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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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Antiquity

Open Access Backfiles: The Jewish Quarterly Review (Open Access Backfiles)

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The Jewish Quarterly Review (Open Access Backfiles) ISSN: 00216682 E-ISSN: 15530604 Established in 1889, the Jewish Quarterly Review (JQR) is the oldest English-language journal in the fields of Jewish studies. Edited at the Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, the journal aims to publish the finest work in all areas of [...]

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Anthropology

Open Access Archaeology Digest #392

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Open Access (free to read) Archaeology articles:A Review of Techniques for the Graphical Display of Geophysical Datahttp://bit.ly/1nuHI4y Re-Excavation of the Chambered Cairn of Quoyness, Sanday, on behalf of the Ministry of Works, 1951-2 Notes by WELLS, L H and ZEUNER, F Ehttp://bit.ly/15VpcKB The Boundary between Scotland and England in the Portolan Charts.http://bit.ly/1273WQe

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Digital Pedagogy

NDSR Symposium: Pushing the Digital Envelope

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The following is a guest post by Kris Nelson, Program Management Specialist at the Library of Congress and Program Coordinator of the National Digital Stewardship Residency.

“If you want to do important work, you have to work on an important problem.”  With these words, Betsy Humphreys, Deputy Director of the National Library of Medicine, [...]

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Data Collection

A new registry of services and tools for digital preservation

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A joint initiative which involves several projects co-funded by the European Commission DCH-RP, APARSEN and the partners of the Community Owned digital Preservation Tool Registry are joining their efforts to set up a common registry of services and tools useful for preserving digital information for the long term. Continue reading → (12)

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Digital Epigraphy

Final Call for Papers – 2014 TEI Conference

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Subject: Final call for papers for the 2014 TEI Conference Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:13:05 +0000 From: Martin Mueller <martinmueller@NORTHWESTERN.EDU>

A gentle reminder that the deadline for submitting papers to the 2014 TEI conference will be April 30. The conference will take place October 22-24 and will be hosted by Northwestern University. It will [...]

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Antiquity

Wikimedia Commons: Media contributed by the Brooklyn Museum

In early April 2014 the Brooklyn Museum removed all its images from flickr. They now appear in Wikimedia Commons. Shelly Bernstein, Vice Director for Digital Engagement & Technology at the Brooklyn Museum, explains.

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Digital Museums

Futurist Friday: I Think, Therefore I Am

Some futurist scenarios are more probable than others. But even those that seem wildly improbable help us see the present in a new light. The March, a lyrical animation (5 min)  wrote, directed, and animated by Josh Fortune for the Sci-Fi London 48 Hour Film Challenge,  explores how augmented reality affects our “real” lives. 

Fortune’s “Brainbots” have [...]

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News

One year of DPLA

Since its launch last year, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) has been working hard on bringing together digitized cultural heritage materials from American libraries, archives, and museums, and making these available as freely and openly as possible. Impressive progress has been made: today, at the celebration of its first birthday, the amount of content [...]

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Collections

Museums in times of social and technological change

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At the end of the first season of Downton Abbey in a scene that is exemplary of the serie’s greatness, the Dowager Countess of Grantham (Maggie Smith) exclaims that “Sometimes I feel as if I were living in an HG Wells novel.” The Countess is responding to the unsettling arrival of the telephone, only [...]

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Data Collection

Important UKAD Forum took place at the National Archives in Kew (UK)

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a day for bringing together anyone interested in opening up archives for research and reuse The sessions were intended to put standards centre stage, to focus on the benefits of adopting standards to build archive networks and enable the creative use of archive collections. They offered practical advice and examples of how to use [...]

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Linked Heritage

Promoting Interoperability: Working on Rights

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Guest blog by Emily Gore from DPLA. This article originally appeared on the DPLA website.  

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When new Hubs become a part of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), they understand that their relationship with DPLA is not only about sharing data but also [...]

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