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Updated: 2017-10-12T11:13:21-06:00

 



A quick showdown of three automatic transcription tools

2017-10-12T11:13:21-06:00

One of my hats these days has me supporting students and faculty in the use of NVivo, a piece of software used for qualitative data analysis. Often people are wanting to analyze the text of recorded interviews, and of course...



Some tweaks at Google Scholar

2017-09-29T10:23:05-06:00

Somehow I wasn't subscribed to the Google Scholar blog already, and missed last week's announcement that they'd made some tweaks to the interface of Google Scholar. Today though I was presented with a big link under the search box to...



Search Google Maps via shortcuts

2017-08-11T08:07:56-06:00

Lifehacker has a post describing how to Map Anything From the Chrome Address Bar. Sounds great, except I recently switched back to Firefox after many years away, so found that there are a pair of extensions for FF that allow...



Free access to the Rights, Action, and Social Responsibility Collection from de Gruyter

2017-04-10T10:08:18-06:00

Until the end of 2017, de Gruyter is offering free access to its Rights, Action, and Social Responsibility ebook Collection for "all students and faculty". You do have to register, and it appears that when I did so, I did...



Factiva filters for Fake News Phenomenon

2017-04-03T11:32:50-06:00

Thanks to a tip from my colleague Dani I learned that Factiva has recently added a filter for fake news. Like many things with Factiva (IMHO), it's not terribly intuitive to find, so here are the steps. You can either...



Shape file and .KML for First People's Language Map of British Columbia

2017-03-15T14:35:02-06:00

I spent a couple hours today helping a student look for a shape file of the First People's Language Map of B. C. (or anything even close to it). No luck, but feel free to chime in if you know...

I spent a couple hours today helping a student look for a shape file of the First People's Language Map of B. C. (or anything even close to it). No luck, but feel free to chime in if you know of something we missed! Finally while Inspecting and Viewing Source, I tripped across an embedded (or linked, I can't even remember now) .kml file that included the coordinates for all the polygons. Yay! 

I thought this would've been information that was much easier to find, so in the interests of saving the time of anyone else who might be looking for that same info, here you go:

Language_Boundaries .kml file for Google Earth

Contemporary Languages Boundaries shape file for ArcGIS etc. (.zip)

The student had emailed the owner of the site and got no response. Obviously I'll take this down if asked...

Oh, and while I was able to convert the .kml to the shape file within ArcGIS, I had a cleaner experience using the MyGeodata Converter.

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Hope this is helpful to someone else!

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Using TheHerdLocker.com to find the *good* content on Twitter

2017-02-06T09:48:13-07:00

Some time ago I learned about TheHerdlocker.com from a post on ResearchBuzz. Since then, it's grown a bit, and I've been receiving useful weekly updates to a few hashtags I like to follow on the Twitter. In a nutshell, rather...



Hydrator is my new favourite tool to hydrate tweet-ids (aka so many tools!)

2017-02-03T09:45:49-07:00

For the past couple of weeks I've been helping a student gather a collection of historical tweets, based on specific hashtags. You may be aware that Twitter's search API limits searches to only the past week or so, which sucks...