Category Archives: Grad School

So, what now?

Sent off my final write up for my archives class this morning. 9 pages of “what I did at the archives!” (Seems that spending 70+ hours in a bar and new BRAND NEW work environment will give you a lot to … Continue reading

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One down, one to go…

The digital final is done!!  2,811 editions of Eleanor Roosevelt’s “My Day” column turned into text files, thrown into the topic modeling blender and some pretty charts spit out in the end. Archives final isn’t due until Thursday night – … Continue reading

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In the throes of my final finals.

For this degree at least. (Anyone want to give me buckets of money to go get my MLIS next? Just figured I’d ask.) But at the moment, finals are stressing me out far less than they have in semesters past, … Continue reading

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Fun stuff in Digital History

So, this week we had to create a small exhibit using Omeka (it’s a content management system) – and here is what I did!  Had way too much fun with it.

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Some writing & reading tools – Scrivener & Evernote

In readings for my classes, I’ve seen photos of stacks of index cards and post-it notes used by academics to compile their books, and heard complaints of the inability to keep notes and ideas and actual writing all in one place electronically. … Continue reading

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Online reading – how do you manage it?

In my digital history class, we had some readings on web design and content and in one of the articles, it talked about how a lot of websites shy away from lengthy texts and go with “chunking” the information into … Continue reading

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And another semester begins…

Which means if you see me reading comic books or attempting to finish Game of Thrones (I’m 84% done!) rather than perusing some serious journal article on archiving or digital history, it is because I am trying very hard to … Continue reading

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I survived the semester

Paper turned in Sunday night, project dropped off Monday.  For all I know I may have to take the damn research seminar over, but I don’t really care, because I am done. I’ve spent the week reveling in not having … Continue reading

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If this semester doesn’t break me, nothing will.

Holy hell, this semester has kicked my ass. Only two classes, but dayum. One has been a real fun class, but it has a group project. Even when you are working with great people, group projects being their own special … Continue reading

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So, I want to share this, cause I think it is cool.

I’m taking a historical editing class this semester and I love it so far.  Our professor is one of the editors at the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers project at George Washington University.  As such, we’re working with her papers as part … Continue reading

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