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  • WordPress: How to create content  

    By on March 1, 2023

    There are two main options for creating content on WordPress: pages and posts.  Though they look similar, there is an important difference in whether the content is dynamic or static.  Posts. The posts hold the dynamic content of the site. For example, blog posts, news, and course content. This...

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  • Using raster spatial data in R

    By on February 22, 2023

    A lot of talk is given to spatial data in the vector format (i.e., points, lines and polygons) when making maps. After all, they serve as the actual baseline for your map visualization. They reveal the limits and location of entities you want to visualize and point your audience...

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  • When Servers Burn: The Next Great Fire At Alexandria

    By on February 8, 2023

    “The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.”  – Milan Kundera I was recently talking with a medievalist in the Graduate Center’s English program, Chris Buonanno, who remarked that vellum manuscripts of the middle ages which have survived did so partly because of the...

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  • Spring is in the air! Welcome back from GCDI and the Digital Fellows!

    By on January 30, 2023

    Welcome back for the spring semester! The Graduate Center Digital Initiatives (GCDI) and GC Digital Fellows have been hard at work developing programming, events, workshops, and opportunities to help you continue to learn and to develop your digital scholarly projects. This semester, please take a moment to review what...

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  • Finding the Perfect OCR

    By on November 29, 2022

    How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Apple (just kidding) I attempted many different solutions to convert photos of news articles into machine-readable text, until I found something that worked. Skip ahead to “Apple Monterrey” if you don’t want to read the obligatory life story before the recipe!...

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