Posts for Tag : workflow

Jumping Back In: On taking a break and the fear of dissertating 0

So I haven't blogged in over a year mainly because I not only didn't have the time but also because I didn't have much new to say and both are because of the same reason: small child. In December of 2013 I gave birth to my beautiful Little Miss. I had just advanced to candidacy the summer before and had worked a bit on my dissertation during the Fall term while a Swann Foundation Fellow at the Library of Congress. But the trek to DC was difficult and uncomfortable while 7/8 months pregnant and Read More

When Analog is Sometimes Better & You Can’t Always Trust Search Results 0

Last month I took a research trip to the Huntington Library in San Marino, CA. It was my first "big" research trip. I was there for two weeks to look at a collection that comprised of over 200 boxes. I knew I couldn't get through it all so I prioritized ahead of time what boxes I HAD to get through and what boxes I would LIKE to get through and what boxes could wait until the next trip. I researched the Huntington's rules and regulations and brought all the appropriate tools with me on my trip and Read More

Research in the Digital Age, or, Am I Really Going to Write my Dissertation on my iPad? 1

While I know that there are a plethora of blog posts out there about research taking workflows I find them incredibly helpful and have picked up a few tips and tricks from them in the past. So I thought I would pay if forward, so to speak, and add my voice to the din on the off chance that like me with other posts, someone will read this and go, "that's exactly what I need!" I'm probably part of the last generation to grow up being taught the index card method of research taking while in school. Read More