[Humanist] 23.545 finding software

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Fri Jan 8 07:16:00 CET 2010


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 545.
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  [1]   From:    Ian Johnson <johnson at acl.arts.usyd.edu.au>                (79)
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 23.542 finding software?

  [2]   From:    Alan Liu <ayliu at english.ucsb.edu>                         (72)
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 23.542 finding software?

  [3]   From:    Chad Curtis <chad.curtis at nyu.edu>                         (81)
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 23.542 finding software?


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        Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2010 20:16:09 +1100 (EST)
        From: Ian Johnson <johnson at acl.arts.usyd.edu.au>
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 23.542 finding software?
        In-Reply-To: <20100107081749.432833FA19 at woodward.joyent.us>


http://echo.gmu.edu/toolcenter-wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page
http://digitalresearchtools.pbwiki.com/

and a rather grab-bag list at:

http://heuristscholar.org/heurist/?w=all&q=tag:tools+tag:software

Ian Johnson

> Hi All,
>
> In the course of my MA in Digital Humanities at CCH @ Kings, I'm spending
> too much time trying to find suitable software for my work.
>
> I'm thinking of advanced applications, e.g. for textual analysis and map
> making, than more general tasks like text editing. Further, it's also
> finding reliable, supported software. Evaluating apps takes time, and
> testing software only to discard it as inadequate wastes it.
>
> Google hasn't been useful in this respect.
>
> There doesn't seem to be a (web-based) catalogue of software suitable for
> digital humanities.
>
> http://www.arts-humanities.net/tools is one such catalogue, but contains
> only 23 entries, and those items are a mish mash (various adobe apps, apache
> and sister projects, some languages, etc.) (Apparently, this is going to be
> relaunched soon, and does have the merit of being based on what digihum
> projects actually use.)
>
> TEI has a wiki http://wiki.tei-c.org/index.php/Category:Tools but I find it
> difficult to navigate, incomplete, and again, a bit of a mishmash.
>
> There are various general catalogues for different platforms (versiontracker
> for windows/osx; many for linux apps) - they're useful, but aren't
> specifically orientated for digital humanities.
>
> Do people think that more organised, better maintained catalogue would be
> useful? Or have I overlooked one?
>
> Or, to put it another way:
>
> How do you find the software you use for your digital humanities projects?
>
> Best,
>
> John Levin
>
> --John Levin
> http://www.anterotesis.com


Ian Johnson

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        Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2010 02:39:15 -0800
        From: Alan Liu <ayliu at english.ucsb.edu>
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 23.542 finding software?
        In-Reply-To: <20100107081749.432833FA19 at woodward.joyent.us>


Lisa Spiro's excellent DIRT (Digital Research Tools):
http://digitalresearchtools.pbworks.com/



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        Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2010 12:03:21 -0500
        From: Chad Curtis <chad.curtis at nyu.edu>
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 23.542 finding software?
        In-Reply-To: <20100107081749.432833FA19 at woodward.joyent.us>

Hi:

This is one of the better indexes I have found:

http://digitalresearchtools.pbworks.com/Text-Analysis-Tools

The main wiki page has more categories useful for DH.

Chad Curtis
Librarian for Literary Studies and Digital Scholarship in the Humanities
New York University



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