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oXygen XML Video Tutorials: Ant Support

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http://oxygenxml.com/demo/Ant_Support.html A short video demo demonstrating the new editor and its functionality. Filed under: Other (0)

Creative Technologist Spotlight: MetMirror

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Former Media Lab intern Ben Kauffman describes MetMirror, an interactive mosaic of images from the Met’s archive created using an open-source programming language. (0)

oXygen XML Editor 16.0

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XML Editor 16.0 is now available! According to the release notes, “TEI schema was updated to version 2.6.0 and TEI XSL stylesheets to version 7.11.0″. [http://www.oxygenxml.com/whatisnew16.0.html#16.0Other]. There are various enhancements to editing of XSLT and XML in general, and a feature that allows you the ability to run an XPath expression over multiple files. (For example, over all the files in a project; over all open files; or over files defined in a custom working […]

Fossil avatars are transforming palaeontology

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New techniques for visualizing fossils are transforming our understanding of evolutionary history according to a paper published by leading palaeontologists at the University of Bristol. Palaeontology has traditionally proceeded slowly, with individual scientists labouring for years or even decades over the interpretation of single fossils which they have gradually recovered from entombing rock, sand grain by sand grain, using all manner of dental drills and needles. The introduction of X-ray tomography has revolutionized the way […]

Eight mummies, eight lives, eight stories

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John H Taylor and Daniel Antoine, curators, British Museum We may think that we know the ancient Egyptians on account of the abundance of carved and painted images and the many texts on stone and papyrus that have survived, but these sources convey a formal, partial and sanitised view; to a large degree they tell us only what the Egyptians wanted posterity to know. The first mummy entered the Museum’s collection in 1756, and for […]

Where are libraries going? Where are museum libraries going?

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Next Tuesday we are hosting a brown bag lunch with @malbooth, UTS and @myleejoseph, State Library of NSW, to talk about where libraries are going. Thanks to the Twitter community (principally Mylee) here’s some references: Radio National Future of Libraries Pew Internet Research: Future of Libraries (there are also some other links to reports down the […] (0)

Year Three as a Museum Director… Thrived.

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LinkedIn has a new feature where people can congratulate each other on work anniversaries. It has some of the same feel as the disconnected affection of people wishing you a happy birthday on Facebook, with professional reflection baked in. Seeing so many cheerful one-liners in my inbox made me think about how different my work situation is today than the last time I reflected on it in public in 2012, at my one-year anniversary. I’ve […]

JSTOR – Free read-online access via Register & Read

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Register & Read Beta is a new, experimental program to offer free, read-online access to individual scholars and researchers to more than five million articles from 1,500+ journals on JSTOR. Users must register for MyJSTOR account. JSTOR currently has archived 66 journal titles in Middle East Studies. See also Early Journal Content, a separate initiative from JSTOR. (0)

Open Access Journal: Turkish Policy Quarterly

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Turkish Policy QuarterlyISSN:     1303-5754Publisher:  Istanbul : Arı Turizm Tanıtım Yayıncılık,Start Year:     2002-Frequency:     QuarterlyLanguage: EnglishWebsite:     http://www.turkishpolicy.com “Provides an international forum for practitioners, opinion leaders and researchers on Turkey’s foreign policy, international relations and economics. The journal publishes articles on current affairs, opinions, policy pieces, review articles and interviews.” See the Alphabetical List of Open Access Journals in Middle Eastern Studies (0)

A newsy post: On coming to America and projects new and old.

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Today has been my last Wednesday in Australia in the foreseeable future. On Sunday, I pack up my life and move to Baltimore, MD, to join Nancy Proctor as the Digital Content Manager at the Baltimore Museum of Art. I am on the cusp of some of the greatest change in my life, and I could not be more excited about the opportunity to explore a new city, a new country, a new museum, a […]

Canadian Archaeology Association Conference: Public Archaeology Day

In addition to the open house event hosted by Sustainable Archaeology and the Museum of Ontario Archaeology as part of the 2014 CAA conference held here in London, we also had the opportunity at the end of the conference to participate in a Public Archaeology day. Sponsored by the CAA conference, the public day featured free public lectures by Chris Ellis of Western University, Dana Poulton and Christine Dodd of D.R. Poulton and Associates Inc., […]

Humanities, Books, Digital Age

The Swiss National Science Foundation wants research results freely available on the internet and links the promotion of scientific research closely to this requirement. Does this Open Access Strategy mean that the culture of the book is threatened in Switzerland? A petition in the internet calls for more money for publishers in the  humanities and more freedom for the  authors. Meanwhile, more than four thousand people have signed it. Caspar Hirschi, Professor for History of Science at the University St. Gallen, […]

Manar Al-Athar منار الآثار: Free multi-media resource for the study of the Middle East

Manar Al-Athar منار الآثار: Free multi-media resource for the study of the Middle East The Manar al-Athar website, based at the University of Oxford, aims to provide high resolution, searchable images for teaching, research, and publication. These images of archaeological sites, with buildings and art, will cover the areas of the former Roman empire which later came under Islamic rule, such as Syro-Palestine/the Levant, Arabia, Egypt, North Africa and Spain. The chronological range is from […]

Scans bring new insights into lives of Egyptian mummies

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Never before has anyone seen mummy hair, muscles and bone at such fine resolution. It is enabling scientists for the first time to tell their age of the mummies, what they ate, the diseases they suffered from, and how they died. Each mummy was put into a state-of-the-art CT scanner. Researchers probed them layer by layer to build up a high-definition 3D picture of each one. Once digitised, British Museum staff were then able to […]

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