Monthly Archives: June 2006

Extreme DE: digitizing Calepinus

Today Wolfgang Schibel (of the phenomenal project CAMENA – Lateinische Texte der Frühen Neuzeit) mentioned to me the Wolfenbüttel images of the Leiden Calepinus ca. 1650. This is a fascinating work for many reasons but my first reaction on seeing … Continue reading

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TEI by example, initial report, 2006/06/09

TEI by example, initial report, 2006/06/09

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Open Context: Sharing Archaeological Data Digitally

from About Archaeology: A new tool in the open source arsenal announced its beta launch last week. Called Open Context, the project involves scientists from Cambridge University (UK), Harvard University, the Smithsonian Institution, U.C. Berkeley, and the University of Chicago, … Continue reading

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Webcast on digital libraries coming up

Lorcan Dempsey, Vice President (Research) at OCLC, will be making a presentation at Edinburgh University Library on Monday 3 July 2006: The digital library landscape and trends in the world of Web 2.0. Edinburgh University Library. Monday 3 July 2006. … Continue reading

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From the horse’s mouth

For God’s sake, you’re in college; don’t cite the encyclopedia. Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, on the plight of students who get in trouble for using bad information they find in his encyclopedia.

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Google Shakespeare, Google Book Search, Google Sketchup model

Google’s Book Blog (devoted to the Google Book Search project) has an entry on the Google Shakespeare project. This latter site seems to give a good feel for some of the things Google wants to do with its digitized books. … Continue reading

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Yet another site about Fair Use

From the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law: The Fair Use Network

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Jill Coffin: Analysis of open source principles in diverse collaborative communities

From Infobits: The June 2006 issue of FIRST MONDAY features selected papers from “FM10 Openness: Code, Science, and Content,” a conference held in May and sponsored by First Monday journal, the University of Illinois at Chicago University Library, and the … Continue reading

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The Colors of Clay

from the Scout Report today: 14. The Colors of Clay: Special Techniques in Athenian Vases [Macromedia Flash Player] This web exhibition from The Getty takes you on a gently guided tour of the various ways in which Athenian vase … Continue reading

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New book on OA

from the mailbox: A new book, documenting the major strands and issues of open access, will be published 17th July. Jacobs, N., Eds. (2006) Open Access: Key Strategic, Technical and Economic Aspects. Chandos It covers the rationale, history, economics, technology … Continue reading

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A URL to open Google Earth directly to a given location…

… would look like this:,italy&ie=UTF8&om=1=&output=kml

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browser sync

Been waiting for this tool for years.

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“Books will disappear”

Provocative article from the Guardian titled ‘Books will disappear. Print is where words go to die’: We need to kill the book to save books. Now relax. I’m not suggesting burning books, nor replacing them with electronic gizmos in some … Continue reading

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London 2nd June 2006: “The first UK educational blogging & web 2.0 conference bringing together practitioner and research based expertise to explore cutting edge issues surrounding the educational use of weblogs and social software.” For details see: The two … Continue reading

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CLiP 2006

from Humanist: We are pleased to announce that the full programme for CLiP 2006 “Literatures, Languages and Cultural Heritage in a digital world” conference is now available on the conference website at

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