Category Archives: Standards

Rieger, Preservation in the Age of Large-Scale Digitization

CLIR (the Council on Library and Information Resources in DC) have published in PDF the text of a white paper by Oya Rieger titled ‘Preservation in the Age of Large-Scale Digitization‘. She discusses large-scale digitization initiatives such as Google Books, … Continue reading

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Music in TEI SIG

The TEI community have just set up a Special Interest Group for the encoding of music in XML (disclosure: I am one of the moderators). I forward the announcement below: A Special Interest Group for music encoding in TEI has … Continue reading

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Information Behaviour of the Researcher of the Future (report)

The British Library and JISC commissioned the Centre for Information Behaviour and the Evaluation of Research (CIBER) at UCL to produce a report on Information Behaviour of the Researcher of the Future. It’s well worth reading the full reportin PDF … Continue reading

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Tutorial: The CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model

Noted by way of JISC-REPOSITORIES: DCC Tutorial: The CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model – A New Standard for Knowledge Sharing January 29 2008 University of Glasgow The DCC and FORTH are delighted to announce that they will be delivering a joint … Continue reading

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Long-term data preservation

There was an article in New Scientist last week on plans for permanent data preservation for the scientific data. The argument in the sciences seems to be that all data should be preserved, as some of it will be from … Continue reading

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In mediis tutissimus ibis

Even if it’s true that “People just want to see what’s real,” surely there are times when one needs to step back from technology’s bleeding edge.

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Promise and challenge: augmenting places with sources

Bill Turkel has some very interesting things to say about “the widespread digitization of historical sources” and — near and dear to my heart — “augmenting places with sources”: William J. Turkel, “Seeing There,” Digital History Hacks, 18 June 2007 … Continue reading

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Withdrawal of AHDS Funding

Following the recent public announcement that the UK’s AHRC intends to withdraw funding from the Arts and Humanities Data Service, the following petition has been set up at the British Government’s website. http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/AHDSfunding/ On 11 May 2007, Professor Phillip Esler, … Continue reading

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Google Earth with Audio

This interesting post over at New Scientist Tech: Bernie Krause has spent 40 years collecting over 3500 hours of sound recordings from all over the world, including bird and whale song and the crackle of melting glaciers. His company, Wild … Continue reading

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Stop teaching historians to use computers!

Bill Turkel has started what looks to be an important and potentially influential thread on the nexus of history and the digital. His opening salvo: Teaching history students how to use computers was a really good idea in the early … Continue reading

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International Network of Digital Humanities Centers

Making the rounds on various lists this morning is a call for participation in “an international network of digital humanities centers.” Julia Flanders et al. write: If you represent something that you would consider a digital humanities center, anywhere in … Continue reading

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Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo support GeoRSS

Seen in Slashdot: This week, Microsoft announced their new Live Maps, in addition to supporting Firefox on Windows for 3D, now supports the GeoRSS standard. They join Google which recently announced the support of GeoRSS and KML mapping in their … Continue reading

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Classics in the Million Book Library

After the Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science, a group met at the University of Chicago as a part of a Mellon-funded project, centered at Tufts University, to explore the question, “What do you do with a million … Continue reading

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