• NVivo Updates: Software Interface, Unlimited Access, and Updated Video Training
    Attention Qualitative Data Researchers: Three big changes to NVivo here at Baylor that you need to know about. (1) Baylor University licenses for NVivo are upgrading to NVivo (Release 1) for both Windows and Mac. See a list of updates and changes here. Highlights of changes: Substantive updates to the look and feel. For an…
  • Resources for Demonstration: Text Data Mining Sermons
    Resources Used for PhD Sermons Class TDM Tool: Voyant-Tools From Wikipedia, "Voyant Tools is an open-source, web-based application for performing text analysis. It supports scholarly reading and interpretation of texts or corpus, particularly by scholars in the digital humanities, but also by students and the general public. It can be used to analyze online texts…
  • Automatically Update Visualizations with Cloud-Based Tables
    Problem: When building online, interactive visualizations (i.e., data dashboards), a difficult obstacle to overcome is maintaining the visualization after the initial publishing online . How to easily and quickly add add, remove, or modify records? How can research partners conveniently modify records and see the results online? Solution: When using major platforms such as Tableau…
  • Power BI Database: Recent Homiletical Thought
    The Recent Homiletical Thought (RHT) is the result of a joint collaboration between the Truett Theological Seminary and the Baylor University Libraries. The RHT is an annotated list of journal articles, books, and theses/dissertations around the field of homiletics. Search, query, filter, and citation capabilities…
  • Mining Social Media Content
    New Guide: Mining Social Media Content Need to mine data from Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, or Instagram? This guide highlights the top tools you can use to begin mining content.
  • Software for Text Data Mining
    What is Text Data Mining (briefly): Text Data Mining is the structuring of unstructured text content, followed by the analysis of that unstructured content. Structuring text content applies some sense of order that can then be analyzed. Examples can include organizing ngram counts, parts of speech tagging, and named entity extraction. Types of analysis can…
  • ImageMagick + Ghostcript: Batch Convert PDFs to Images
    Problem: You may have a plethora of PDF images that you need to convert to an image format, such as JPG. Too many to convert manually using Adobe Acrobat. Solution in Three Steps (in a Windows environment): (1) Install ImageMagick (https://www.imagemagick.org/) (2) Install Ghostscript (https://www.ghostscript.com/) (3) Using PowerShell or Command Line, run the following ImageMagick…
  • Archive Team: The Twitter Stream Grab (Historic Twitter Content)
    "A simple collection of JSON grabbed from the general twitter stream, for the purposes of research, history, testing and memory. This is the "Spritzer" version, the most light and shallow of Twitter grabs. Unfortunately, we do not currently have access to the Sprinkler or Garden…