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1 Designing and Developing a Computing-Intensive Humanities Research Project ITST Symposium - University of Saskatchewan Terry Butler, Director Research Computing Arts Resource Centre University of Alberta Aimée Morrison, Post-Doctoral Fellow Orlando Project University of Alberta Day 1 - morning May 13

2 Outline of the morning 9:00 Introductions, welcomeCommerce 112 9:00 Introductions, welcomeCommerce 112 9:10 Planning a digital projectCommerce 112 9:10 Planning a digital projectCommerce :15 Break 10:45 Hands-on with software Arts 41 12:30 LunchFaculty Club informal question and answer

3 Planning a digital humanities research project Begin at the beginning Sources of expertise and resources Issues of intellectual property and copyright Project management

4 Begin at the beginning! start with your research goals start with your research goals planning for IT makes a difference: planning for IT makes a difference: longer cycles, team perspective, larger payoff longer cycles, team perspective, larger payoff identify the nature of information, and the audience identify the nature of information, and the audience review relevant digital formats review relevant digital formats investigate tools to manage and manipulate the data investigate tools to manage and manipulate the data

5 Sources of Expertise your colleagues your colleagues blue-ribbon projects (contacts at conferences, through the web) blue-ribbon projects (contacts at conferences, through the web) journals in the field: journals in the field: Text Technology Text Technology Computers and the Humanities Computers and the Humanities Literary and Linguistic Computing Literary and Linguistic Computing the humanities computing network the humanities computing network “ town crier ” – the Humanist discussion list “ town crier ” – the Humanist discussion list

6 Resources campus computing expertise campus computing expertise IT support IT support other departments other departments gateways gateways Voice of the Shuttle - vos.ucsb.edu/ Voice of the Shuttle - vos.ucsb.edu/vos.ucsb.edu/ HUMBUL Humanities Hub - HUMBUL Humanities Hub - project websites project websites Virginia - jefferson.village.virginia.edu/researchProjects.html jefferson.village.virginia.edu/researchProjects.html Cornell - summary of resources with links: summary of resources with links:

7 Intellectual Property and Copyright identify rights and their holders from the start identify rights and their holders from the start work with the pros: your library work with the pros: your library

8 Project Management computing projects are characterized by longer timelines, and a collaborative (“team”) perspective computing projects are characterized by longer timelines, and a collaborative (“team”) perspective the benefits are much greater impact (both in the scholarly community and beyond) the benefits are much greater impact (both in the scholarly community and beyond) people management is more important than technology wizardry people management is more important than technology wizardry team building tips (Aimée) team building tips (Aimée)

9 Computers (yes, last!) computer features - that matter computer features - that matter media media security and backup strategies security and backup strategies

10 Features - that matter reliability reliability familiarity familiarity type of computer: desktop, portable, tablet type of computer: desktop, portable, tablet think about mobility and access think about mobility and access performance issues (that matter) performance issues (that matter) reviews and ratings: reviews and ratings: making friends at the computer store making friends at the computer store

11 Media storage storage Zip drives; USB key drives; CD-ROM; DVD-RW Zip drives; USB key drives; CD-ROM; DVD-RW presentation presentation CDs, DVDs CDs, DVDs

12 Security and backup strategies regular operating system updates regular operating system updates anti-virus protection anti-virus protection policies and settings: assume you are under attack (because you are) policies and settings: assume you are under attack (because you are) where to make primary and secondary copies of your work files where to make primary and secondary copies of your work files storage of work files on a server storage of work files on a server being able to restore the computer being able to restore the computer Ghost, GoBack, CC Cloner Ghost, GoBack, CC Cloner

13 Training the summer of humanities computing the summer of humanities computing Calgary AB – Medieval / Early Modern Editing – May Murray McGillivray at Murray McGillivray at Winnipeg MB – COCH-COSH at HSSFC Congress – May 30-June 1 Victoria BC – Humanities Computing Summer Institute – June Fredericton NB – Creating Electronic Texts and Images – August

14 Our Research Projects Terry Butler TAPoR (Text Analysis Tools Portal) – tapor.ualberta.ca TAPoR (Text Analysis Tools Portal) – tapor.ualberta.catapor.ualberta.ca Technology Edge – Technology Edge – Electronic Index to the Notebooks of STColeridge – Electronic Index to the Notebooks of STColeridge – Aimée Morrison Orlando – Orlando – Electronic Text (graduate course) – huco.ualberta.ca/Courses/612 Electronic Text (graduate course) – huco.ualberta.ca/Courses/612 huco.ualberta.ca/Courses/612

15 Questions? Answers!


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