Ahoy-hoy fellow HASTACers!
My name is Andrea Johnston and I am a first year graduate student at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. I'm currently enrolled in the combined Masters degree in Library Information Studies and Humanities Computing (Digital Humanities). I'm interested in (and these are in no particular order, mind you) rare books, archiving, advanced research methods, digital libraries, websites, databases, mobile apps, geolocation, ghost stories, young adult ficition, fantasy, Canadian literature (specifically Newfoundland literature), folklore, networking, cinnamon buns (because who isn't?), PHP coding, visualization tools, visual poetry, book art, physical computing, and Halloween.
I currently have a research assistantship with the Editing Modernism in Canada (EMiC) group at the U of A. Some of the things I have been doing with them is compiling essays for a book, editing HTML code, and scanning archival documents. My next project will be inputting metadata about the archival documents we have scanned into a database prepared by one of our students. Being involved with the EMiC group has been incredibly rewarding and I'm very grateful for the opportunity to learn and contirbute with them. I am also really excited to be a part of HASTAC. I want to use this space to share my ideas and discuss them with all you wonderful, talented, amazing people! I would love to be involved on a project and am very excited to see what everyone has in mind. I'm still a beginner but I'm a hard worker and willing to put in the work needed.
Please feel free to comment on anything and everything that I post, message me, or email me!
Looking forward to working with all of you.
Best wishes from a chilly Canadian province,