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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 have some experience in the Liberal Arts model. I was educated by Jesuits in secondary school and then at the University of San Francisco as an undergraduate, and spent a year at Blackfriars Hall, the studium for Dominican Friars at the University of Oxford in the UK. I was a student of the University of San Francisco’s St. Ignatius Institute, which replaces the University’s Core Curriculum with courses centered on the “great books” of Western literature and thought.

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