Data Project

What Data Where? Find your data!

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 A number of people have been wondering about the upcoming data project and how to choose datasets. There are lots of resources available for open data (NYC Open Data , HathiTrust Digital DatasetDPLA (Digital Public Library of America), or institutional repository/collection like Digital ScriptoriumNYPL Digital Collections) and great library guides for finding datamapping data, and managing data.

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 “But what do I do with this, Jojo?” you may ask.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Here are some examples to give you a sense of past project. I’m picking a sampling from past DH Praxis classes, but I recommend you comb the past blogs for other ideas.

Who Did What? Check out these projects!

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 DH Praxis 15-16’s Data Projects

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 from DH Praxis 14-15:

Sarah Cohn’s “Who Do You Listen To” is a project done on personal iTunes data (quantitative analysis)

Chris Vitale analyzed lyrics of Taylor Swift “Tay Sway by the Numbers” (text analysis)

Julia Pollack visualized information about the Hall of Fame at Bronx Community College

9 Leave a comment on paragraph 9 0 In sifting through DH Praxis 2013, I also found Alex Bordino’s Resources for Film Studies Projects.

10 Leave a comment on paragraph 10 0 These are just to get you thinking about what sort of data you might want to use. It really helps to think about what you came to this program to do.

11 Leave a comment on paragraph 11 0 Don’t stress yourself out. The dataset project will help you explore something that interests you, but it doesn’t have to be your final project. It should be something that interests you or is related to your personal research goals so that you can experiment with tools you want to consider for your final project and your future research.

Still stressing? There’s help!

12 Leave a comment on paragraph 12 0 If you want to brainstorm, contact Lisa or Steve. They have a lot of experience at all stages. Take advantage of their offer! Stop in office hours with Lisa 2- 3 Monday or 3-4 Wednesday in 3300.07 or by appointment ( with Steve by appointment (

13 Leave a comment on paragraph 13 0 or Steve Zweibel at the library (

14 Leave a comment on paragraph 14 0 or come by Digital Fellows Office Hours Tuesdays 2-4 DSL Room 7414.

15 Leave a comment on paragraph 15 0 or Python Users’ Group Wednesdays 12-2 DSL Room 7414.

16 Leave a comment on paragraph 16 0 or Maker Space Mondays (starting October 17th, every other Monday, 2-4pm, DSL Room 7414).

17 Leave a comment on paragraph 17 0  

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  1. Posted October 20, 2016 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for compiling this great list Jojo. I’m not sure exactly which step will put me at ease, but having all this in one place should expedite that!

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