A Companion to Digital Humanities by Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, Visit Amazon's John Unsworth

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This Companion offers a radical, concise evaluation of the rising box of humanities computing.

  • Contains 37 unique articles written through leaders within the box.
  • Addresses the critical matters shared by means of these drawn to the topic.
  • Major sections specialise in the event of specific disciplines in employing computational ways to examine difficulties; the elemental rules of humanities computing; particular purposes and strategies; and creation, dissemination and archiving.
  • Accompanied through an internet site that includes supplementary fabrics, ordinary readings within the box and essays to be incorporated in destiny variants of the significant other.

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6 Hockey Most large-scale datasets were stored on magnetic tape, which can only be processed serially. It took about four minutes for a full-size tape to wind from one end to the other and so software was designed to minimize the amount of tape movement. Random access to data such as happens on a disk was not possible. Data had therefore to be stored in a serial fashion. This was not so problematic for textual data, but for historical material it could mean the simplification of data, which represented several aspects of one object (forming several tables in relational database technology), into a single linear stream.

Knowledge of what is possible had gradually spread through normal scholarly channels of communication, and more and more people had come across computers in their everyday life and had begun to think about what computers might do for their research and teaching. The diffusion of knowledge was helped not only by Computers and the Humanities but also by a regular series of conferences. The 1970 symposium in Cambridge was the start of a biennial series of conferences in the UK, which became a major focal point for computing in the humanities.

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