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README

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 [1]) into a 
Dataverse within the Harvard Dataverse Network [2].

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 [3] and with help from the Harvard Institute of Quantitative Social 
Science [4].

Links:

[1] http://thedata.harvard.edu/dvn/dv/antislaverypetitionsma
[2] http://thedata.harvard.edu/dvn/ 
[3] https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/
[4] 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.

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