This class day will be devoted to the first part of our second in-class project, Walking Harlem. The class will divide up into 5 groups to cover the 5 tours suggested in Walking Harlem: The ultimate guide to the cultural capital of Black America. During class, we will enter the content of the tours into an Omeka Curatescape project, create and assign tags, and find images for each stop.
To do before class:
- In the Town Square channel on Mattermost, share a stop on your assigned tour from the Walking Harlem book along with an image related to that stop that is covered by fair use.
- Come up with a discussion question related to the Bernardi & Dimmock, and d’Ignazio & Klein readings for this week and post it in the class-discussion channel on Mattermost.
- Walking Harlem: The ultimate guide to the cultural capital of Black America, Karen F. Taborn, 2018, Rutgers University Press: New Brunswick, NJ (available as ebook through MSU Libraries)
- Introduction (p. 1-6)
- Part 2: Harlem: People, Places, and Movements (p. 151-182)
- Tour for your group
- Joanne Bernardi and Nora Dimmock, Creative Curating: The Digital Archive as Argument, Making Things and Drawing Boundaries: Experiments in the Digital Humanities, ed. Jentery Sayers, University of Minnesota Press, 2017
- Catherine d’Ignazio and Lauren F. Klein, “Ch. 4: “What Gets Counted Counts””, Data Feminism, MIT Press, 2020, p. 97-124 [available through MSU Libraries as an e-book through multiple vendors: option 1, IEEE Explore ; option 2, Ebook Central]
- Choosing and Using Sources: A Guide to Academic Research
- (to review) Kenneth D. Crews and Dwayne K. Buttler, “Fair Use Checklist”
Projects to Review
Aims of the Walking Harlem Project
Through the Walking Harlem project, students will gain:
- Experience with digital storytelling and public DH as method
- Experience with metadata creation and tagging
- Practice finding and citing images
- Experience with creative commons and copyright
- Experience working with historical maps
- Exposure to working with collections and creating exhibits
- Exposure to Omeka and Curatescape
- Exposure to georectifying maps using Mapwarper
- Exposure to raster files with Mapbox
During Class on 10/16, we will:
- Create Items in Omeka
- Create items for each of the stops on the tours (as you add an item, mark your name by it in the Items List spreadsheet)
- Create text and descriptions for the items in Omeka
- You should quote directly from the book for the description
- How to cite: Taborn, Karen Faye. Walking Harlem : The Ultimate Guide to the Cultural Capital of Black America. Rutgers University Press, 2017, pp. [pages].
- Add location information for each of the stops
- Begin assigning tags to the items (tags list to work with)
- What will users find important about these sites?
- What do you want users to come away with?
- What is appropriate to use as a tag, and what isn’t?
- Learn how to find and cite images
- How to cite: Creator’s Last name, First name. (Or username if you can’t find their full name) “Title of the image.” Title of the website where you found it, Publication date, URL.
- If you can only find a username or handle for the creator, use that instead of their name.
- Places to find images:
- Begin searching for and adding images to items in Omeka
- Add the citation for the image to the item description
- To consider when finding an image: What would Taborn want users to see at this stop? (check the description) ; How can we recreate (to the best of our ability) the physical experience of being at this stop? ; What does the digital platform enable us to show that the physical tour outlined in Walking Harlem would not?
- Learn how to find and cite images
- Continue adding material to the site. By the end of the class session, we want to ensure AT LEAST that all of the items (tour stops) have been created. Once the items are all created, then 1 group member for each tour needs to create the Tour in Omeka and add all of the items to that tour.