Experiential Learning with the Stainforth – take-aways

Take-aways from RA interviews DH Stainforth work as an RA was experiential by nature. In other words, there wasn’t an aspect of Stainforth editing that is not experiential learning, according to the editors (or from what I gleaned from their interviews) Communication was a key component, especially in terms of feeling part of a collaborative…

RA Interviews: Experiential Learning and The Stainforth Project

Because I have been so lucky to work with fantastic researchers/students here at Dartmouth and at CU-Boulder to work on the Stainforth Library of Women’s Writing, Dartmouth’s Digital Humanities librarians asked me to present on experiential learning in DH. As a doctoral student, I was also paid to work on a professor’s DH projects that…

Rossetti and Typeface: Thinking Like a DH Archivist

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As a research assistant for the Stainforth Library of Women’s Writing, one of my jobs has been to help transcribe and edit the entries in Stainforth’s manuscript into a Google spreadsheet—an activity that involves hours of staring at digitized versions of handwritten manuscript pages with entries that look like this one from page 388. The…

11-16-15 Team Stainforth Presentation, Norlin Library

My (Kirstyn’s) portion of Team Stainforth’s presentation today will illustrate the origins of the project and the process of turning the Stainforth library catalog manuscript into data, or machine-readable and electronically shareable text. Since I am condensing 3 years of work into a few minutes, I want to use our project blog to emphasize two…