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ASOR Syrian Heritage Initiative

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ASOR Syrian Heritage Initiative The Department of State and the American Schools of Oriental Research have established a 12-month, multipronged program — the Syrian Heritage Initiative (SHI) — to plan and implement cultural property protection and preservation projects in Syria in the short- and long-term to address the ongoing crisis and to prepare for the inevitable reconstruction process. SHI consists of three major units: cultural heritage communications, satellite remote sensing and mapping, and preservation planning. […]

New content, new contributors

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Eric Raymond popularized the phrase “release early, release often” as a philosophy for software development. It works for digital scholarhip, too. We’re happy to announce today an early release of a facsimile browser incorporating new material from our photography in the Escorial last summer. The digital facsimile edition requires data about the manuscripts (including what folios appear in what sequence), an index aligning each folio with a canonical citation of lines of the Iliad, and […]

Open Access Archaeology Digest #526

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Open Access (free to read) archaeology articles for everyone: On the Examination of Two Hut-Circles in the Strath of Kildonan, Sutherlandshire, one of which has an Earth House annexed.http://bit.ly/12jAWaM Excavation of Rudh’ an Dunain Cave, Skye.http://bit.ly/14DyagZ On the Monumental Effigies in Coberley Church, Gloucestershirehttp://bit.ly/108NFpF An Anglo-Saxon ornamental silver strip from the Cuerdale hoardhttp://bit.ly/13mpeIL Medieval Britain in 1966http://bit.ly/16l6vQa Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: http://bit.ly/YHuyFK (0)

Designer Creates Seven 3D Printed Heels Representing the Seven Deadly Sin

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Shoe shopping can be regarded as a fairly widespread sin for many women around the globe. Well, a sinful pleasure, to be exact.  “Just this one pair and that’s it!”, “I must/need/absolutely can’t live without these!” and “Come to mama!” are just some of commonly used phrases by women who have encountered yet another pair of their latest irresistible foot adornment. 7 deadly sins – 3D printed heelsSource: http://www.visualize-to.be Perhaps Belgian shoe designer Katrien Herdewyn had […]

Archaeology Day 2014 my day

July 11th, 2014 was this year’s deginated Day of Archaeology, a day for any archaeologist to share some aspect of their working life with the world at large. Here are some of the things that were preoccupying me that day. Early that morning, I walked down a mountain through olive groves, with the pre dawn breeze wafting me gently on, to catch a bus from the SE Cretan town of Makrigialos which took me to ancient and modern […]

Open Access Archaeology Digest #525

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Todays Open Access (free to read) Archaeology articles: On the Ancient and Modern Ethnography of Scotland.http://bit.ly/10wo106 Bronze Age Short Cists near Dunfermline, Fife. With a Report on the Bones found.http://bit.ly/1aFYcyw The Historical Development of Santa Barbara Channel Archaeologyhttp://bit.ly/1nesHqj Notes of an Examination of the Architecture of the Choir of Lincoln Cathedral, with a view to determining the Chronology of St. Hugh’s workhttp://bit.ly/12ONCoo Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: http://bit.ly/YHuyFK (0)

Open Access Monograph Series: Fieldiana Anthropology

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Fieldiana Anthropology: A Collection of Digitized Books Publications from the Chicago Field Museum’s Fieldiana Anthropology series, digitized with permission of the Museum. The collection is a subset of the University of Illinois Digitized Books Collection. Listed below are those titles relating to antiquity (old world): Japanese temples and houses / Fieldiana, Popular Series, Anthropology, no. 14  Gunsaulus, Helen Cowen, 1886-1954. Report on the excavation of the “A” cemetery at Kish, Mesopotamia. Part I / Fieldiana Anthropology […]

Get the most out of the Artstor Digital Library

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Wurts Bros. , New York Public Library Picture Collection, Miss Javitz, Miss Louise Riley, and Naomi Street helping customers to select prints, 1949. Museum of the City of New York Start the school year off right by registering for a free Artstor Digital Library account. Among the many benefits: you can organize images into groups, export these groups as PowerPoint presentations or download them in zipped files, share them with other users at your institution, add searchable annotations to […]

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 to the nearest minute. Researchers discovered buried evidence of more than 15 late Neolithic monuments around […]

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 […]

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