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The following are a selection of digital scholarship projects, chosen to highlight some of the digital work happening on Georgetown’s campus and to inspire others to consider incorporating digital methods into their research.
Creator: Sarah McNamer, Associate Professor of English and Medieval Studies
Institution: Georgetown University, English Department
Synopsis: This is a digital annotation of a critical edition of a medieval manuscript from the 1930s. It accompanies a forthcoming book by Dr. McNamer on the manuscript.
Tools & Services Used: Library digitization services, DigitalGeorgetown, help with digital annotation from library staff
Creator: Mo Zhou, Master of Public Policy '17
Institution: Georgetown University, McCourt School of Public Policy
Synopsis: These data visualizations explore the human development index (HDI) and its relationships with some policy factors that can potentially influence human development.
Tools & Services Used: Picchi Multimedia Room, Photoshop, Illustrator, Tableau
Creators: Ben Schmidt (Northwestern), Matt Nicklay, Neva Cherniausky Durand, Martin Camacho and Erez Lieberman Aiden (Cultural Observatory)
Synopsis: Enables users to search and visually explore lexical trends in the HathiTrust Digital Library
Tools & Services Used: This is a custom-built tool. The creators have made the code available at Culturomics, so users can create the same search and visual exploration layer for their own corpora.