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Europeana’s top 5 Facebook tips for memory institutions

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A series of blogs by Wiebe de Jager, Marketing Manager at Europeana Many of our partners who represent Europe’s libraries, archives and museums make use of Facebook. It is a great way to show people something about your institution or collections, reach out to potential visitors (and stay in touch with them after they’ve visited), communicate events or other news, or even organise contests or other engaging activities. However, not everyone is aware of the […]

Susan Muthalaly

Open Education: Condition Critical

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Coventry (UK), 20 November 2014 Thursday November 20th 4:30-6:30pm, at Coventry University, a panel exploring opportunities to critically and creatively experiment with different ideas of what the university and education can be. Open Education: Condition Critical What for decades could only be dreamt of is now almost … Continue reading →

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Come to our networks session and workshop at CAA2015 in Siena!

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We would like to bring a session on archaeological network science at the 2015 Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) meeting in Siena (Italy) to your attention. We welcome papers describing archaeological applications of network science, with a particular focus on the treatment of space and time in these applications. Please find the […]

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How I got my first D in graduate school

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This weekend, the unthinkable happened. I got a 60% on an assignment in one of my historic preservation graduate seminars. I haven’t done this poorly on an assignment since 9th grade geometry. How the hell did this happen? The assignment was to write a short 3-5 page report on a historical architecture tour the class […]

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How do people get new ideas? Isaac Asimov on creativity #TBT

In this never-before published essay, Isaac Asimov addresses the question How do people get new ideas?. While the 1959 language seems quaint (and rather male!) the thoughts he puts forward are still relevant today and the subject of this week’s #throwbackthursday post. So, what is needed to generate new ideas according to Asimov? The ability […]

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I Voted: Voting Information Project

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If you haven’t already figured it out, I can be a bit of a cynic. And becoming more so as the last ads of the campaign cycle through. (I’m looking at you Kansas Governor Brownback. Seriously? You’re running this ad?) But I’m a firm believer that one of the most important duties we have as US citizens is to vote. In every election. Dogcatcher to president. So next Tuesday is already on my calendar. The […]

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Open Access Archaeology Digest #586

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Open Access (free to read) articles: Bayesian approach applied to authenticity testing by luminescence http://bit.ly/1aSuauc Un modello GIS multicriterio per la costruzione di mappe di plausibilità per la localizzazione di siti archeologici: il caso della costa teramana http://bit.ly/103oooh Notice of a large Cinerary Urn found on the Farm of Quarryford, East Lothian.http://bit.ly/14sFwDO Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: http://bit.ly/YHuyFK

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#246 Dig It Video Series from Jamie Stott

I recorded a video for Jamie Stott’s “Dig It” video series. Check out Jamie’s YouTube page and her website. She’s a great writer and always keeps it interesting!

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#245 I Would NOT Walk 1000 Miles For You

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Long central Nevada walk. I’ve been having a discussion with a colleague about some upcoming fieldwork. The details so far include: 29,000 acres of pedestrian survey, no more than 400 sites recorded, and about two years to hand in the final draft of the report. We’re allotting at most one and a half years for the fieldwork.  My philosophy is to employ as many people for as long as possible. So, we could hire 50 […]

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REVEAL (Reconstruction and Exploratory Visualization: Engineering meets ArchaeoLogy)

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REVEAL (Reconstruction and Exploratory Visualization: Engineering meets ArchaeoLogy)   Inaccuracies, Inconsistencies and Impatience One of the key problems in archaeology is trying to accurately locate things like trenches, walls, and artifacts in 3D space.  Traditionally, archaeologists describe their finds, manually take measurements, and use hand-drawn sketches and occasional photographs to record the contexts of artifacts, strata, and architectural features.  This methodology suffers from inaccuracy, inconsistent terminology, transcription errors, and just taking too long.  Some things […]

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Curriculum guide: Survey of Western Art 2: Renaissance to Postmodern

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Joseph Beuys, Green Violin and Telephone S——–R (Sender——–Receiver), 1974. Image and original data provided by Yale University. ©2008 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn Artstor is introducing curriculum guides–collections of images from the Artstor Digital Library based on syllabi for college courses–compiled by faculty members and experts around the country. Learn more here. Survey of Western Art 2: Renaissance to Postmodern Nancy Minty, Ph.D, Collections Editor, Artstor This curriculum guide consists of […]

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Robots, iPads, and museums. Oh my!

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There’s nothing like a good history museum. Interactive displays. Interesting artifacts. Knowledgeable docents. Done well, a museum visit is not just a good time but can be an incredible learning experience. That’s sort of the point, isn’t it? Especially if I’m a classroom teacher. Having students connect with evidence and explore possible theories in an environment specifically designed to support learning is something we all want for our kids. And most history museums work very […]

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Artstor at the Charleston Conference

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James Akin, Charleston, South Carolina grid plans, 1704. The Carnegie Arts of the United States Collection; data from University of Georgia Libraries. Join Artstor at the Charleston Conference, November 5-8 in Charleston, South Carolina. Visit us at table 25 in the Charleston Conference’s Vendor Showcase to and learn about our ten years of sharing collections with educational and scholarly communities. Panel discussion, Thursday, November 6, 3:15-4:00 PM Library Relations Account Manager Jen Hoyer is moderating Opening Open Access: […]

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2014 DPOE Training Needs Assessment Survey

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The following is a guest post by Barrie Howard, IT Project Manager at the Library of Congress. Last month the Digital Preservation Outreach and Education (DPOE) Program wrapped up the “2014 DPOE Training Needs Assessment Survey” in an effort to get a sense of the state of digital preservation practice and understand more about what capacity exists for organizations and professionals to effectively preserve digital content. This survey is a follow up to a similar […]

Susan Manus
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