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Qatar Digital Library


Qatar Digital Library What is the Qatar Digital Library? The Qatar Digital Library (QDL) is making a vast archive featuring the cultural and historical heritage of the Gulf and wider region freely available online for the first time. It includes archives, maps, manuscripts, sound recordings, photographs and much more, complete with contextualised explanatory notes and links, in both English and Arabic. How did the QDL come about? The QDL has been developed as part of […]

Charles Jones

Results from the 2013 NDSA U.S. Web Archiving Survey


The following is a guest post from Abbie Grotke, Web Archiving Team Lead, Library of Congress and Co-Chair of the NDSA Content Working Group. The National Digital Stewardship Alliance is pleased to release a report of a 2013 survey of Web Archiving institutions (PDF) in the United States. A bit of background: from October through November of 2013, a team of National Digital Stewardship Alliance members, led by the Content Working Group, conducted a survey […]

Butch Lazorchak

TOCS-IN: Tables of Contents of Journals of Interest to Classicists


TOCS-IN: Tables of Contents of Journals of Interest to Classicists TOCS-IN provides the tables of contents of a selection of Classics, Near Eastern Studies, and Religion journals, both in text format and through a Web search program. Where possible, links are given with articles of which the full text or an abstract is available online (about 15%). The project began to archive current tables of contents in 1992, and now contains nearly 200 journals, and […]

Charles Jones

Nick Poole and Johan Oomen on the new Governance structure


You have been hearing about the new Europeana Governance structure. And now it is time to participate in governing Europeana as a Network member. Nominations are open now. What does this mean for you? We asked the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Network about these changes and how they affect the Network. Nick Poole, Chair of the Europeana Network Q. Why the change in the Governance structure and how will it impact the Network members? […]

Susan Muthalaly

Visualizing Southern Television 2.0: Launched!

Today marks the official launching of Visualizing Southern Television 2.0, the second version of my project digitally mapping the footprint for television stations in the south between 1946 and 1965. Back in June, I began the process of deconstructing the mapping infrastructure of VST with three main goals: to improve the aesthetics of the mapping system, to introduce a visual representation for station signal range, and to visualize the estimated reach of each tower’s broadcasts, […]

David Bennett

New reviews: Western civilization, postcolonial Germany, Mediterranean queens and Victorian press


Anyway, it will take more than my lack of nutrition to get in the way of our reviews! First up this week is The Rise of Western Power: a Comparative History of Western Civilization by Jonathan Daly. John R. McNeill and the author discuss the latest attempt to address the question of the rise of the modern West (no. 1678, with response here). Then we have Britta Schilling’s Postcolonial Germany: Memories of Empire in a […]


#drinkingaboutmuseums for UKMW14 is on Thursday 6th November


Please join us for a pre-UKMW14 conference ‘Drinking About Museums’ aboard The Tattershall Castle, a fantastic paddle steamer bar moored just off Embankment Bridge with a great view of the London Eye and the Thames. This will be a great opportunity to enjoy a drink and informally network with colleagues in the digital museums sector. We’ll be there from 6-11pm on Thursday 6th November 2014 (the day before UKMW14). The address of the Tattershall Castle […]


Dissemination of the Museums pilot Toolbox at an international wokshop about the Shoa victims


the event included representatives of the target group that the pilot intends to address Beatrix Lehmann of Museumsmedien participated in a very interesting event: Names of Shoah Victims: from Scattered Sources to Individual Personal Stories, an International Workshop within the Framework of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI). The participants represented Memorials, Archives, Universities, Museums coming … Continue reading →


E-Space project presented during JPEG community meeting in Strasbourg


a perfect occasion to raise awareness towards a Scientific Community and Industry Frederik Temmermans and Peter Schelkens of iMINDS participated in the 67 JPEG meeting held in Strasbourg, France, in October 2014. That was a perfect occasion to raise awareness of Europeana Space project towards a Scientific Community (composed both of higher education … Continue reading →




The Organising Committee wish to inform you that the Call for Papers for the 43rd International Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) is open. The conference will be held at the University of Siena (Italy), in collaboration with the National Research Council (ISTI-Pisa), from 30 March to 3 … Continue reading →

Igor Bogdanovic

EAGLE 2014 International Conference: The IGCyr | GVCyr corpora

By Alice Bencivenni (University of Bologna)   The IGCyr | GVCyr demonstration site is now available. The Inscriptions of Greek Cyrenaica (IGCyr) and the Greek Verse inscriptions of Cyrenaica (GVCyr) are two corpora, the first collecting all the inscriptions of Greek (VII-I centuries B.C.) Cyrenaica, the second gathering the Greek metrical texts of all periods. These new critical editions of inscriptions from Cyrenaica are part of the international project Inscriptions of Libya (InsLib), incorporating Inscriptions […]


Database of Southeast Asian Islamic Manuscripts (D’SAIN)


Database of Southeast Asian Islamic Manuscripts Catalog of Southeast Asian Islamic Manuscripts published by Faculty of Adab and Humanities, Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University Jakarta. “Database of Nusantara Islam Manuscripts is a database that provides various informations related to Nusantara Islam manuscripts. The database covers a wide range of Nusantara Islam manuscripts-based research—using philological approach or other approaches; conducting by foreign scholars or native scholars. As the center of Nusantara Islam manuscripts, the database not […]

Peter Magierski

Open Access Archaeology Digest #579


Excellent Open Access (free to read) articles: Slavonski Brod, Galovo, Archaological Excavation 2005 http://bit.ly/1dTzalL Notes on some Undescribed Objects from the Roman Fort at Newstead, Melrose.http://bit.ly/19pdGM6 Notes of Urns and Sepulchral Monuments discovered at various Times in the Parish of Creich, Fifeshire.http://bit.ly/16EzG3d Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: http://bit.ly/YHuyFK


Free Artstor and Shared Shelf webinars


Artstor’s informative webinars are available for everyone, from those considering a subscription to experienced users. The schedule below is separated into two sections: It begins with the Artstor Digital Library and is followed by Shared Shelf. ARTSTOR DIGITAL LIBRARY Intro to the Artstor Digital Library – finding images Learn the ins and outs of keyword search, browsing by media, collection, or geography, advanced search, filtered results, and more. November 3,  11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST Register now Comprehensive […]

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