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LSC874—One Last Thing…

If anyone wanted to see what the spreadsheet looked like for the TimelineJS project, I have made it accessible on my Google Drive.

With that, I end blogging with the LSC874 tag and begin my vacation from schoolwork.


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Using Diigo To Prepare for Comps


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LSC874—Bamboo DiRT: Useful Google Earth/Maps Skillz

I’ve already written about Google Earth and Maps to some extent during this class, but as I did use it for the last assignment I should write about it, and it’s come to my attention in the last week or so that I am not the only person who has experienced this difficulty.

Importing a map from Google Earth into Google Maps.

How do?

Here’s how do.

  1. First off! Get your kmz file which you created in Google Earth. Got it? Awesome.
  2. Next, let’s dig through Google’s options to take us back to Classic Google Maps.
    1. Go to maps.google.com and click on the question mark in the bottom right corner.Screenshot 2014-05-07 15.00.48
    2. Select “Return to classic Google Maps” and confirm when prompted Screenshot 2014-05-07 15.06.17
  3. Now, let’s import that KMZ file:
    1. Select ‘My Places’Screenshot 2014-05-07 15.07.26
    2. Click on “Or create with classic My Maps” [note: if you click on “CREATE MAP” it takes you back to current Google Maps -_- ]Screenshot 2014-05-07 15.08.11
    3. Select “Import”Screenshot 2014-05-07 15.08.49
    4. Click on ‘Choose file’ and navigate to the file on your computer. Confirm your selection and select ‘Upload from file’Screenshot 2014-05-07 15.08.55
    5. Wait forever for your file to uploadScreenshot 2014-05-07 15.09.00
    6. Enjoy your feeling of accomplishment
  4. Convert the old map into new Google Maps
    1. Go back to maps.google.com
    2. Click on the search bar and select “My custom maps”Screenshot 2014-05-07 15.09.05
    3. Select “see all my custom maps”Screenshot 2014-05-07 15.09.09
    4. Select the one you created a few minutes agoScreenshot 2014-05-07 15.09.14
    5. When prompted, select ‘Import’Screenshot 2014-05-07 15.09.19
    6. Voila!

[note: while Google Earth does, Google Maps does not support image overlays and so will present you with an error, as seen below.]Screenshot 2014-05-07 15.09.25



Special thanks to Kim Hoffman for permission to use her Google map as an example in this tutorial.

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Digital Humanities: Podcast Edition

Note: In listening to podcasts, I try my best to listen to current publications rather than those which are 2+ years old, so all of the below are either intermittently updated, regularly updated, or focus on theory rather than practice. There are many many other podcasts out there which have fantastic content but are no longer updated.

Also, this is not a list of the “best” or “definitive” podcasts, just the ones that I personally enjoy listening to the most. If you would like to make a recommendation in the comments or discuss this list, please do so! I’d love to read your thoughts.

Digital Humanities, Media Studies, Digital Scholarship, etc:

MIT: Comparative Media Studies | Writing: 

MIT CMS/W Web Site

Episodes to start with:

  1. Brenda Bathwaite’s “Sex in Games” (5/12/13)
  2. Scott McCloud’s “Making Comics” (5/12/13)
  3. “Remixing Shakespeare” (5/16/13)
  4. Media in Transition “Folk Cultures and Digital Cultures” (5/16/13)
  5. John Palfrey’s “Born Digital” (10/11/13)

University College Dublin: Digital Humanities Exploratorium (2013)

UCD: DH Exploratorium Web Site

Episodes to start with:

  1. Asylum Archive
  2. Cliodhna Ni Lionain
  3. Lisa Cassidy (Built Dublin)

University of Virginia: Scholar’s Lab Speaker Series

UVA: Scholar’s Lab Web Site

Episodes to start with:

  1. Mark Sample (11/16/10)
  2. Using Juxta Commons in the Classroom (4/25/13)
  3. Ceci n’est pas unmanuscript (12/10/13)

Yale University Library: Preservation (video)


Episodes to start with:

  1. Digital Scholarship and the Archives (4/23/13)
  2. Digital Humanities Curriculum and Interdisciplinary Change (4/23/13)

George Mason University’s Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media: Digital Campus


Episodes to start with:

  1. ALA, AHA, and Aaron Swartz (2/3/13)
  2. Fair Use and Access (11/21/13)
  3. Live from THATCamp Prime 2012 (6/20/12)

Stanford Humanities Center (video)

SHC Web Site

Episodes to start with:

  1. ALL OF THEM! But srsly I haven’t started listening to it yet. It just looks fantastic.

Libraries & Information Science and the Humanities:

Adventures in Library Instruction

(no longer updated as of 8/24/12, but still very enjoyable)


Episodes to start with:

  1. She Got Data (6/30/11)
  2. Putting FUN Back In Fundamentals (9/29/11)

American Shakespeare Center

(Dr. Ralph Ellison’s lectures are the bomb)

Episodes to start with:

  1. Dr. Ralph Presents: Richard III (3/14/12)
  2. Dr. Ralph Presents: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (4/30/12)

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