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Open Online Book Experiment Yields Expected Results

By Phil Davis | November 1, 2013

by Phil Davis A report detailing an experiment in providing open online access to scholarly monographs was released last Tuesday in celebration of Open Access Week.  The results? Providing free access to online books had no effect on sales (positive or negative), nor did it have any effect on citations. Free access did increase online usage, however. I wrote […]

New NDSA Report: Issues in the Appraisal and Selection of Geospatial Data | The Signal: Digital Preservation

By Butch Lazorchak | November 1, 2013

by Butch Lazorchak Digital mapping information is an essential part of the backbone of our economy through the now-widespread consumer applications that allow us to track our location, find a nearby restaurant or guide us on a journey. While largely invisible to the casual user, the geospatial data that underpins these applications allows us to know […]

A new collaboration between OAPEN and OpenEdition

By The GPDH Editors | October 14, 2013

OAPEN and OpenEdition, two European projects dedicated to Open Access publishing in the humanities and social sciences, are pleased to announce their collaboration to strengthen Open Access monograph publishing. Services for Open Access books OpenEdition is a publishing platform developing a sustainable model for Open Access publishing: OpenEdition Freemium. OAPEN offers deposit and discovery services to […]

Data exploration through visualisation – Digital scholarship blog

By Ben O'Steen | September 26, 2013

by Ben O’Steen The impact that a thoughtful visualisation has cannot be underestimated. However, it’s easy to forget how tremendously useful they are for understanding your own data, before you even know what you have. “Textual cross references found in the Bible” © Chris Harrison  The questions “Is there…?” and “What if…?” drive the exploration of data. […]

Pelagios: Pelagios Chapter 3: Early Geospatial Documents

By The GPDH Editors | September 26, 2013

A few weeks ago we trailed that we had some exciting news and now we can finally announce it. Thanks to the generosity of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Pelagios is entering a third, even more ambitious phase. We will be extending the Pelagios approach to all early geospatial documents up to 1492 (a game-changing year […]

“Wir müssen das Gespräch mit den Zögerlichen suchen” – Interview mit Simone Lässig

By The GPDH Editors | September 26, 2013

Frau Lässig, am 3.9.2013 fand die Auftaktveranstaltung der AG Digitale Geschichtswissenschaft im Verband der Historikerinnen und Historiker Deutschland statt, zu der sich über 100 Personen in Braunschweig eingefunden haben. Erste Rückblicke dazu gibt es in verschiedenen Blogs, sowie ein Storify mit den Tweets. Wie ist Ihr persönliches Fazit der Veranstaltung? Ich bin sehr zufrieden – und das aus […]

Digital & Public History: Current Historiographical Research at the History and Civilisation Department, European University Institute, Florence, Italy

By The GPDH Editors | September 26, 2013

The Open Access e-journal Zeitenblicke 12 (2013), Nr. 1, is an interesting issue -based on interviews organised by EUI Ph.D. researchers and also single essays- dealing with the research community and activities in the History and Civilisation Department at the European University Institute  (EUI). These essays and interviews are showcasing and informing about the many intellectual challenges that are part […]

Initial findings from survey of discoverability of digitised collections : JISC Digitisation and Content Programme

By Paola Marchionni | September 26, 2013

by Paola Marchionni Some of the initial findings of the web-based assessment of the discoverability of digitised collections are now available, as part of the Spotlight project. The Discoverability Diagnosis, which we mentioned in the previous blog post, is one of the key activities the Spotlight project is undertaking. It consists of an assessment of about 150 collections that […]

Europeana Professional – Europeana Cloud – Shared Infrastructure for European Cultural Content – eCloud Blog

By Pavel Kats | September 26, 2013

by Pavel Kats, Europeana Development Manager. Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the last few years, you’ve probably noticed that cloud computing technologies are rapidly transforming our lives. Cloud computing, or ‘the cloud’, for simplicity, have become buzzwords in everyday talk – every kid on the block knows that there are things out […]

Volumes 20-29 of the collection “Pariser Historische Studien” now online: Digital Humanities at HIA

By Mareike König | September 26, 2013

by Mareike König Depuis le début de la mis en ligne des “Pariser Historische Studien” en septembre 2012, plus de soixante-dix volumes ont été numérisés. Actuellement les volumes 20–29 peuvent être consultés en libre accès en format pdf sur perspectivia.net, le portail de publication de la fondation Max-Weber.  La collection la plus ancienne de l’IHA comporte des […]