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Week Fourteen: Addendum-Just Kidding!

Addendum…. Just kidding. After review by Professor McClurken it appears as if we have a “few” issues to correct. Not that I am really surprised. We have decided as a group to divide and conquer this task. Half of the team will meet Tuesday after class to work on half of the revisions and the …

Week Fourteen: DONE

Success! Our project is finished! I am so excited! Not only because we are finally done but because of how great the project turned out. So much time and hard work were dedicated to this project and I think it is great! I cannot wait to share it at the History Department symposium tomorrow.  I …

Week Thirteen: Tick-tock, Tick-tock, Tick-tock

Well, time is quickly running out! There was so much to do this week and thank goodness, we can see the end of the tunnel. Claire and I spent four hours in the Digital Library Lab on Tuesday and again today. Tuesday we concatenated all of our data (with Angie’s help, of course) and uploaded …

Week Twelve: Really, progress IS being made….

This project is much more difficult and intense than any of us imagined. However, progress is being made. After many changes and additions to our spreadsheet that will be used to batch upload the cemetery register data to our website, the spreadsheet is complete. We are now in the process of concatenating data that needs …

Week Eleven: The Struggle is Real

I’m not even sure where to begin other than we have had so much to reconfigure the past week that my blog post is late! As a matter of fact, the last dream I had last night before waking up this morning was of entering data to our Omeka spreadsheet! That and the fact that …

Week Ten: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

I feel like my head is going to explode. As someone who did not grow up in the digital age, I have to say it can be very daunting. On the other hand, I have learned so many great things through digital archives since starting my studies at UMW. One of the digital tools that …

Week Nine: It’s all out there!

On her website Danah Boyd, an online blogger, reminds her regular readers and those who are directed to her site that basically anything you put out on the internet is free for the picking. Google allows for great searches but if you don’t want your name to be searched or your information found you, as …

Week Seven: Team Work Makes the Dream Work!

Week seven was an awesome week. As a group we were incredibly productive. Class was cancelled on Tuesday due to a power outage on campus. The group still met during regular class time. On Thursday, class was cancelled because Professor McClurken had a family emergency. Once again, the class met anyhow. We worked on labeling …

Week Six: Contract Disputes

Our group again worked on our contract. We are doing a great job working together as team. The problem at times is that we are not thinking as specific as we need to. Professor McClurken has been great! He guides us in the right direction while letting us figure the particulars out on our own. …

Week Five: Team Work

This week, our group proposed our contract for the National Park Service project that we have been assigned. Needless to say, some tweaking was required. Our group did a great job brainstorming yesterday and ironed out the wrinkles. A few of us have started the process of scanning the cemetery register. It has definitely been …

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