How can we use digital tools effectively in our research and publishing? And if beginners do use these tools, should we keep it to ourselves?
Humanists use digital tools in three main scholarly ways: research, analysis, and presentation of findings.
Research (Locating information)
Digitized secondary sources (e-brary, etc.)
Digitized primary texts (National Archives and Records Administration, Digital Public Library of America, Library of Congress, etc.)
Digitized census data (Census Bureau)
Digitized maps (
Robots Reading Vogue
Data Visualization: http://www.tableau.com/academic/students
GIS (ESRI GIS, QGIS)
Presentation of Findings
Telling others about your work is not shameless self-promotion if you are actually proud of your accomplishments. And it is worth the effort to cultivate a reputation as someone working with digital tools. The DH community is still small and welcoming, and you will be surprised at the generosity you will discover.
Learning More About DH
Women’s Coding Collective