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Europeana Professional – Countdown to Europeana AGM and DISH2013 – Pro Blog

By Beth Daley | November 15, 2013

by Beth Daley Only 17 days to go until the Europeana Annual General Meeting and Digital Strategies for Heritage conference (DISH2013) in Rotterdam (2-3 December)! The agenda for the Europeana AGM has now been set. The day includes chance for existing Task Forces to get together, then for everyone to meet up to discuss the […]

Mapping Books: The Dispersal of the Medieval Libraries of Great Britain

By Mitch Fraas | November 15, 2013

by Mitch Fraas Today I’m teaching a workshop on using “screen scraping” in the digital humanities. No workshop is really useful without practical examples so last week I decided to try out my screen scraping chops on an exciting  new database of book history data. The Kislak Center at Penn (where I’m Scholar in Residence) is quickly becoming […]

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Las Humanidades Digitales globales

By Isabel Galina | November 15, 2013

by Isabel Galina A principios del 2012 escribí una entrada titulada El dónde y cómo de las Humanidades Digitales en donde busqué presentar algunas de los programas de estudio, centros, publicaciones, congresos y asociaciones más destacados del campo. Pese a que el objetivo era tratar de incluir iniciativas de todo el mundo, predomina el trabajo realizado en Estados Unidos […]

Anatomy of a Web Archive | The Signal: Digital Preservation

By Nicholas Taylor | November 8, 2013

by Nicholas Taylor I’m inclined to blame the semantic flexibility of the word “archive” for the fact that someone with no previous exposure to web archives might variously suppose that they are: the result of saving web pages from the browser, institutions acting as repositories for web resources, a navigational feature of some websites allowing for browsing of past content, […]

Not the Answer — An Academic Carefully Assesses the Arguments for Open Access | The Scholarly Kitchen

By Kent Anderson | November 8, 2013

by Kent Anderson I recently finished reading a long essay by Daniel Allington, a sociologist, linguist, and book historian living in the UK. He’s been following the debates about open access (OA) in the UK quite closely, and has written a well-informed piece detailing the hopes, limitations, and mandates associated with OA. The essay, entitled, “On open access, […]

HistoGlobe: Geschichtsunterricht in 3D | Gründerszene

By Maximilian Heimstaedt | November 8, 2013

by Maximilian Heimstaedt Im Klassenraum starren Schüler widerwillig auf abgewetzte Wandkarten – zu Hause können sie ihre Blicke kaum von Smartphone, Tablet-PC und Laptop lösen. Das Team von HistoGlobe hat die Zeichen der Zeit erkannt und sich zur Aufgabe gemacht, Geschichte zu beleben und in 3D erlebbar zu machen. Das sechsköpfige Team aus Weimar ist sich sicher: Geschichte, […]

Automating Extracting GIS Data from Scanned Maps – GIS Lounge

By Caitlin Dempsey | November 8, 2013

by Caitlin Dempsey he New York Public Library Labs (NYPL Labs) has posted on Github the code to its open source map-vectorizer project.  NYPL Lab’s map-vectorizer project is seeking to automate (“like OCR for maps”) the process of extracting polygon and attribute information from old scanned maps.  The code was developed with the purpose of extracting building information from […]

The Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network (DiXiT) offers 17 Marie Curie Fellowships

By Domenico Fiormonte | November 8, 2013

by Domenico Fiormonte The Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network (DiXiT) offers 12 Marie Curie fellowships to early stage researchers (ESRs) for a period of 3 years and 5 Marie Curie fellowships to experienced researchers (ERs) for a period of 12 to 20 months. Fellowships are now open for applications. For details visit:http://dixit.uni-koeln.de/fellows.html About DiXiT DiXiT (Digital Scholarly […]

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 […]