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    Lab Report Spring 2014: Undergrads in the lab

    The Lab hosts several work-study students each year. Last term, Karen worked on data entry for Itinera (and helpfully logged bugs as she went); this semester Dan returns (third year running) to help with Drupal, building Collective Access features, and is assisting Natalie build a database in Filemaker. Piero, who is planning on studying business but recently has found himself increasingly intrigued by Mexican modernism, has been scanning and cataloguing the images to support teaching, including for Jennifer Josten and all the pictures from Terry Smith’s textbook, Contemporary Art: World Currents. He’s also been tapped to handle all our social media (more below). Two “First Experiences in Research” (FE-R) students were also sent over from the Office of Undergraduate Research, to do, well, undergraduate research. Alex has been supervising their introduction to research resources, the Grand Tour, Itinera, close reading, and data entry. Everyone laughs a lot and I have discovered that working through heavy interpretation problems collaboratively helps solve the problems faster. Sara and Rose slip in and out too, working on an e-book that will function as a tour guide for art on campus.

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    Lab Report Spring 2014: Grads in the lab

    This semester, Aisling and I are collaborating on all aspects of lab work, including the DH (digital humanities) initiatives, cataloguing, supervising undergrads, reviewing tech tools, and consulting as needed. Aisling has been working extensively on the new Drupal Constellations site (that is, this site), incorporating and updating new features as needs and interests arise. In addition, Aisling is supervising Vivian, an undergraduate researcher, in cataloging and describing slide collections in the VMW. Aisling is also often consulted about various smaller-scale projects at the cross section of art history and information sciences, including the HAA2400 Configuring Disciplines course.

    I have been working more intensely on Itinera, translating books into data, doing “QA” (quality assurance, like editing), and initiating Piero in the use of social media tools, which is essential for anyone who wants to survive in digital marketing. Plus, supervising two FE-R (First Experiences in Research) undergrad researchers, introducing them to DH methods and ideas. Twice a week we're also joined by Jocelyn, another grad student from the School of Information Science, who is collaborating with Alison on developing a DH course.

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    Lab Report Spring 2014

    Hot off the presses - the Visual Media Workshop newsletter[1]. If you're wondering about what's been cooking lately in FFA 116, check it out. As you can see from our weekly staff schedule, it's action-packed.

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    [1] No heat, no preses, just Adobe Acrobat. Click below to download the full version (PDF).

     

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