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LoCloud is a Best Practice Network of 32 partners, co-funded under the CIP ICT-PSP Programme of the [...]

Some futurist scenarios are more probable than others. But even those that seem wildly improbable he [...]

Since its launch last year, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) has been working hard on br [...]

At the end of the first season of Downton Abbey in a scene that is exemplary of the serie’s greatnes [...]

a day for bringing together anyone interested in opening up archives for research and reuse The sess [...]

Guest blog by Emily Gore from DPLA. This article originally appeared on the DPLA website.   Image cr [...]

Heidi Blake and Jonathan Calvert who run The Sunday Times investigative Insight team placed an adver [...]

Digital Atlas of the Roman EmpireJohan Åhlfeldt, Lund, Sweden. And see AWOL’s Roundup of Resources o [...]

In getting ready to make a transition from digital preservation and repository development at the Li [...]

Open Access (free to read) articles on archaeology:The Archaeology of Volcan Mountain, San Diego Cou [...]

ROMAQ: The Atlas Project of Roman Aqueducts Roman aqueducts are amongst the most impressive and inte [...]

The National Digital Stewardship Alliance is forming an Education and Training group as part of the [...]

Developers from the New York Times have released some open source software meant for displaying and [...]

Attached are the slides from my recent talk, “Ballad Sheet Forensics, Preservation, and the Digital [...]

Our feelings toward April are mixed. As Edna St. Vincent Millay writes in “Second April” To what pur [...]

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Why Study Humanities? What I Tell Engineering Freshmen

Wisdom from science writer John Horgan. [I]t is precisely because science is so powerful that we need the humanities now more than ever. In your science, mathematics and engineering classes, you’re given facts, answers, knowledge, truth. Your professors say, “This is how things are.” They give you certainty. The humanities, at least the way I teach them, give you uncertainty, doubt and skepticism. The humanities are subversive. They undermine the… [...]


Open Access Archaeology Digest #95

Lots of great Open Access (free to read) Archaeology articles:

[STUDIES IN THE ETHNOGENESIS OF INDO-PACIFIC POPULATIONS] Further considerations of the hypothesized Austronesian Neolithic migration from South China to Taiwan and Luzon

Remarks on the Painted Glass at Lichfield Cathedral

Contributions to the Ancient Geography of the Troad: On the Site and Remains of Colonoe; On the Site and Remains of Ophrynium

Field boundaries or funerary enclosures — a new look at Old Ford

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CONTENTdm Featured Collections: June 2013

Organizations worldwide are using CONTENTdm digital collection management software to create thousands of outstanding digital collections and to provide easy access to their unique holdings.

This month, four collections from the CONTENTdm Collection of Collections are featured on the OCLC website. The featured collections for April are the Szathmary Recipe Pamphlet Digital Collection, the Light [...]


Notes on the World War 1 Session

The World War 1 session ran a little over time and spilled out over lunch outside with a lot of talk about the war, literature and linking across data sets. I’ve copied here the people who listed their information on the sheet. Country Project Org Contact URL Australia Australia War Litterature Canada Out of the Trenches / Au-Delà des tranchéss Pan Canadian Documentary Heritage Pat Riva New Zealand Remembering WW1 ? ? UK Open Metadata gateway King College London Archives Geoff Browell Finland / US WW1LOD Project Semantic Computing Research Group / Aalto Thea Lindquist, Hyvönen Eero et al. France Awesome rdf-enabled online library French National Library Romain Wenz Canada Muninn WW1 Project – Rob Warren Where do we go from here? Suggest that you look at the lodlam group and signup to the ww1-lod mailing lists. We have had some very good talk about integrative over GIS information and integrating data over multiple sparql servers. Keep in touch and keep doing great work! [...]


CFParticipation: Open Call for Play the Past Contributors

Over the last two years, in over 200 posts, Play the Past has come to be a rather fantastic project. It’s a great body of work.  I often find myself telling people that they need to read something from the blog on close readings of code, or about war gaming, or folklore and alchemy in Skyrim, or some of [...] [...]


Daily Office

Daily Office
This liturgical manuscript is the daily office (Šḥimto) of the Maronites, partly in Syriac, but with some of the prayers in Garshuni (Arabic in Syriac letters). Each page has the text blocked off in red ink. At the end of the manuscript, the ink has bled through in several places, and within the text, several folios have missing pieces (for example, folio 144v). The Maronite Church is an Eastern Catholic Church in communion with the Holy See in Rome. Centered in Lebanon, the church takes its name from Saint Marun (died 410), a Syrian monk whose followers built a monastery in his honor that became the nucleus of the Maronite Church.



The Divine Office for Lent

This late 17th century manuscript, copied by a deacon named Jacob, contains the Maronite Divine Office for Lent in Syriac. The numeration, using Syriac letters, is in pages rather than folios. The colophon is in Garshuni (Arabic written in Syriac … [...]


Job: Digital Scholarship Librarian at UNC Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Library is recruiting a Digital Scholarship Librarian. Here’s an excerpt from the ad: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Library seeks a creative, forward-thinking, innovative individual for the position of Digital Scholarship Librarian in the Carolina Digital Library and Archives (CDLA) ( The [...] [...]


Conference: dh+lib Guide to ALA Annual 2013

To aid in navigating the behemoth that is the ALA Annual Conference, we’ve compiled a list of sessions that intersect in some way with the digital humanities. Thanks to all who responded to our call for suggestions. Have a session you’d like us to add? Shoot us an email or find us on twitter @dhandlib. And, of course, […] [...]


Resource: Scalar Webinars, Register Now Curious about Scalar? Sign up for a free webinar! Following up on their recent Beta release, the Scalar development team is offering free online webinars to help new users and the curious learn the platform more easily. The “Intro” webinars will cover the basics of Scalar: fundamental concepts, a review of existing Scalar books, [...] [...]


How many digital humanists does it take to change a light bulb?

Q. How many Digital Humanists does it take to change a lightbulb? A. Two: The first to change the lightbulb using the available, existing technology. The second to say “You’re not DH unless you make the lightbulb yourself!”. Q. How many Digital Humanists does it take to change a lightbulb? A. Yay! Lets Crowdsource! Q. [...] [...]