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Vol. 1, No. 3 Summer 2012 Articles Featured Excerpts

“Something curious happens to our ability to understand scope when we move all that goop of process and narrative into a computer.”
Craig Mod

San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, 1972-2004

San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, 1972-2004

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Where Material Book Culture Meets Digital Humanities

Discussions about early modern books and digital tools have tended to focus on one of two responses. One of the first things that people focus on is the amazing access to early modern works that digital tools have given us.

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The Digital-Physical: On Building Flipboard for iPhone and Finding Edges for Our Digital Narratives

The Weight

We had been on a long journey but it was lost in the bits.

There’s a stage in a product cycle where you know it’s going to ship. Where you can see the end.

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Visualizing San Francisco Bay’s Forgotten Past

To begin: One question and one metaphor. The question is, what use is visualization to historians? How does this method add value to the work we do? The metaphor is accretion, the term geologists use to describe the building up of new soils through deposits of materials eroded elsewhere.

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The Impact of Social Media on the Dissemination of Research: Results of an Experiment

In September 2011 I returned to work after a year on maternity leave. Many things needed sorting out, not least my digital presence at my home institution, which had switched to a content management system that seamlessly linked to University College London’s open-access repository, “Discovery.” The idea was we should upload open-access versions of all our previously published research, and link to it from our home pages, to aid in dissemination.

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