William Turkel has a nice four-part series of blog posts entitled A Workflow for Digital Research Using Off-the-Shelf Tools. His four points are
- Start with a backup and versioning strategy.
- Make everything digital.
- Research 24/7 (using RSS feeds).
- Make local copies of everything.
Also by William Turkel, The Programming Historian, “an open-access introduction to programming in Python, aimed at working historians (and other humanists) with little previous experience.”
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