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Blog reminder…

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

If you haven’t already, please do get in the habit of posting your reactions to the week’s readings at least a day in advance, so that others can read them and respond before class…thanks!

Citizendium

Sunday, September 17th, 2006

Following more or less directly on our discussion of last week, check out the new initiative by Larry Sanger (one of the founders of Wikipedia):

The Citizendium (sit-ih-ZEN-dee-um), a “citizens’ compendium of everything,” will be an experimental new wiki project that combines public participation with gentle expert guidance.

Rosenzweig on Wikipedia…

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006

Interesting follow-on to yesterday’s discussion:

Roy Rosenzweig’s recent article in the Journal of American History, Can History be Open Source? Wikipedia and the Future of the Past, seems to be having a powerful effect in turning the tide of academic opinion. Several posters suggested the article to naysayers. Said one, “Rosenzweig convinced me of the importance of this entity, which I had been trying unsuccessfully to ignore.”

A scheduling note/change…

Friday, September 1st, 2006

As one or two of you have noted, the bookstore doesn’t have Staley’s “Computers, History and Visualization” – you’ll need to get a copy from your (likely online) bookseller of choice (or borrow a copy from someone who’s taken this class before). As this’ll likely take a few days, I’ve jiggered with the schedule a bit – the “Narrative and Visualization” discussion is now a week later (9/19), and has been replaced on the 12th by the entirely-online-readings “Community and Collaboration” day. This should make things a bit easier for you all…

Lab computer space

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

To respond to question raised last night, there are a couple of workstations available in the CHNM lab (4th floor of Research 1) available for use by students in Clio Wired. For more information e-mail me or just come by the Center…

A Note on the Surroundings…

Saturday, August 26th, 2006

It’s worth mentioning up front that most of the bloggy goodness you see here is courtesy of Jeremy Boggs – he and I have been hacking up a Wordpress extension that handles the general business of setting up a course website, and while the division of labor has been pretty even on the guts of the thing, the actual template design you see here is almost entirely his. Any compliments should be thrown his way, and any complaints mine…