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Letterbox diaries

On this rainy Wednesday in Oxford I’m sitting in my office in Pembroke College, which is right on the corner of Pembroke Square and St Aldate’s, a noisy by interesting little spot. I was working on a grant application when one of … Continue reading

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How is finding a consensus among citizen science transcriptions like aligning gene sequences AND textual analysis of medieval codices? Part 2

Originally posted on So You Think You Can Digitize:
(cross-posted at SciStarter) In our last post, we went through the mechanics of how to find consensus from a set of independently created transcriptions by citizen scientists — this involved a…

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The ‘Harry Potter Question’ and the ‘Fictional Palimpsest’ Solution

Well dear readers, it’s been a while. Since my last post I have completed, submitted and defended my dissertation (passed!) and been happily working with the academic crowdsourcing organization called Zooniverse in Oxford. But more on all of that another … Continue reading

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Citing and Contributing to Digital Resources

How should we cite digital resources in our scholarly work? If we consult a book in EEBO or ECCO, for instance, should we cite the database or the physical book? Does it matter? And what of democratically-constructed resources, like Wikipedia? … Continue reading

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Big Conferences

I was told I might hate it. I was told I might find it hard to meet people, and that it could be overwhelming. I was told I’d feel exhausted between the jet-lag and the hectic conference schedule. However, as … Continue reading

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