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Google Ngram Visuals in Two Languages

I must admit I had trouble navigating Voyant even after watching the help video. Roxanne’s post was a great way of helping me gain an understanding of how the tool could be used and what type of outcome I might receive … Continue reading

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Playing with Tools for Text (Part II)

I found a tool that sounds like it would be suited to a project comparing a novel and its screenplay adaptation (it is, of course, far more complicated than this assignment allows).  The tool is called PAIR: Pairwise Alignment for … Continue reading

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Playing with Tools for Text

Our assignment this week was to play with some text mining tools and to try blogging our ventures “in progress.”  After taking a look at some of the tools, I wondered if any might be used to compare the text … Continue reading

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New York through fiction

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the miracle of digital archives

I would say that the Sept. 11 Digital Archive is a perfect example of effective crowdsourcing. It’s fascinating to see how many people were engaged in it and how rich and succinct their narratives are. I could also see that … Continue reading

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9/11 Digital Archive

The difference between a single physical site of memory and the digital one is the quantity of stories and artifacts that can be gathered, retained and shared.  The physical museum obviously has its limitations in space and resources but in … Continue reading

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Citizen archivists

I find the pairing of these two projects useful in that they represent both ends of the spectrum of digital archives; “What’s on the Menu” is a digitized collection, and the September 11 Digital Archive is comprised primarily of born … Continue reading

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Fifty Years From Now…

This week both the September 11 Digital Archive and the NYPL What’s on the Menu? project had me thinking like a librarian–about collection and preservation. Stephen Brier and Joshua Brown write in their description of the creation of the September … Continue reading

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9/11 Digital Archives

After reading the two articles for this week and taking a look at the archives website I have a lot to say. First though I want to make a note that I have a very different perspective on the events … Continue reading

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