By Juliana Adelman
I recently noticed another history blogger experimenting with crowdsourcing advice and feedback on a developing paper. I think this a great idea and hope to do it myself once my book chapters are a bit further on. In the meantime, I am looking for a collaborator. I am in the process of collecting a load of data about the locations of various animal businesses and industries around Dublin during the nineteenth century. I would like to turn this data into some nice maps. Now, I can draw dots on a scanned image of an old map using a free image editor and come up with some maps that are ok. But I suspect that someone with GIS experience and some computer know-how would have a better idea. The maps will be for a chapter in my book, to be published by the University of Virginia Press. I am offering co-authorship of the chapter to a geographer interested in collaborating and helping to produce the maps. I suppose in this case I am supplying the data and the research questions and you are supplying the technical skills. In the short term, it is a guaranteed publication. In the long term, perhaps the beginning of a beautiful partnership? Please contact adelmanj AT tcd DOT ie if you are interested.