Camera, Laptop, and What Else?
I’ve just posted the full version of my talk for the Past’s Digital Presence conference at Yale this weekend, titled “Camera, laptop, and what else?: Hacking better tools for the short archival research trip.” It’s an expansion of some ideas I’ve posted here before. If you’re interested in the software tools I describe, stay tuned; I’ll be posting them on GitHub within the next few days. [Update, 2/22: I’ve just uploaded the basic versions at GitHub as diy-archives-tools; here’s the README file. For now, you’ll need to know how to use Git to pick up a copy, until I have time to package the scripts properly.]
New readers may be interested in my posts on mapping rural midwives over time or tagging and filing. For some of the conclusions I’ve been able to reach from this research, read my post on 19th-century juvenile offenders and the problem of age proof.