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Having taken part this week in a panel discussion at the 2017 DLF Forum conference, I raise a question I’ve been struggling with: can users consent to data mining, if they can’t realistically be expected to substantively understand the risks?

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Earlier this week, I presented as part of a panel discussion at the 2017 DLF Forum conference. I am releasing my slides and speaking notes for that presentation.

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A GitHub Pull Request that I submitted to the roxygen2 project for R has been merged, allowing the use of all MARC Relator codes.

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I’ve posted slides and a paper that Heather Wacha and I presented on assessing overlap between medieval maps at Book History and Digital Humanities: A conference at the Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture.

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veccompare, an R package I’ve authored with Heather Wacha, is now listed on CRAN.

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In August 2017, I gave a new presentation on “non-psychometric” survey design. I am releasing the slides for that presentation.

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After four years of figuring it out and two years of testing it, I have a small tip for incorporating handwritten and typed project notes.

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Following several design principles of my “Non-Destructive Guillotine”, I introduce a more portable single-camera book scanner design. The scanner uses a hinged platen that works with tightly-bound and paperback books, while allowing the book to sit spine-down at a variable angle. I also introduce a piece of software, “Voussoir,” which semi-automates the process of de-keystoning and cropping images.

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The University of Pennsylvania has issued a Press Release about the Bollinger Fellowship that I’ve started this month.

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I am very excited to announce that I will be beginning work in Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania in January 2017 as the University Libraries’ Bollinger Fellow in Library Innovation through the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).

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