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Dispatches, digests and doodles: Exploring the significant properties of field notebooks

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Thomer, A. K., & Weber, N. M. (2013). Dispatches, digests and doodles: Exploring the significant properties of field notebooks. In iConference 2013 Proceedings, (pp. 937-941). doi:10.9776/13483

Publication Abstract

Whether a first-person narrative, a structured observational data source, or simply a diary of doodles, field notebooks are the material instantiation of most site-based social and natural sciences. In this poster, we present preliminary work that explores the significant properties of field notebooks across three diverse disciplines: Paleontology, Archaeology, and Field Biology. This work is meant to supplement existing norms in digitization processes, and begin moving many of those projects towards a more general, interoperable approach to preserving the rich content held within field note collections.