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DH Resources on the Commons wiki

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    A.L. McMichael

    Hi, everyone.
    The Digital Fellows have been working to expand and update the DH Resource Guide, and we’d love your help. The Guide is part of the Academic Commons Wiki, a project spearheaded by Charlie Edwards and collectively edited by any members of the Commons community who are interested. It is a resource that is used in the DH community beyond CUNY and is an opportunity for us to contribute at a variety of levels–major editing or even a couple of helpful links would be appreciated. I’ve created a little how-to (see below) for getting people started and would be happy to answer questions.

    Alice Lynn

    Directions for editing the CUNY Academic Commons Wiki:
    First, go to the Commons Wiki and click the link under “DH Resources” for the guide.
    Then peruse the categories to see what’s available and where you may want to contribute.
    When you’re ready to edit, click the “Using this Guide” link or go to this URL:
    If you’re logged into the Commons, the right sidebar is the way to navigate. For instance, under “Views” you can click on “edit” to see the back end of the wiki. This is where you will add links, etc.
    Wikimedia has helpful information on Wikitext markup and examples.
    (Yes, it takes a while to get into the groove of this strange-looking markup but don’t let that scare you. I also find it helpful to look at the information and markup that’s already on the Commons page and copy it whenever I can).
    When you’ve made edits to the Commons page, click the “Show preview” button at the bottom. Scroll up to see the preview and down to see your edits. If you’re satisfied, be sure to click the “Save page” button at the bottom.
    Happy editing! Let us know if you have questions.


    Many, many thanks to Alice Lynn for working on this and to Charlie for
    getting the project started. I urge the entire CUNY DHI community to jump
    in and help us build out this resource. It’s a wiki, so please don’t
    hesitate to hit that “edit” button and add some links and text.



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