Category Archives: Short Takes

The David Rumsey Map Collection: 5,359 New Maps Added

By gretchen | September 11, 2013

5,359 new maps and images have been added to the David Rumsey Map Collection, bringing the online collection to 42,725 maps and related images. Highlights in this addition are Rizzi Zannoni’s 1808 Atlante geografico del regno di Napoli; a very early geography game from France, Le Jeu du Monde of 1645; several World Atlases by […]

Come cambia la storia nell’era digitale |

By gretchen | September 11, 2013

di Elena Vellati Relazione sull’intervento di Serge Noiret: Come cambia la storia (ricerca, scrittura, divulgazione, ecc.) nell’era digitale Nel corso di una ventennale esperienza di lavoro legato alla didattica e alle biblioteche, nell’ambito della storia digitale, Serge Noiret propone una panoramica dei profondi cambiamenti che hanno interessato la scienze storica e la sua divulgazione. Per capire cosa è cambiato, si può fare […]

College Art Association Advocacy » Blog Archive » US Patents and Trademarks Office Issues “Green Paper” on Copyright in the Digital Age | CAA

By gretchen | September 11, 2013

by Shira Perlmutter, director of the United States Patents and Trademarks Office (USPTO). We Want to Hear from You on Copyright Policies in the Digital The Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force (IPTF) last week issued a green paper on copyright, and I’d like to take a moment to highlight the paper’s core content and goals. The paper, […]

Thoughts on Public & Digital History by Adam Crymble: Applications open for Five Solutions: Digital Sustainability for Historians

By gretchen | September 11, 2013

by Adam Crymble Five Solutions to What? Historical scholarship is increasingly digital; and yet we do not have an agreed form of best practices for ensuring that digital scholarship lasts. Five Solutions is looking for five scholars able to outline a solution to the issues of sustainability now facing historians. This one day workshop asks participants […]

Social Semantic Web: Interview with EuropeanaTech

By gretchen | May 16, 2013

Last week, EuropeanaTech released two major new documents. Today’s blog looks at the work and the people behind one of them, interviewing Maarten Brinkerink and Marlies Olensky. First of all though – a quick look at the two new documents. The first, titled, ‘Core Inventory of FLOSS in the Cultural Heritage Domain, second iteration‘ analyses […]

Improved access to newspapers: The Europeana Newspapers Project

By gretchen | May 13, 2013

This is a brief post to highlight the activities of The Europeana Newspapers Project (ENP), a network of 18 partners (and 11 associated partners) working together to make more than 18 million digitised newspaper pages (including 10 million pages of full-text content) available via the Europeana ecosystem of online services, with aggregation carried out by The European Library. The […]

Computer analysis of the correspondence of King George III to throw new light on his madness?

By gretchen | April 25, 2013

King George III life and reign were longer than those of any previous monarch. This reign covered the period of Great Britain defeating France in the Seven Years War and becoming the dominant European power in North America and India; the loss of Britain’s colonies in America in the American Revolutionary War; and concluded in the defeat of […]

Top Tumblrs for Historians

By gretchen | March 21, 2013

by Vanessa Varin Tumblr is a virtual goldmine of creative, niche micro-blogs. A few weeks ago, I asked our Twitter followers to recommend their favorite funny Tumblrs, and received a number of endorsements. I rounded up the top recommendations into a short list, guaranteed to distract you for a few hours. Take a look, and […]

Secret Painting in Rembrandt Masterpiece Coming into View

By gretchen | January 31, 2013

By Megan Gannon, News Editor Scientists may be one step closer to revealing a hidden portrait behind a 380-year-old Rembrandt painting. The masterpiece, “Old Man in Military Costume” by Dutch painter Rembrant Harmenszoon van Rijn, resides at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Scientists had noticed the painting bears faint traces of another […]

Persistent Paleontology: How Do Stones and Bones Relate to Digital Preservation?

By gretchen | January 22, 2013

by Bill LeFurgy Amber Case coined the term persistent paleontology in reference to electronic systems that continuously layer on new information. “The e-mail inbox is a rapidly expanding site of excavation which one must continually query,” she writes. “The newness of everything buries one’s ability to reach it without digging.” Fossil Snake CT Scanning, by Houston Museum of […]