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Jobs: Available and Wanted in Museums


Data Analyst / Digital Media – The Metropolitan Museum of Art Software Developer / Digital Media – The Metropolitan Museum of Art Manager of Collection Information/Digital Media at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Media Technology Manager at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Editor, Lee Family Digital Archive Smithsonian Institution: IT Specialist WEB DEVELOPER/DIGITAL STRATEGIST Digital Asset Specialist for Time-based Media at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Director of Digital Technology, New York at Its Core […]

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Archaeological GIF-Art Expansion


I thought I’d expand on the Open Access Antiquarianism GIF-ing experiments with further data (and then re-post them here as well. So much double posting lately, apologies). Here are updated versions of my GIF-ing experiments for some of the old data we collected, worked with, and published under the auspices of the open access pledged National Science Foundation. Details of each project are available in rest of the ADA blog. The Byzantine Mosaic Church at […]


Minecraft and museums: a useful tool for visitor engagement?

I’m gathering resources for Minecraft and its use in museums. Here’s what I’ve found so far. Museums: Hay Kranen: What I learned from exhibiting Minecraft in a museum BBC News: British Museum to be digitally recreated in Minecraft Cult of Mac: Minecraft lures kids to museums like nothing else Powerhouse Museum Minecraft gallery FastCoLabs: How […]


47 “Magic Words” for showing relationships in student writing


Over the last few months, I’ve written several times about evidence-based terms. Evidence-based terms are words and phrases that can help your kids write stronger and more effective argumentative essays. These might phrases such as:  The author stated On page five, the text suggested From the reading I know that Using these sorts of words encourages the integration of historical thinking skills into activities focused on meeting ELA literacy standards. Late last week, I ran […]


2014 TEI Conference, Evanston, Illinois


Dear colleagues, You can follow all the activities of the 2014 TEI conference in Evanston, Illinois on Twitter using the #TEIConf2014 hash tag. Come join the discussion! Your social media coordinator, Paul O’Shea Filed under: News


CFP for joint ADE STS Conference


Call for Papers – the Joint Conference of the Society for Textual Scholarship and the Association for Documentary Editing CONVERGENCES AND DIVERGENCES University of Nebraska-Lincoln, June 17-20, 2015 Program Organizers: Andrew Jewell, Amanda Gailey, Elizabeth Lorang, Kenneth M. Price Deadline for Proposals: January 30, 2015 Keynote Speaker: Jerome McGann The Society for Textual Scholarship and Association for Documentary Editing announce a historic joint conference of the two organizations to be held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, […]


Open Access Archaeology Digest #580


Open Access (free to read) archaeology articles for everyone: Pottery Production in Issa http://bit.ly/1jnC1VT Chemical studies of occupation soils in Indiahttp://bit.ly/OJSPdo Notices of the City Cross of Edinburgh, &c., &c., illustrated by a Model and Drawings of the existing remains.http://bit.ly/10BrvhR Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: http://bit.ly/YHuyFK


Qatar Digital Library


Qatar Digital Library What is the Qatar Digital Library? The Qatar Digital Library (QDL) is making a vast archive featuring the cultural and historical heritage of the Gulf and wider region freely available online for the first time. It includes archives, maps, manuscripts, sound recordings, photographs and much more, complete with contextualised explanatory notes and links, in both English and Arabic. How did the QDL come about? The QDL has been developed as part of […]

Charles Jones

Results from the 2013 NDSA U.S. Web Archiving Survey


The following is a guest post from Abbie Grotke, Web Archiving Team Lead, Library of Congress and Co-Chair of the NDSA Content Working Group. The National Digital Stewardship Alliance is pleased to release a report of a 2013 survey of Web Archiving institutions (PDF) in the United States. A bit of background: from October through November of 2013, a team of National Digital Stewardship Alliance members, led by the Content Working Group, conducted a survey […]

Butch Lazorchak

TOCS-IN: Tables of Contents of Journals of Interest to Classicists


TOCS-IN: Tables of Contents of Journals of Interest to Classicists TOCS-IN provides the tables of contents of a selection of Classics, Near Eastern Studies, and Religion journals, both in text format and through a Web search program. Where possible, links are given with articles of which the full text or an abstract is available online (about 15%). The project began to archive current tables of contents in 1992, and now contains nearly 200 journals, and […]

Charles Jones

Nick Poole and Johan Oomen on the new Governance structure


You have been hearing about the new Europeana Governance structure. And now it is time to participate in governing Europeana as a Network member. Nominations are open now. What does this mean for you? We asked the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Network about these changes and how they affect the Network. Nick Poole, Chair of the Europeana Network Q. Why the change in the Governance structure and how will it impact the Network members? […]

Susan Muthalaly

Visualizing Southern Television 2.0: Launched!

Today marks the official launching of Visualizing Southern Television 2.0, the second version of my project digitally mapping the footprint for television stations in the south between 1946 and 1965. Back in June, I began the process of deconstructing the mapping infrastructure of VST with three main goals: to improve the aesthetics of the mapping system, to introduce a visual representation for station signal range, and to visualize the estimated reach of each tower’s broadcasts, […]

David Bennett

New reviews: Western civilization, postcolonial Germany, Mediterranean queens and Victorian press


Anyway, it will take more than my lack of nutrition to get in the way of our reviews! First up this week is The Rise of Western Power: a Comparative History of Western Civilization by Jonathan Daly. John R. McNeill and the author discuss the latest attempt to address the question of the rise of the modern West (no. 1678, with response here). Then we have Britta Schilling’s Postcolonial Germany: Memories of Empire in a […]


Join us for pre-UKMW14 #drinkingaboutmuseums, Thursday 6th November


Please join MCG Committee members, speakers and others for a pre-UKMW14 conference ‘Drinking About Museums’ aboard The Tattershall Castle, a fantastic paddle steamer bar moored just off Embankment Bridge with a great view of the London Eye and the Thames. This will be a great opportunity to enjoy a drink and informally network with colleagues in the digital museums sector. We’ll be there from 6-11pm on Thursday 6th November 2014 (the day before UKMW14). The […]

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