Resources for the course on
Crowdsourcing Cultural Heritage at HILT 2015 I’m teaching with Ben Brumfield .
Course Google Doc for collaborative note-taking, links, etc.
Flickr Group for HILT 2015 Crowdsourcing photos
Mia’s storify of the week and the class presentation for the HILT Show and Tell. Projects made in the class
@cmderose_wisc @nebrown63 @ElizHansen @ESPaul @vac11 @kmthomas06 @WendyJ1226 @HistorianOnFire @Jim_Salmons @TimlynnBabitsky + Nancy! Monday: overview, speed dating
HILT Crowdsourcing Slides and Exercises for Monday
Session 2: links to find a project you love! For non-English language projects, try Crowdsourcing the world’s heritage.
Prompts for thinking about projects:
How clear was the purpose of the site? How well was it reflected in the ‘call to action’ and other text?
How easy was it to get started?
Were the steps to complete the task clear?
How enjoyable was the task?
Did the reward (if any) feel appropriate?
Looking at the site overall, does the project appear to be effective?
What is the input content? What is the output content?
What validation methods appear to have been used?
Who is the probable audience and what motivates them to participate?
How does the project let participants know they’re making a difference?
Does the site support communication between participants?
How was the site marketed to potential participants?
Did the site anticipate your questions about the tasks?
HILT 2015 Crowdsourcing class
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I’ve been asked to give a workshop on Information Visualisation for the
CHASE Arts and Humanities in the Digital Age training programme in June 2015.
The workshop will introduce students to the use of visualisations for understanding, analysing and presenting large-scale datasets in the Humanities, enabling scholars to ask increasingly complex research questions.
Slides, sample data and instructions for exercises are downloadable here: . CHASE InfoVis Handouts 2015
Links for the various exercises are collected below for ease of access.
Exercise 1: Exploring network visualisations
Exercise 2: Comparing N-gram tools
Exercise 3: Trying entity recognition
Exercise 4: Exploring scholarly data visualisations
Exercise 5: create a chart using Google Fusion Tables
Google Fusion Tables:
An Excel version of this exercise is available at
http://www.openobjects.org.uk/2015/03/creating-simple-graphs-with-excels-pivot-tables-and-tates-artist-data/ Exercise 6: Geocoding data and creating a map using Google Fusion Tables
Google Fusion Tables:
https://www.google.com/fusiontables/data?dsrcid=implicit Exercise 7: Applying data visualisation to your own work
Explore more visualisations:
Sketch ideas for visualisations:
Try visualising data in different tools:
Try visualising existing data
The University of St Andrews Library is running some Digital Humanities training, including a data visualisation workshop.
My slides, sample data and instructions and links for exercises are available here:
St Andrews Data Visualisation for Analysis in Scholarly Research Handouts.
Ananda Rutherford organised a workshop for the
Documenting Homes project at the Geffrye Museum, which is researching visualisation models for presenting the archive and other collections information across digital platforms. The workshop is a chance to explore the role of visualisations in organising, interrogating and interpreting collections in context and to develop critical and planning skills for designing visualisations. It will include guided exercises for turning data in a spreadsheet into simple visualisations and an optional hour for trying out visualisation tools with your own data.
Contact me for the workshop slides and datasets. The exercises are below.
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In August 2014 I taught
‘Crowdsourcing Cultural Heritage’ with Ben Brumfield at HILT (Humanities Intensive Learning + Teaching) at MITH in Maryland. Thanks to all the participants for making it such a great workshop!
The Course Syllabus and Slide Decks are available for download below.
If you found this post useful, you might be interested in my book,
Crowdsourcing Our Cultural Heritage.
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