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Transcribing Documents in DEVONthink 2.0

In neglecting this blog for, really, a couple months, I let pass mention that Devon-Technologies officially released DEVONthink 2.0 at the end of February. I’m still in love with DT, which I’ve written about on a number of occasions in

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Using DEVONthink for Course Management

DEVONthink is an extremely powerful and adaptable database program that has significant potential for qualitative researches across the humanities. It’s ability to store and connect discrete bits of information, from the quickly jotted idea to pdfs of articles, books, dissertations

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a (short) week in the archive

Totals for the archive this week: Total pics = 4,512 Total manuscript pages = probably @8,400+ Criminales boxes processed = 31 Years covered = 1757-1764, 1775-1782 The Archivo Nacional has produced a number of guides for various series of the

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Devonthink for Historical Research, III

As I mentioned in my last post on devonthink, the ability to capture archival and secondary sources digitally has expanded our capacity to collect the bits and pieces of information at a scale and speed that is, in my opinion, transformative for historical research. … An individual criminal case, for example, can be housed in a folder for all criminal cases, and also replicated in other folders that deal with, say, the particular type of crime (property, violent, sexual, etc.) or with other criminal cases whose defendants or plaintiffs share certain characteristics (gender, social class, honorifics, property, occupation, marital status, etc.).

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Devonthink for Historical Research, part II

  Using devonthink for historical research: Constructing the Database DevonThink Pro Office (DTPO) has become my research database of choice. In the Mac world, particularly with the advent of Spotlight which allows for full text searching of everything on your hard

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