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Petitions Dataverse Author: Garth Griffin (http://garthgriffin.com) Date: August 12, 2014 This project is concerned with batch upload of a historical dataset of petitions (for example Anti-Slavery and Anti-Segreation Petitions ) into a Dataverse within the Harvard Dataverse Network . The goal is to enable scholars to explore and use the datais dataset. The project has been done in collaboration with Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study  and with help from the Harvard Institute of Quantitative Social Science . Links:  http://thedata.harvard.edu/dvn/dv/antislaverypetitionsma  http://thedata.harvard.edu/dvn/  https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/  http://www.iq.harvard.edu/ Installation ------------ https://github.com/IQSS/dataverse-client-python Usage ----- To run an update: 1. If needed, parse an input spreadsheet into the Dataverse spreadsheet format. Use antislaverypetitions.py, run with --help for flag documentation. 2. Run the Dataverse update. Use update.py, run with --help for flag documentation. Acknowledgements: ----------------- Supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-5105612), Massachusetts Archives of the Commonwealth, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, Center for American Political Studies at Harvard University, Institutional Development Initiative at Harvard University, and Harvard University Library. Copyright and license: ---------------------- This file is part of PetitionsDataverse. PetitionsDataverse is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. PetitionsDataverse is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with PetitionsDataverse. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>. Please see the file LICENSE for the license text.