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Editor at Large

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 From November 14 to 20, I acted as an editor-at-large for DHNow. It was a strange week and I was probably not up for the task as much as I would like. But I did enjoy the experience, and tried to do a good job. I found that checking in several times a day, for brief periods, was more useful for me than reading for an hour a day, as recommended. Though much of the material in the feed was election related, I tried to find some items that were not. For me, the exposure to new projects and the discussions of ongoing projects, was the most interesting, and this kind of content makes DHNow a valuable resource.

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 High-lighted by the editors during my week at DHNow was an effort by UCLA students to create a database of early African American films. Their website http://dhbasecamp.humanities.ucla.edu/afamfilm/ describes their data, allows others to access and use it, while also presenting findings and interpretations made by the students. It is a fascinating and well-presented site.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Also of interest on DHNow were the job announcements. While I am not looking for a job at the moment, reading about the kinds of opportunities out there, and the skills and experience that are required, was eye opening. Things I like about librarianship, and my current CUNY education experience, like the multi-faceted, inter-disciplinary nature of inquiry, appear to be an advantage in much of the DH field.

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Source: https://dhpraxisfall16.commons.gc.cuny.edu/2016/12/19/editor-at-large/

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