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Computers in Libraries - Westport
Subjects: Software; Social networks; Studies; Students; Research; Archives & records; Books; Collaboration; Visualization; Crowdsourcing; Researchers; Digital humanities; Multimedia; Text analysis
Author: Herther, Nancy K
Date: Jan/Feb 2017
Start Page: 28
Pages: 4
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With the upsurge of Big Data and new analytical tools, it's not just marketers or scientists who are making use of these new resources and methods; they are also contributing to the rise of digital humanities (DH). DH seeks to use these resources and tools to interrogate existing texts and data to look for new insights and connections that were not possible before. The value of these new approaches isn't just for academics: They are proving to be an excellent way to engage students in topics that may have, in the past, seemed complicated -- or even boring. Recently, Micki Kaufman, a doctoral student at The City University of New York, took the entire corpus of Henry Kissinger's correspondence from the National Security Archive and created a visual map of this information. This was done to better understand the trends and major issues, as well as the correspondence itself, during his term as Secretary of State under President Richard Nixon.

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