Digitization, Design, and Platforms
Discussion leaders: Benjamin and Broubalow
- Cohen and Rosenzweig, “Getting Started,” “Becoming Digital,” “Designing for the History Web,” Digital History
- “Recommended Format Specifications,” Library of Congress.
- Simon Tanner, “Deciding whether Optical Character Recognition is feasible” (2004)
- Ian Milligan, “Illusionary Order: Online Databases, Optical Character Recognition, and Canadian History, 1997–2010,” Canadian Historical Review 94, 4, December 2013, pp. 540-569 (focus on 558-569)
- Steven Krug, “How We Really Use the Web,” Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability (2005, 2nd Edition)
- Jeremy Boggs, “Digital Humanities Design and Development Process,” ClioWeb, April 6, 2008. Read all five linked parts to this series.
- Mitchell Whitelaw, “Generous Interfaces for Digital Cultural Collections,” Digital Humanities Quarterly 9, no. 1 (2015)
- Shawn Medero, “Paper Prototyping,” A List Apart (January 23, 2007).
- Cassie McDaniel, “Design Criticism and the Creative Process,” A List Apart (January 11, 2011).
- Omeka. “Site Planning Tips.” Omeka Codex.
- Walter, Micah. “Downgrading Your Website (or Why We Are Moving to WordPress).” Cooper Hewitt Labs Blog, April 6, 2014.
- Dombrowski, Quinn. “When Not to Use Drupal.” Drupal for Humanists, July 3, 2012.
- One-click installation of Omeka. Review the Omeka documentation to familiarize yourself with the Dashboard, site configuration options, plugins, and themes. Focus on the Getting Started Materials and the Omeka 2.0+ materials.
- Consider other applications from Reclaim’s C-Panel that you might want to try out. Install as necessary.
- Evaluate the OCR from Chronicling America
- Create a design briefing document related to your project (post to your blog).