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Upgrading Image Thumbnails… Or How to Fill a Large Display Without Your Content Team Quitting

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The following is a guest post by Chris Adams from the Repository Development Center at the Library of Congress, the technical lead for the World Digital Library. Preservation is usually about maintaining as much information as possible for the future but access requires us to balance factors like image quality against file size and design requirements. These decisions often require revisiting as technology improves and what previously seemed like a reasonable compromise now feels constricting. […]

Play along at home with #hist3812a

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In my video games and history class, I assign each week one or two major pieces that I want everyone to read. Each week, a subset of the class has to attempt a ‘challenge’, which involves reading a bit more, reflecting, and devising a way of making their argument – a procedural rhetoric – via a game engine (in this case, Twine). Later on, they’ll be building in Minecraft. Right now, we have nearly 50 […]

Tip of the Week: Social Studies Web Site Showdown

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I was working with some secondary teachers a few weeks ago and our conversation shifted into the topics of useful websites. What sites were the best and most useful? Where can teachers find primary sources slash lesson plans slash videos slash whatever. We were a bit off task but the discussion turned out to be very helpful. (I flashed back a bit to my middle school teaching days when my kids would work very hard […]

Report from SemTechBiz + Getty TGN in nomisma.org

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I spent last week in San Jose, attending the Semantic Technology and Business conference, where I participated in a LODLAM-sponsored workshop aimed at providing an introduction to linked open data technologies to a library, archive, and museum audience. I was asked to provide a somewhat hands-on demo of SPARQL. My presentation, from 0 to 60 on SPARQL queries in 50 minutes provided a brief outline of the sorts of linked data methodologies we’re employing in […]

Friday links: a week of revelations

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Photographer: Robert Howlett | Isambard Kingdom Brunel, builder of the Great Eastern | ca. 1857-1858 | George Eastman House, eastmanhouse.org This week brought us one surprising revelation after another: A Robert Rauschenberg artwork led to the solving of a decades-old murder mystery. Using the position of the sun and the time of high tide, an astrophysicist pinpointed the birth of Impressionism calculated to the nearest minute. Researchers discovered buried evidence of more than 15 late Neolithic monuments […]

New Open Accces Journal: Studia academica Šumenensia

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Studia academica Šumenensia ISSN 2367-5446 The main purpose of this periodical is to allow various topics of the history and archaeology of the Balkans and South– Eastern Europe which are quite often highly controversial to be discussed by the broader scholarly of the region. This is why the SAŠ is published entirely in international languages – English, German, French, Italian, Russian and Spanish. In order to broaden the range of the discussion, an interdisciplinary approach […]

Augmented reality tattoo artworks at Wyndham Art Gallery

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Melbourne, 2 September – 2 November 2014 At Deakin University will be present the work of artist Alison Bennett in the exhibition Shifting Skin, opening in Werribee. Continue reading → (0)

CyArk 500 Annual Summit 2014

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Washington, 7-8 October 2014 This 7 and 8th October ​​the ​U.S. ​National ​Archives ​in ​Washington ​will ​be ​hosting ​the CyArk 500 ​annual ​summit. The ​ theme ​for ​this ​year’s ​conference ​is ​”Democratising ​cultural ​ heritage: ​Enabling ​access ​to ​information, ​technology ​and ​ support.” ​ ​ Continue reading → (0)

Report on DHOxSS 2014

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About The Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School (DHOxSS) is the annual training event at the University of Oxford which took place this year on 14 -18 July 2014. This year it took place primarily at Wolfson College and IT Services. The DHOxSS is a chance for for lecturers, researchers, project managers, research assistants, students, and anyone interested in Digital Humanities to learn new skills and find out about the DH research taking place in Oxford. DHOxSS delegates are […]

The Value of Museum Selfies

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I thought the culture wars were over. Didn’t you? A relic of the past when we believed that Art belonged in a temple where the elite could have “transformative” moments while quietly and waspishly contemplating great works by European Master Painters. Did we not fight to convert museums to being a place for the public that pays for them? To be a reflection of the society that they exist in? It seems that the war […]

Web Seer and the Zeitgeist

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I’ve been playing all evening with Web Seer, a toy that lets you contrast pairs of Google autocomplete suggestions. As is well known, Google autocomplete suggests completions based on what others have been searching for given that pattern of text you are entering. This is sparking some thoughts on how I might use this to think about things like public archaeology or public history. As Alan Liu put it, .@electricarchaeo: Web Seer is the I Ching […]

Dissertation: The Religious Iconography of Cappadocian Glyptic in the Assyrian Colony Period and its Significance in the Hittite New Kingdom

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Grace White dissertation now available online August 28, 2014 The dissertation of Grace White entitled The Religious Iconography of Cappadocian Glyptic in the Assyrian Colony Period and its Significance in the Hittite New Kingdom is now available online through the Dissertations page of the Research Archives. The study was completed in December 1993 for the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. The purpose of White’s study “is to analyze the […]

Open Access Archaeology Digest #524

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Your Open Access (free to read) Archaeology daily: The Battle of Glenshiel, 10th June 1719. Note upon an Unpublished Document in the possession of His Grace the Duke of Marlborough.http://bit.ly/ZXp8Hd Description by Ahmed Ibn-Fozlan (an eye-witness) of the Ceremonies attending the Incremation of the Dead Body of a Norse Chief, written in the early part of the Tenth Century. Translated from Holmboe’s Danish Version of the Arabic Original, with Notes on the Origin of Cremation, […]

New Open Access Journal: Canadian Centre for Epigraphic Documents (CCED) Journal – Call For Papers

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Canadian Centre for Epigraphic Documents (CCED) Journal Submitted work should be double-spaced throughout, and should be prepared in conformity with The Chicago Manual of Style. 16th Edition. Footnotes are preferred over endnotes. Articles should be in Times New Roman 12 pt. font. Submissions can take the form of notes or observations (1/2 – 3 pages) or short articles (4-8 pages, plus references) relating to epigraphic studies. Epigraphic Studies includes:  historical or philological aspects of inscriptions art […]

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