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Residency Program Success Stories, Part One

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The following is a guest post by Julio Díaz Laabes, HACU intern and Program Management Assistant at the Library of Congress. Coming off the heels of a successful beginning for the Boston and New York set of cohorts, the National Digital Stewardship Residency Program is becoming a model for digital stewardship residencies on a national scale. This residency program, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services,offers recent master’s and doctoral program graduates in […]

PREFORMA at the EAGLE International Conference

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Paris, 29-30 September and 1 October 2014 A poster of PREFORMA has been presented at the International Conference on Information Technologies for Epigraphy and Digital Cultural Heritage in the Ancient World organised by the EAGLE project. The poster is also showcased in the Conference Digital Exhibition web page. Continue reading →

Qualitative Versus Quantitative Research – Visualization in the Humanities

In communicating and teaching humanities visualization become more and more important. One popular visual communication instrument are slides. More and more of them are shared on Slideshare. A very nice example is Sampling in Qualitative and Quantitative Research from Sam Ladner. The Senior Researcher at Microsoft Office shows us sampling methods and let us have a practical how-to-do. Her key themes are quantitative and qualitative assumptions in sampling, types of samplings, ethnographic and interview sampling […]

Perseus Open Publication Series

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October 2, 2014 University of Leipzig, Germany Tufts University, USA Initial Call for Contributions: Greek and Latin Editions Modern Language Translations Commentaries Contributions to the Ancient Greek and Latin Dependency Treebanks. The Perseus Digital Library at Tufts University and the Open Philology Project at the University of Leipzig announce plans for the Perseus Open Publication Series (POPS), a new venue for open access and open data publications in any format and in any language that […]

Do you need to eat a whole pie to taste the pie? #throwbackthursday

I am often asked about sample sizes – both in relation to quantitative data and qualitative studies. Issues of sampling, reliability and validity are thorny ones for museum audience researchers often tasked to get results quickly and often having to resort to the sample that is available – museum visitors either onsite or an online […]

Using evidence-based terms in a secondary social studies classroom

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It was a great day today – 70+ K-12 teachers were hanging out at @ESSDACK, learning from each other and from Adam Topliff, Kori Green, and Lori Rice. All three are Kansas Department of Ed certified standards trainers who just happen to be awesome classroom teachers. As part of an agreement between ESSDACK and the Kansas Council for the Social Studies, they ended up in Hutchinson doing a couple of full day social studies workshops. […]

Vote for our project in the Knight News Challenge!

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Digital Antiquity and ASU Libraries just submitted a project proposal to the The Knight Foundation Knight News Challenge, and we need your help to get our project funded. The Challenge poses the question, “How might we leverage libraries as a platform to build more knowledgeable communities?” Our project, Digging Up Data – Teaching and Learning with Digital Repositories like the Digital Archaeological Record, is designed to help teachers and students learn to find and use […]

Announcing the Release of the 2015 National Agenda For Digital Stewardship

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The National Digital Stewardship Alliance is pleased to announce the release today of the “2015 National Agenda for Digital Stewardship.”  The Agenda provides funders, decision‐makers and practitioners with insight into emerging technological trends, gaps in digital stewardship capacity and key areas for research and development to support the work needed to ensure that today’s valuable digital content remains accessible, useful, and comprehensible in the future, supporting a thriving economy, a robust democracy and a rich […]

Open Access Archaeology Digest #558

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Todays list of Open Access (free to read) Archaeology articles: Medieval and other material in Linlithgow Palace Museumhttp://bit.ly/1f2JcNw A fragment of comb from Dun Scalpsie, Butehttp://bit.ly/Z8tb4g Lower Palaeolithic surface finds from northern scarp of the Downs at Kithurst Hill, Near Storrington, West Sussexhttp://bit.ly/13Ju5lB Date Codes Discovered on Milk Bottle Rims: A West Coast Dating Systemhttp://bit.ly/1rIZXHA Notices (1) of the Discovery of Bronze Age Urns on the Braid Hills; and (2) of the Discovery of a […]

CFP: Seminar on Latin textual criticism in the digital age

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The Digital Latin Library, a joint project of the Society for Classical Studies, the Medieval Academy of America, and the Renaissance Society of America, with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, announces a seminar on Latin textual criticism in the digital age. The seminar will take place on the campus of the University of Oklahoma, the DLL’s host institution, on June 25–26, 2015. We welcome proposals for papers on all subjects related to the […]

ESRI’s MOOC Going Spatial: Week 5

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This week the MOOC will concentrate on patterns and hypothesis about patterns. Exercises will concentrate on “hotspots” and patterns in crime analysis. So the keyword in this lessons might be visualization. As it often defines our visual footprint the MOOC also focusses on classification approaches. ESRI’s MOOC infrastructure In the last weeks it was a little bit hard to understand the quizzes and the explanation for a right or wrong answer. In this week the […]

CMME Exhibit Component: Formative Evaluation Summary

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Formative Evaluation Methods: A total of nine iterations of the Creating Museum Media for Everyone (CMME) exhibit prototype were tested throughout the formative evaluation phase, which occurred from April 2013 to March 2014. Overall, 134 visitors took part in testing the prototypes. This includes 15 recruited people with disabilities and 119 general Museum visitors (who were not asked whether they identified as having a disability). Because people with disabilities were the target audience for this […]

Hittite cuneiform tablet to be scanned in 3D

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A tablet found during excavations in Hattusa, the capital of the Hittite civilization in the central Anatolian province of Çorum, will be deciphered with a 3D scanning system. An example of a Hittite cuneiform tablet [Credit: DHA]Assistant Professor Andreas Schachner, the head of the excavations, said the team had started working to decipher the 3,500-year-old tablet. He said that what was written on the tablet had been an object of… [[ This is a content […]

Deadline for the Digital Humanities Awards is approaching!

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Byron Company, Sports, Field Sports, Manhattan Field, 1896. Museum of the City of New York. Reminder: The deadline for Artstor’s Digital Humanities Awards is October 15, 2014. The award aims to facilitate the most innovative and intellectually stimulating projects in the field. Winners will receive five years’ free access to Shared Shelf, Artstor’s digital media management software, to upload, catalog, manage, store, and share their project. To enter, simply describe your Digital Humanities project in 1,000 words or […]

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