[GeoHumanities SIG] GeoHumSIG Digest, Vol 3, Issue 4

Molly Hardy mollyohaganhardy at gmail.com
Wed Oct 2 18:22:30 CEST 2013


I believe that the Atlas of the Rhode Island Book Trade by Jordan Goffin  used
catalog data.
 http://www.rihs.org/atlas/

Molly


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> From: Lincoln Mullen <lincoln at lincolnmullen.com>
> To: Kathy Weimer <k-weimer at library.tamu.edu>
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> Kathy,
>
> On Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 10:50 AM, Kathy Weimer <k-weimer at library.tamu.edu
> >wrote:
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> >   If you know of prior work looking at harvesting and visualizing placial
> > data from catalog records, I would like to know.  Ideas?  Suggestions?
> >
> > Kathy Weimer
> >
>
> The Mapping Colonial Americas Publishing Project by Jim Egan and Jean Bauer
> is using catalog data from the American Antiquarian Society, John Carter
> Brown Library, and John Hay Library to track printing in colonial North
> America.
>
> http://www.stg.brown.edu/projects/mapping-genres/
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> All the best,
> Lincoln
>
> --
> Lincoln Mullen
>
> PhD candidate in History, Brandeis University | http://lincolnmullen.com
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> From: "Burns, Bonnie" <Bburns at fas.harvard.edu>
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> Hi Kathy,
>
> We are just finishing up a project here that uses natural language
> processing to geocode place references in our library catalog.  To date we
> have geocoded about a million catalog records, resulting in about 6 million
> geocodes, and created a beta version of a search interface that
> incorporates that information.  We did use a commercial product for the
> tagging, but we are watching the development of open source tools very
> closely, and the rest of the project is open source.
>
> We are in the middle of an upgrade so the UI isn't available right now,
> but we have a demo video here:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULkZE8TVP3I . I'm happy to provide more
> information to anyone who is interested, including a link to the UI once it
> is back up.
>
> Bonnie
>
>
> Bonnie A. Burns
> Librarian for Geographic Information Services
> Harvard Map Collection
> Pusey Library
> Cambridge, MA 02138
> 617-496-8125
>
>
>
> From: geohumsig-bounces at lists.digitalhumanities.org [mailto:
> geohumsig-bounces at lists.digitalhumanities.org] On Behalf Of Kathy Weimer
> Sent: Tuesday, October 01, 2013 10:50 AM
> To: geohumsig at lists.digitalhumanities.org
> Subject: [GeoHumanities SIG] place in library catalog
>
> I am wondering if any of you GeoHumanists are familiar with research
> projects looking at the concept of place representation in the traditional
> library catalog.  In my opinion, library catalogs have never done a good
> job with representing place-based subject information.  The fields and
> headings are either too specific or too general and do not provide insight
> into geographic contexts (adjacency, proximity, containment, etc.).
> Various data in the subject headings and coded fields could be harvested
> and result in a map-based search engine which would likely yield more
> interesting results that the typical subject or keyword search.  If you
> know of prior work looking at harvesting and visualizing placial data from
> catalog records, I would like to know.  Ideas?  Suggestions?
> Kathy Weimer
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> Date: Wed, 2 Oct 2013 15:46:23 +0000
> From: Kathy Weimer <k-weimer at library.tamu.edu>
> To: "geohumsig at lists.digitalhumanities.org"
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> Lincoln,
>
> This is very interesting.  It is great to see that the original purpose
> was for instructional support.
>
> Place of publication was also examined by the Atlas of Early Printing,
> however, I do not believe that they used catalog data, per se, but content
> from the Incunabula Short Title Catalog.  (Someone please correct me if I
> am wrong on that).
> http://atlas.lib.uiowa.edu/
>
> Kathy
>
> From: Lincoln Mullen <lincoln at lincolnmullen.com<mailto:
> lincoln at lincolnmullen.com>>
> Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 8:55 AM
> To: Kathy Weimer <k-weimer at library.tamu.edu<mailto:
> k-weimer at library.tamu.edu>>
> Cc: "geohumsig at lists.digitalhumanities.org<mailto:
> geohumsig at lists.digitalhumanities.org>" <
> geohumsig at lists.digitalhumanities.org<mailto:
> geohumsig at lists.digitalhumanities.org>>
> Subject: Re: [GeoHumanities SIG] place in library catalog
>
> Kathy,
>
> On Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 10:50 AM, Kathy Weimer <k-weimer at library.tamu.edu
> <mailto:k-weimer at library.tamu.edu>> wrote:
>  If you know of prior work looking at harvesting and visualizing placial
> data from catalog records, I would like to know.  Ideas?  Suggestions?
>
> Kathy Weimer
>
> The Mapping Colonial Americas Publishing Project by Jim Egan and Jean
> Bauer is using catalog data from the American Antiquarian Society, John
> Carter Brown Library, and John Hay Library to track printing in colonial
> North America.
>
> http://www.stg.brown.edu/projects/mapping-genres/
>
> All the best,
> Lincoln
>
> --
> Lincoln Mullen
>
> PhD candidate in History, Brandeis University | http://lincolnmullen.com
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> Date: Wed, 2 Oct 2013 15:56:52 +0000
> From: Kathy Weimer <k-weimer at library.tamu.edu>
> To: "geohumsig at lists.digitalhumanities.org"
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> Bonnie,
>
> Wow, wow, wow!  That is exactly what I was aiming for.  This is a
> wonderful project and product.  You very nicely put the power in the
> searcher's hands by providing a variety of search options and it appears to
> be a very user friendly search interface.  Excellent!
>
> I will definitely be in touch for more information,
>
> Kathy
>
> From: <Burns>, Bonnie <Bburns at fas.harvard.edu<mailto:
> Bburns at fas.harvard.edu>>
> Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 10:34 AM
> To: "geohumsig at lists.digitalhumanities.org<mailto:
> geohumsig at lists.digitalhumanities.org>" <
> geohumsig at lists.digitalhumanities.org<mailto:
> geohumsig at lists.digitalhumanities.org>>
> Subject: Re: [GeoHumanities SIG] place in library catalog
>
> Hi Kathy,
>
> We are just finishing up a project here that uses natural language
> processing to geocode place references in our library catalog.  To date we
> have geocoded about a million catalog records, resulting in about 6 million
> geocodes, and created a beta version of a search interface that
> incorporates that information.  We did use a commercial product for the
> tagging, but we are watching the development of open source tools very
> closely, and the rest of the project is open source.
>
> We are in the middle of an upgrade so the UI isn?t available right now,
> but we have a demo video here:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULkZE8TVP3I . I?m happy to provide more
> information to anyone who is interested, including a link to the UI once it
> is back up.
>
> Bonnie
>
>
> Bonnie A. Burns
> Librarian for Geographic Information Services
> Harvard Map Collection
> Pusey Library
> Cambridge, MA 02138
> 617-496-8125
>
>
>
> From: geohumsig-bounces at lists.digitalhumanities.org<mailto:
> geohumsig-bounces at lists.digitalhumanities.org> [mailto:
> geohumsig-bounces at lists.digitalhumanities.org] On Behalf Of Kathy Weimer
> Sent: Tuesday, October 01, 2013 10:50 AM
> To: geohumsig at lists.digitalhumanities.org<mailto:
> geohumsig at lists.digitalhumanities.org>
> Subject: [GeoHumanities SIG] place in library catalog
>
> I am wondering if any of you GeoHumanists are familiar with research
> projects looking at the concept of place representation in the traditional
> library catalog.  In my opinion, library catalogs have never done a good
> job with representing place-based subject information.  The fields and
> headings are either too specific or too general and do not provide insight
> into geographic contexts (adjacency, proximity, containment, etc.).
> Various data in the subject headings and coded fields could be harvested
> and result in a map-based search engine which would likely yield more
> interesting results that the typical subject or keyword search.  If you
> know of prior work looking at harvesting and visualizing placial data from
> catalog records, I would like to know.  Ideas?  Suggestions?
> Kathy Weimer
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