are something that will never happen

      Obviously this article was written in 2008 and I think it can be said that in 2019 there has been a greater move towards this kind of a thing.

    1. Someone particularly visible makes a publicly disparaging remark about what a student is going to do with that art-history degree; commentators reinforce the sense that humanities majors are worth less than pre-professional degrees with the presumption of clearly defined career paths

      While I'm not a humanities major, I feel like similar sentiments are felt for Poli Sci. But Carleton in terms of Poli Sci has become innovative for this. Carleton offers a master's in Political Management which focuses on providing Poli Sci majors the opportunity to study and practice politics in the face of real life experiences. The program is trying to fill this gap and create a program that can offer students a "clearer" career path.

    1. Open Data

      As a Poli Sci major I've used some the data that was mentioned above and I do agree that Canada is making a great effort to make more data open. Canada's Access to Information has also become a really great tool if the information you get isn't totally redacted!

    1. Historians rarely use phrases like ‘abstraction’ and ‘data models’, but these are things we do and make all the time in our research, just in less formal ways and in formats that are less easy to process as data, to run algorithms against, to visualise, to tabulate, and to reproduce.

      Really interesting to think about. Both if these reading by Baker highlight the fact that these things that are seen as only relative to the tech world do overlap in other fields like history. I think this demonstrates that if we maximize our use of technology we can achieve greater results and understandings of what we wish to study

    1. The project thus leaves a legacy to future researchers, to enable them to point their macroscope toward the trials, to make sense of that exhaustive dataset of 127 million words.

      This is so interesting because I find that when reading scholarly journals or even just learning about topics that involve big data I never think about how this data is actually collected.

  2. www.themacroscope.org www.themacroscope.org
    1. the more recent shift from “humanities computing” to the “digital humanities.”

      Interested to see what this shift means and also the how and why