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Describing The Archive: Multicultural History Society Of Ontario

Describing The Archive: Multicultural History Society Of Ontario

I am currently volunteering for the Multicultural History Society of Ontario (MHSO) as an archival assistant. The MHSO archives is currently going through their collection to create in depth archival descriptions to provide researchers with a broader selection of keywords when searching for areas of interest. As a volunteer, I was asked to asist in the…

Crowdsourcing History: Smithsonian Transcription Center

Crowdsourcing History: Smithsonian Transcription Center

Increasingly, historical documents and resources are being digitized, making massive amounts of data available online. In turn, this historical data has become an important source for public historians and researchers looking to uncover historical narratives and voices. Crowdsourcing labour is an important means for public historians and institutions to effectively produce access to historical data online. Crowdsourcing,…

Transcribing The Collection: The Bytown Museum

Transcribing The Collection: The Bytown Museum

This summer, I was fortunate enough to volunteer for the Bytown Museum in their collections department. There, I was tasked with numbering and transcribing a collection of 600 post cards which were sent as correspondence between the Lockmasters of the Rideau Canal locks, and the Superintending Engineer of the Rideau Canal Office in Ottawa. These…

R. Luke DuBois: Visualizing Data As Art

R. Luke DuBois: Visualizing Data As Art

For Digital Historians, data visualization is an important means for understanding and interpreting data. When analyzing large datasets, visualization tools can be used to reveal patterns, see connections, and find holes within research. Visualization also offers an effective way to present complex data in a clear and visually appealing manner. For artist R. Luke DuBois, data visualization goes…

Conflict Resolution: Merging Conflicting Changes On GitHub

Conflict Resolution: Merging Conflicting Changes On GitHub

Currently, I do not own a personal computer so I often used a computer which was available in the history department to complete the exercises for Crafting Digital History. When I did not have access to that computer, I would use my iPad to make changes to my remote GitHub notes. However, there were times when I forgot…

Reflection Exhibit: A Narrative Of My Progress In HIST3907o

Reflection Exhibit: A Narrative Of My Progress In HIST3907o

Welcome to my Reflection Exhibit. Collectively, the following posts are an online exhibit of my personal best module exercises, which were completed and submitted for Crafting Digital History HIST3907o. I selected these module exercises based on how challenging the exercises were, and how successful I was in resolving the issues that arose. These posts document my progress…

Module 5 Exercise 2: Visual Communication With Typography

Module 5 Exercise 2: Visual Communication With Typography

Does Font Type Matter? The purpose of this exercise is to help me understand the importance of text font in visual communication. Text, as well as the appearance of its words, both convey a message to the reader. Text font creates a mood and atmosphere, and gives the reader clues about how to understand the…

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