RAW Data Visualization: Alluvial Diagram

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Alluvial Diagrams represent flows and show correlations between categorical dimensions over time. This option visually links the number of elements sharing the same categories and is useful to see the evolution of clusters (such as the number of people belonging to a specific group). The user is provided quite a bit of freedom when using the… Read more »

Community Management at Scale

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My job is weird. I have a Ph.D. in English and “Professor” in my title, but I work in an academic library as a department head. I don’t have an MLIS. Currently I don’t have a DH project, as such, but I’ve been doing research about labor ethics and DH pedagogy, and about the relationship… Read more »

Denton Music, Mapped

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  Denton, Texas has been home to a thriving music scene for decades, owing in large part to the consistent stream of talent and creativity which UNT’s music programs have attracted. The stories of many prominent performers are fairly common knowledge, including those of Norah Jones, Pat Boone, Roy Orbison, the One O’Clock Lab Band,… Read more »

Circle-Packing: Creating an Overview of Participation in UNT Scholarly Works

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The UNT Scholarly Works collection is home to materials from the University of North Texas community’s research, creative, and scholarly activities.  To encourage further participation by UNT community members, it’s helpful to know the degree to which different departments currently participate by depositing items in the collection.  You can view who is contributing to the… Read more »

RAW Data Visualization: Treemap

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A treemap is a space-filling visualization for displaying weighted hierarchical data using nested rectangles. The rectangles can be coded by color and size to show patterns that may be difficult to visualize in other ways. RAWGraphs give the user the option of incorporating as many colors into the visualization as they like, making it easy… Read more »

Getting Started in Video Games

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Newcomers to the video game community have a high bar to entry. Video games are complex beasts of entertainment and art, often making them difficult to approach and hard to understand; heck, even skills learned in a certain type of video game aren’t transferable to another type of video game. And all of this is already ignoring… Read more »

16 mm and 35 mm Content in the UNT Media Library

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Before streaming media, DVDs, or even VHS were common classroom teaching tools, a “multi-media” or audiovisual presentation typically meant 16 mm motion picture films or 35 mm film strips and slides. These presentations often included a musical or audio accompaniment on vinyl records or cassettes as well as a script and activities to be used by the… Read more »