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batch renaming archive photos

As I’ve written about on a number of other occasions (here and here), I love using a digital camera for archival research. I’m an evangelist with graduate students, undergrads writing honors theses, and any of my colleagues who will listen

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how to index a book manuscript

Just yesterday I finished preparing the index for my forthcoming first book. For some reason, maybe because it’s my first book, I felt like I needed to do the index. In the end, I guess I’m glad I did it,

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The Individual Research Archive: Hacking the “Papers of You”

When I finally leafed through it, I was both impressed by the depth and importance of the library’s Latin American holdings, and shamed that I had no idea what all was there until after I had moved on from graduate school in Albuquerque. … The collection, according to its description , includes: <blockquote>…research and teaching notes, maps and correspondence about the colonial history of Mexico, Yucatan and New Mexico, with some related material about the Caribbean, Central and Latin America. … We now have the possibility to construct and curate our research materials and process archives, what I call in the title of this piece the “Papers of You”, in real time, and make it immediately available to those without the resources to gain access to our eclectic collections. … I can think of a few things in no certain order, and would love to hear more: Making research process transparent would open to the world the mystical reality of what it is academic historians do with their time.

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