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Resources from "Any historians around?" Et al.

Discussion created by eric on Oct 19, 2018
Latest reply on Oct 22, 2018 by FrankvanderMost

For me this is the discussion that led me to this Using Filemaker for Research User Group before it even existed:

Any historians around?

There's a lot of interesting discussion in there (for researchers), but what I found more interesting were all the external resources scattered among the replies. I'll try to list the ones that caught my eye here:

 

From https://community.filemaker.com/message/803606#comment-804199

FileMaker in Action: Research Case Studies

 

 

 

Summarized on comment: https://community.filemaker.com/message/803606#comment-804200

SJSU Research Guides at San José State University Library

Here I found this information about researchers needing a Data Management Plan:

Write Data Management Plan - Data Management

It's interesting that there's a whole DMPTool for these requirements.

File Format - Data Management

Those recommendations come from the Library of Congress:

http://www.loc.gov/preservation/resources/rfs/data.html

http://www.loc.gov/preservation/resources/rfs/softgame.html

 

From https://community.filemaker.com/message/803606#comment-805026

Litlink, a knowledge management system and literature database for the arts in general but historians in particular. The tool is free to use, you can download the runtime at http://www.litlink.ch/fileadmin/user_upload/downloads/litlink_v5_win_installer.zip for windows or http://www.litlink.ch/fileadmin/user_upload/downloads/litlink_v5_mac.dmg for MacOS

(The download side is in German, but once running you can switch the whole system to English or French by clicking on the gear wheel on the left and then on the field "Sprache" top right of the layout.)

The tool was designed by historians so it concentrates very much on collecting all kinds of sources and enabling you to cross-link basically everything.

 

From https://community.filemaker.com/message/803606#comment-804997

The Transport Archive- Three Centuries of Transport .

"An FMP database called Curate, which I built in FMP6! It used Dublin Core object characterisation. I have attached a pdf describing the way FMP was used." —Howard Freeman

 

From https://community.filemaker.com/message/805303#comment-805386

The SINNO database is a database with Swedish innovations in the manufacturing sector, currently going back to 1970. The data is manually extracted from industrial/professional magazines... The design is not available for download but I am more than happy to discuss it, and a brief description of main functions and features can be found at https://frankvandermost.com/sinno/ . More information about the SWINNO project and a free spreadsheet version (sic!) of the data can be found here SWINNO | Department of Economic HistorySchool of Economics and Management .

 

And, of course, this new user group:

Using Filemaker for Research User Group

https://community.filemaker.com/groups/filemaker-for-research

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