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3D Print Anything! Autodesk Releases Free 3D Scanning App, 123D Catch on Android Devices

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The world is enormous, there are places which have yet to be discovered, and species of plants and animals that have yet to be uncovered. However, for those things that are accessible to human beings, there is now a way to create both virtual 3D models of them, as well as 3D printed replicas. Thanks to the increasing availability of affordable 3D scanners, virtually anything, anywhere can now be 3D scanned, uploaded, and downloaded by anyone […]

Open Access Archaeology Digest #546

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Open Access (free to read) articles on archaeology: Excavations of a medieval cemetery at Skaill House, and a cist in the Bay of Skaill, Sandwick, Orkney.http://bit.ly/19LMxAI The Acheulian in East Asia: a Cautionary Notehttp://bit.ly/12loZPE Trails through the Landscape of the Colorado Deserthttp://bit.ly/1mmzdwo Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: http://bit.ly/YHuyFK (0)

What’s in a placename?

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New York. Paris. London. Saying these names likely evokes a sense of place in many people. Maybe what’s evoked is the knowledge of a place on a map, a sense of the culture there, or the memory of a trip. But what do these toponyms we can so casually reference actually mean? Do I mean or “London” or “London”? “New York” or “New York”? If I were in my home state of Kentucky, I might […]

An Open Research Notebook Workflow with Scrivener and Github Part 2: Now With Dillinger.io!

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A couple of updates: First item The four scripts that sparkygetsthegirl crafted allow him to 1. write in Scrivener, 2. sync to a Dropbox folder, 3. Convert to md, 4. then open those md files on an android table to write/edit/add 5. and then reconvert to rtf for syncing back into Scrivener. I wondered to myself, what about some of the online markdown editors? Dillinger.io can scan Dropbox for md files. So, I went to […]

Internet Festival 2014 is approaching!

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RAW MATTER for the Digital Revolution on 9-12 October 2014 The Internet Festival will bring the net and the city of Pisa to life for four days this October. The keyword for the Internet Festival 2014 is matter. Just as the industrial revolution was born out of coal and steel, the digital revolution is born out of mines bursting with an inexhaustible supply of binary numbers, which when put together generate big data, the vital […]

Get the most out of Artstor with our free webinars

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Powered by Artstor Informative webinars are available for everyone, from those considering a subscription to experienced users. With our ever-growing content and evolving features, there’s always something new to learn. Manage users and create new projects in Shared Shelf September 22, 12:00 PM-12:30 AM Eastern Standard Time Join us for a brief overview of the capabilities of the Shared Shelf administrative tools. We will look at creating new users and managing their access, as well […]

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2014

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27 October 2014 The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is a commemoration of the adoption, in 1980 by the 21st General Conference, of the Recommendation for the Safeguarding and Preservation of Moving Images. The World Day provides an occasion to raise general awareness of the need to take urgent measures and to acknowledge the importance of audiovisual documents. The theme for 2014 is : “Archives at Risk: much more to do”. Continue reading → (0)

Friday links: forged pictures and old jokes

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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: Art comes to life In Orange County there are few traditions as long-running as the Pageant of the Masters, a two-month-long display devoted to “living pictures” in which costumed actors pose as well-known works of art. Here’s why it’s worth a serious look. And from living pictures we […]

A library without books

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in Florida, it was recently inaugurated a bookless university library There are other advantages in having only ebooks. The archive consists of about 135,000 ebooks, and funds are available for acquiring, on demand, new e-texts that are not present yet in the library; in a physical library with shelves and pyles of volumes, to have such a richness and amount of books would not be possible – and next to that, search and retrieval of […]

Announcing the Arethusa Annotation Framework

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Developers Gernot Höflechner, Robert Lichtensteiner and Christof Sirk, in collaboration with the Perseus Digital Library at Tufts (via the Libraries and the Transformation of the Humanities and Perseids projects) and the University of Leipzig’s Open Philology Project, have released Arethusa, a framework for linguistic annotation and curation. Arethusa was inspired by and extends the goals of the Alpheios Project, to provide a highly configurable, language-independent, extensible infrastructure for close-reading, annotation, curation and exploration of open-access […]

Digital Humanities and the Ancient World

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Digital Humanities and the Ancient World Biblical Archaeology Society Staff   •  08/13/2014 What would happen if the Pope’s library were accidentally burnt? How can we reconstruct and visualize ancient and medieval pilgrimage routes? Technology is changing the way we study and preserve texts and artifacts. In a series of web-exclusive articles written by scholars engaged in the Digital Humanities, learn how this growing field of study is helping to analyze textual and archaeological data—and […]

Futurist Friday: Cities of the Future

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Just to switch things up a little, this week’s Futurist Friday assignment is a listen rather than a read.Jacob Morgan interviews Deb Acosta, the chief innovation officer for the city of San Leandro, CA, for his Future of Work podcast:Cities of the Future: building the city of the future and driving innovation (1 hr) Acosta shares how San Leandro is using high-speed connectivity to become competitive as a good place to run a business and a […]

IMLS Funds New Partnership Between Open Exhibits & Omeka

We are excited to announce a new partnership between The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University,  Ideum  (makers of Open Exhibits)  and the University of Connecticut’s Digital Media Center. Our organizations have been awarded a National Leadership Grant for Museums from the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences to extend two open museum platforms: Open Exhibits and Omeka.  (A full list of awardees can be found on the IMLS website.) The project is called Omeka […]

Opening up access to historic audiovisual collections

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Digitised content – whether images, audio or audiovisual – can have a significant role to play in almost any teaching and learning environment, by helping to support students in comprehending and retaining information. The current trend for digitising archived material is helping to broaden access to once unknown and un-shareable materials even further, extending their potential as learning aids.a lot of the materials currently held by institutions are often in analogue formatIn the UK we […]

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