SPARC-ACRL forum "Understanding the Implications of Open Education: MOOCs and More" June 29, 2013
I’ve built a Git Data Viewer, which wraps around a git repository (not necessarily GitHub), and exposes some information about the contents in a more data-user-friendly way than the standard GitHub view.
In this report on the Digital Humanities & Libraries THATCamp, Michelle Dalmau draws out and discusses six broad themes that emerged from the sessions. As an organizer and attendee, Dalmau also invites fellow campers to respond with their own versions of camp stories.
This competition is for research papers looking at some aspect of the national, regional, or international practice of the Digital Humanities.
This survey is intended for scholars, researchers and practitioners within the Digital Humanities. All data will remain anonymous.
Proposals in any area of the Digital Humanities are invited. Please see our Information for Authors page for instructions on how to submit a proposal to us.
We hope to provide a forum that will help us identify digital humanists in Portuguese and Spanish speaking countries or researchers from other parts of the world that work primarily in these languages, as well as providing them with the opportunity to share their work
Highlights from MuseumNext Conference.
This site contains content that can be used as boilerplate to help with the development of digital humanities courses and programs
#dhpoco Summer School is an informal, month-long collaborative online course exploring issues related to Postcolonial Digital Humanities. Through readings, discussion boards, and optional video conferences, participants will learn more about #dhpoco and make meaningful connections with fellow scholars.
An online conversation happening now, about social reading, listening, and writing on the web.
The United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will make its digital publications available free of charge and under an open license. UNESCO’s open access repository will launch in July 2013, have a multilingual interface, and contain hundreds of digital UNESCO publications available for download.
Janis Karklins, UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information, announced the new open access policy during the opening of the World Summit on the Information Society Forum on May 13.
“Researchers from all countries, but especially from developing and least developed countries will benefit and capitalize on Open Access to knowledge. Our new policy will enable us to increase the visibility, accessibility, and rapid distribution of our publications,” said Karklins.
Resources that are published by UNESCO after June 1 will be immediately deposited into the repository. For resources that are published by external publishers, UNESCO will respect an embargo period up to 12 months. A Creative Commons license was not specifically stated in the announcement, but the policy appears to be similar to CC BY for UNESCO published resources and CC BY-NC-ND for resources published externally.
UNESCO is the first member of the United Nations to adopt such an open access policy for its publications. Read the full policy here.
The number of historical documents which are available in digital form has dramatically increased throughout the last five to ten years. Consequently, there has also been a significant growth in the development of computerized tools for the support of the analysis of such documents. The project “Script and Signs. A Computer-based Analysis of Highmedieval Papal Charters. A Key to Europe’s Cultural History”, which is funded by the e-humanities initiative of the German Ministry of Education, therefore organizes a international symposium. The aim of this symposium is to bring the world’s leading experts on historical document analysis from a diverse set of fields, such as Pattern Recognition, Computer Vision, Medieval History and Auxiliary Sciences of History together.
This inital point provide a compilation of results of single projects in order to focus on them in the future.
TOPOI – Calls For Papers: The Philosophy of Information
Deadline for paper submissions: 1 August 2013.
The information revolution has been changing the world profoundly and irreversibly for some time now, at a breathtaking pace, and with an unprecedented scope, making the creation, management, and utilisation of information vital issues. Such revolution has brought enormous benefits and opportunities. However, it has also greatly outpaced our understanding of its foundations and consequences, and raised conceptual issues that are rapidly expanding, evolving, and becoming increasingly serious. Today, philosophy faces the challenge of providing a foundational treatment of the concepts and phenomena underlying the information revolution, in order to foster our understanding and guide the responsible construction of our information society. This challenge is met by the philosophy of information, a thriving new area of research that investigates the conceptual nature and basic principles of information, including its ethical consequences.
The Centre for Creative and Cultural Research is seeking two PhD students to join its new Flagship Program, Digital Treasures.
Preservation Week 2013 might be over, but digital preservation must go on every week of the year. In truth, preservation is an ongoing, long lasting process that requires active management. Don’t despair, though. I have some helpful suggestions to help keep you in the preservation-y mood until next year.
The North Carolina Runaway Slave Advertisements project provides online access to all known runaway slave advertisements (more than 2300 items) published in North Carolina newspapers from 1751 to 1840. These brief ads provide a glimpse into the social, economic, and cultural world of the American slave system and the specific experience within North Carolina. Working from microfilmed copies of these rare publications, the project team scanned the ads to provide digital images, create full-text transcripts and descriptive metadata, and develop a searchable database. TheNCRSA website includes digital scans of the ads, contextual essays to address their historical research value, full text transcripts, an annotated bibliography to aid researchers, and a searchable database.
With this year’s M/MLA topic of “Art & Artifice,” the new Permanent Section on Digital Humanities will explore issues of, experiments with, and provocations on design.
This week marks the release of a new version of Prism, a web-based tool for “crowdsourcing interpretation,” constructed over the course of two academic years by two separate cohorts of graduate fellows in our Praxis Program at the Scholars’ Lab.