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Call for at-risk collection-building proposals


From James Shulman President, Artstor I’m writing to announce a call for collection building proposals focused on at-risk archives of individual scholars. The Artstor Digital Library includes many image collections from individual scholars who have built important archives in support of their work.  Now, we are launching a project to preserve and increase the availability of these at-risk collections by inviting the Visual Resources community, which supports many such scholars, to identify and submit proposals for […]

Tip of the Week: Zaption and interactive videos


I’ll be honest. I heard from a teacher in Medicine Lodge a few weeks ago about a tool called Zaption, promised myself that I’d check it out later, and then completely forgot all about. Then this morning, I get a promo email from the company detailing the tool’s “high-quality, ready-made content, intuitive interface, and rich analytics” and urging me to go to their site to learn more. So. Am feeling a bit unsettled. I get […]

t3.wy Foundation for Historical Research in Egyptology: "Excavating in Archives"


t3.wy Foundation for Historical Research in Egyptology: “Excavating in Archives”   Somewhere in the mid-19th century, the word “Egyptology” was coined: The name connotes the scientific study of ancient Egyptian history, language, literature, religion, architecture and art from the 5th millennium BC until the end of the 4th century AD.  Some 165 years later, Egyptology has become part of history, and now there is a movement afoot to investigate and study its evolution. The t3.wy Project […]

Friday links


Photographer: Robert Howlett | Isambard Kingdom Brunel, builder of the Great Eastern | ca. 1857-1858 | George Eastman House, Some stories from around the Web that we’ve been reading this week: Unwitting models The New Yorker spoke to two of the women in Garry Winogrand’s famous “World’s Fair, New York City” (1964) about what it was like to be in an iconic photograph. The Winogrand retrospective is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art until September […]

Things That Make a Vertebrate Paleontologist Weep with Joy


Pity the poor invertebrate paleontologist, stuck with the dilemma of not knowing which fossil to measure first. Image by Mark Wilson, in the public domain. There are times when I really wish I were born an invertebrate paleontologist. For many of them*, a few kilograms of rock can contain dozens or even hundreds of specimens of a single species. This is awesome, because some of the best science happens with large samples sizes. The more […]

The re-use of digital cultural content in education, tourism and leisure


By Maria Teresa Natale (ICCU, Italy) and Arlene Peukert (SPK, Germany) in cooperation with the European project AthenaPlus and the National Central Library of Rome The topic of re-use and exploitation of digital cultural heritage will be of central importance during an international conference taking place on the 2 October in Rome. This event, hosted by ICCU, is included in the official programme of the Italian Presidency and is organised in collaboration with the European […]

MATRIX Receives NEH Preservation & Access Grant for What America Ate Project

MATRIX has received a National Endowment for the Humanities Preservation and Access Grant to digitize an array of materials related to food in the Great Depression. Working with Dr. Helen Veit in MSU’s Department of History and Dr. Peter Berg, head of the MSU Library’s Special Collections, and in partnership with the University of Michigan and Montana State University, MATRIX will create a digital archive that will be at a repository for an invaluable part […]



Linz, 4-9 September 2014 The 2014 Ars Electronica Festival is set for September 4-8. This year’s theme is “C … what it takes to change” an inquiry into the prerequisites and framework conditions necessary to enable social innovation and renewal to emerge and make … Continue reading → (0)

CIVIC EPISTEMOLOGIES will develop a Roadmap for Citizen Researchers in the age of Digital Culture


Rome, 1-2 September 2014 On the first two days of September, the premises of the Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico will host the CIVIC EPISTEMOLOGIES Kick-off Meeting, which brought together 12 cultural institutions and archives, universities, research centres and innovative SMEs from all over Europe. The CIVIC EPISTEMOLOGIES project is … Continue reading → (0)

New Member of the Digital Antiquity Board of Directors


The Center for Digital Antiquity is delighted to welcome Cynthia Pillote as the newest member of the Digital Antiquity Board of Directors. Ms. Pillote is an attorney specializing in intellectual property at Snell and Wilmer, a law firm based in the Phoenix area with offices throughout the western United States. Ms. Pillote’s expertise is in working with clients to develop, implement and manage business strategies for procuring, maintaining and enforcing intellectual property rights.  Her practice […]

3D Printing Saves Time in Creating 50-Inch Long Museum Quality Dryosaurus Replica


Museums have been finding that through 3D printing, they can achieve several key tasks. For one, they can allow for the reproduction of rare and expensive pieces, and then permit museum-goers to get close and even touch those reproductions. Secondly, they have been able create a hands-on experience for those at home, who can’t always make it out to the actual museum. By putting 3D models online, viewable and 3D printable on a common desktop […]

Online Map Supplement to Duane Roller’s new English translation of Strabo’s Geography.


Cambridge University Press Publishes The Geography of Strabo August 21, 2014 in Antiquity À-la-carte, E-resource, Publication   Duane W. Roller’s remarkable new English translation of Strabo’s Geography is now available from Cambridge University Press ( ISBN: 9781107038257; e-book ISBN: 9781139950374). To accompany it, the Center has produced a seamless, interactive online map which is accessible free:  The map is built on the Antiquity À-la-carte interface, and has immense coverage because it plots all the locatable geographical and […]

Open Access Archaeology Digest #517


Today’s list of Open Access (free to read) articles: The West Heslerton Assessment Colli di Enea (RM). La Villa e la manifattura tessile. Notice of a ‘Quigrich’ or Crozier of Saint Fillan. Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: (0)

From CSV To Heatmap With Leaflet


There are so many applications out there but they probably share one thing: export your data as a XXX-delimited table. And it’s also very easy to create a comma-separated text file out of it. You also have some lat/lon values in this table? Great! Let’s make a heatmap with leaflet. The Data For our heatmap we will need a comma separated table with two columns representing the latitudes and longitudes of our rows/observations/points. So let […] - Privacy Policy - Cookie Policy