Learning about paper hacks

Just listening to Derek Groen of UCL and and former Software Sustainability Institute fellow talk about paper hackathons. Taking the idea of the typical hack where a piece of code is produced, the paper hack also wrote draft science papers in a short time. The projects for the day were pre-selected but it sounds like this might shift.

I’ve run various hacks here but nothing like this. I am intrigued and think that it might be of some use.


Developing non-technical skills

I have largely moved away from web development but still occasionally get a project or job that has a web element. I would like to think that my current position in terms of projects and studies means that I have developed a different outlook on things that I do. I was having a quick scoot […]


British Library’s great moment with Magna Carta

Earlier this month, the British Library was able to bring the surviving manuscripts of the Magna Carta together. A ballot was held to allow 1215 people to view them but the Library have now posted pictures of the event online. There is a chance to see a couple of the manuscripts at the forthcoming Magna […]


Future of Editing – Dorothy Richardson and Stream of Consciousness

This week’s seminar was from Scott McCracken on Dorothy Richardson and editing Stream of Consciousness. Collection is a work in progress. “the psychological sentence of the feminine gender” Woolf about Richardson. Called individual editions the chapter volumes, seen as part of a wider work. Publishers were keen to end the series. Posthumous MS incorporated. Richardson […]


Future of Editing – Editing a prolific author

Joanne Shattock talking on Margaret Oliphant (Gutenberg books). at the Future of Editing seminar series. Notes are unedited. MO => literary historian, novel and critic. Undertaken with Elizabeth Jay. What is the basis of selection? Are excerpts legitimate for large collections of work? MO was a professional woman of letters, attained status as a writer. […]


Cultures of Knowledge – Collaboration, Early Modern Letters Online, and Horizon 2020

Collaboration, Early Modern Letters Online, and Horizon 2020 by Howard Hotson and introduced by Dave de Roure. Notes are unedited. D de R introducing the space of new scholarship with new technologies and big data. Interested in the engagement of large amounts of people and the social machines (Berners-Lee, Weaving the Web, 1999, p 172-175). […]


Future of Editing – James Loxley on Ben Jonson

Notes on James Loxley’s talk about Ben Jonson at the Future of Editing seminar series. Jonson’s own account of the walk between London and Edinburgh lost. Journey gave us the information with William Drummond (1618/19). Came across the ms whilst ferreting around an online catalogue. Collaborated with colleagues to flesh it out (inc geographer). Discovered […]


Harmonising the Heterogeneous at Cultures of Knowledge

Harmonising the Heterogeneous at the Cultures of Knowledge seminar series with Eero Hyv√∂nen. Notes are unedited. Two forms of the Web : WWW for humans, GGG (Giant Global Graph) for data. Core data set 1048 data sets and 59 billion triples. Google’s Knowledge Graph and Microsoft’s Satori – graph engines in the search giants. Why […]


Future of Editing – Philip Carter of the ODNB

Today’s Future of Editing talk was by Philip Carter from the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Notes have not been edited. 10 years of the publication of the ODNB in September. Wants to think about changing and curating text as part of editorial process. Sections: New content; curating; new ways of using for scholarship & […]


Future of Editing – some reflections on Nicole Pohl on Sarah Scott

The seminar in today’s The Future of Editing series, “An Editor’s duty is indeed that of most danger’ (Piozzi): editing Sarah Robinson Scott“, by Nicole Pohl that the Bodleian Digital Library Systems and Services is holding at the Oxford e-Research Centre was a thought provoking one in terms the questions raised a series of points […]