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Uncovering Isolation in the Archive: Women Workers in Bicycle Factories


I have begun diving to a variety of sources for my project “Wheelwomen at Work,” in which I am digitizing women’s involvement in the bicycle industry from the 1880s to the 1910s. One of my most striking findings so far has come from factory inspection records. Starting in the 1880s, many states established departments in which state officials visited factories to document the working conditions and ensure the factories were meeting the relatively new safety […]


Corpus Inscriptionum Crucesignatorum Terrae Sanctae: Anthology of Crusader Inscriptions in the Holy Land (1099-1291)


Corpus Inscriptionum Crucesignatorum Terrae Sanctae Anthology of Crusader Inscriptions in the Holy Land (1099-1291) Sabino De Sandoli, OFM Father Sabino De Sandoli’s “Corpus Inscriptionum” is the most extensive collection of surviving Crusader inscriptions ever published. The inscriptions, written between 1099 and 1291, have been collected from all areas of Palestine: from Gaza to Acre, from Hebron to Banias, and from the southern part of Transjordan.“Corpus Inscriptionum Crucesignatorum Terrae Sanctae” was published in 1973 by Studium Biblicum Franciscanum […]

Charles Jones

New version of the Offline Image Viewer (OIV) available


Artstor has released the latest version of its Offline Image Viewer (OIV). OIV enables instructors to give classroom presentations using larger images from the Artstor Digital Library (up to 3200 pixels wide) along with local content without being connected to the Internet. You can create digital slide show presentations that feature side-by-side comparisons, zooming and panning, and the ability to customize text on the slides. OIV 4.0 includes the following new features: Compatible with Mac OS X 10.9 […]


Tokyo Computer Scientist Creates 3D Printed Urban Gardens


Imagine a garden springing from your 3D printer, herbs and flowers flourishing in a matter of weeks, creating a lush, green space on your balcony or your rooftop. Yuichiro Takeuchi, a computer scientist with Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc. in Tokyo, Japan, has found a way to print the foundations of a garden using a 3D printer and software of his own design. Plants grown in Takeuchi’s 3D printed yarn ball Takeuchi uses a 3D […]

Debra Thimmesch

Open Access Digital Library: Arabic Collections Online


Arabic Collections Online (ACO)  is a publicly available digital library of public domain Arabic language content. Funded by New York University Abu Dhabi, this mass digitization project aims to expose up to 15,000 volumes from NYU and partner institutions over a period of five years. Contributing Partners:    American University of Beirut    Columbia University    Cornell University    New York University    Princeton University Press release (2013) : http://www.nyu.edu/about/news-publications/news/2013/04/10/nyu-announces-project-to-create-arabic-collections-online-an-arabic-language-digital-public-library.html

Peter Magierski

Arabic Collections Online المجموعات العربية على الانترنت


Arabic Collections Online  المجموعات العربية على الانترنت Arabic Collections Online (ACO) is a publicly available digital library of public domain Arabic language content. Funded by New York University Abu Dhabi, this mass digitization project aims to expose up to 15,000 volumes from NYU and partner institutions over a period of five years. NYU and the partner institutions are contributing all types of material—literature, business, science, and more—from their Arabic language collections. ACO will provide digital […]

Charles Jones

Call for at-risk collections – deadline extended


Wurts Bros., Display of medals and coins, ca. 1900 (detail). Museum of the City of New York; mcny.org The deadline for Artstor’s new initiative to preserve and increase the availability of at-risk collections of individual scholars has been extended to November 15. What it is Artstor will provide modest financial support to digitize and catalog selected at-risk collections. We will then maintain the collections and make them available through the Artstor Digital Library and open […]


ACH 2014 Elections: Call for Nominations


24 Oct 2014 The Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH) invites nominations for the 2014/2015 elections, in which our members will elect three Executive Council members for four-year terms. We seek candidates who want to support and advance the field of digital humanities (DH) by helping to lead the ACH in the coming years. ACH officers and Executive Council members develop and uphold ACH policies, determine and distribute funding, and oversee all organizational activities. […]


Open Access Journal: Cloelia: Newsletter of the Women’s Classical Caucus


[First posted in AWOL 7 May 2011. Updated 24 October 2014] Cloelia: Newsletter of the Women’s Classical Caucus 2012 is the 40th Anniversary of the Women’s Classical Caucus. As part of the 40th Anniversary volume of Cloelia, many members of the WCC have joined together to help digitize the WCC Newsletter and related archival material. This page is the beginning of this project. For Sally MacEwan, who helped move Cloelia into the digital age. A […]

Charles Jones

Friday links: doodles, slow art, DIY archaeology


Photographer: Robert Howlett | Isambard Kingdom Brunel, builder of the Great Eastern | ca. 1857-1858 | George Eastman House, eastmanhouse.org Some stories we’ve been reading this week: Doodle books We’ve confessed our love of doodling in a previous link roundup, so we were of course excited to run into these two items: An exhibition at the Cambridge University Library featuring books with inscriptions, scribbles, and doodles, and doodles in some of the world’s oldest books as cataloged […]


Residency Program Success Stories, Part Two


The following is a guest post by Julio Díaz Laabes, HACU intern and Program Management Assistant at the Library of Congress. This is the second part of a two part series on the former class of residents from the National Digital Stewardship Residency program. Part One covered four residents from the first year of the program and looked at their current professional endeavors and how the program helped them achieve success in their field. In […]

Susan Manus

Conference: Visual and Multi-Sensory Representations of History (Gothenburg, March 19-21 2015)


Reposted from Critical Heritage Studies blog (thanks to Anna Foka): March 19-21 2015, Gothenburg. Deadline for abstracts November 20, 2014 Full call here A Critical Approach to Visual and Multi-Sensory Representations for History and Culture. A conference for scholars and practitioners who study the implementation and potential of visual and multi-sensory representations to challenge and diversify our common understanding of history and culture. Abstracts for research papers, posters, visual and multi-sensory demonstrations of ongoing projects, workshops, panels, […]

Gabriel Bodard

Europeana TV pilot disseminated at FIAT/IFTA world congress


the event was hosted by NISV and included as keynote speaker Harry Verwayen, who talked about the TV pilot The International Federation of Television Archives (FIAT/IFTA) promotes co-operation amongst television archives, multimedia and audiovisual archives and libraries, and all those engaged in the preservation and exploitation of moving image and recorded sound materials and associated documentation. The FIAT/IFTA Annual World … Continue reading →


Flights 20141012-13 – Blink and you will miss it


One of the main aims of the Aerial Archaeology in Jordan Project is to photographically record archaeology in Jordan – a record through which it can be monitored. This year has provided some highs and lows. Reconstruction work has occurred at Qasr el-Mshatta near Queen Alia International Airport. Qasr el-Mshatta in 1998. © APAAME_19980513_RHB-0054. Qasr el-Mshatta in 2014. © APAAME_20141013_RHB-0012. A possible Roman column quarry has somehow survived (so far) amongst a massive modern limestone […]

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