Category: Announcements

Announcement: Manifold Scholarship Phase Two

From the announcement:

The University of Minnesota Press in partnership with the GC Digital Scholarship Lab at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York, and digital development agency Cast Iron Coding has been awarded a $789,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to launch phase two of Manifold Scholarship, an open-source web-based publishing platform that integrates the publication of media-rich, networked monographs into existing university press publication workflows. With this grant the Manifold Scholarship project will focus on assisting with installations at other institutions, further development of platform features, and a research project about potential OER (open education resources) uses of the platform.

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Announcement: Intro to Critical Digital Pedagogy

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On July 31-August 3, 2018, Digital Pedagogy Lab will offer an Introduction to Critical Digital Pedagogy course taught by Chris Friend, Director of Hybrid Pedagogy and Assistant Professor of English at Saint Leo University. This course will discuss, challenge, and experiment with various technological tools from the chalkboard to moveable chairs, networks, computers, mobile devices, social media platforms, and learning management systems. We will focus on teaching philosophies, discernment practices for using digital tools in courses, emergent learning, digital composition, and discussions of the impact of the digital on traditional and critical pedagogies.

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Announcement: “Community Webs” for Local History Web Archiving

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The lives and activities of communities are increasingly documented online; local news, events, disasters, celebrations — the experiences of citizens are now largely shared via social media and web platforms. As these primary sources about community life move to the web, the need to archive these materials becomes an increasingly important activity of the stewards of community memory. And in many communities across the nation, public libraries, as one of their many responsibilities to their patrons, serve the vital role of stewards of local history. Yet public libraries have historically been a small fraction of the growing national and international web archiving community.

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Announcement: Wikipedia Ends Data-free Access for Developing Countries

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It was an altruistic mission: Offer free access to Wikipedia for people in developing countries, without requiring mobile data to access information. But the Wikimedia Foundation has announced it will wrap up its Wikipedia Zero program this year, ending partnerships with 97 mobile carriers in 72 countries who waived data fees to access the online encyclopedia.

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Announcement: Meet Omeka Classic 2.6

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Here are some of the key features updated with Classic 2.6:

We’ve upgraded the WYSIWYG and HTML editor tinyMCE. Not only does it have a cleaner look, but improved functionality.

Thanks to contributor luku, Browse Tags has additional functionality:

Default display of tags for both items and exhibits, with the ability to refine to just items or exhibits;
Tag sorts are now alphabetical, use count, and date created; and
You can search tags from within the browse tags page.

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Announcement: Scholarly Communication Symposium 2018

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This symposium will explore the ways that promotion and tenure criteria are evolving in the 21st century to incorporate accomplishments in digital scholarship, interdisciplinary research, and alternative impact metrics.  Featured speakers and panels will analyze and make recommendations concerning different aspects of this evolution.

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Announcement: DH Awards 2017 – Voting Announcement

From the announcement:

DH Awards 2017 is open for voting at: http://dhawards.org/dhawards2017/voting/ until the end of 25 February 2018. Versions of this announcement in Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), French, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish are available from the website.

Digital Humanities Awards are a set of entirely open annual awards run as a DH awareness raising activity. The awards are nominated and voted for entirely by the public. These awards are intended to help put interesting DH resources in the spotlight and engage DH users (and general public) in the work of the community. Although the working language of DH Awards is English, nominations may be for any resource in any language. Awards are not specific to geography, language, conference, organization or field of humanities. There is no financial prize associated with these community awards. There were many nominations and the international nominations committee (http://dhawards.org/dhawards2017/committee/) reviewed each nomination. We’re sorry if your nomination was not included, or changed category, all decisions are final once voting opens. Please see http://dhawards.org/dhawards2017/faqs for this and other frequently asked questions.

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Announcement: Digital Humanities & Social Justice Speaker Series

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The speaker and workshop series on Digital Humanities & Social Justice at the University of Houston will explore the ethical concerns involved when creating digital projects and minority archives and how digital scholarship can be a site of social justice and activism. This series brings in leading scholars in the field of DH who are engaging and creating ethical, socially-conscious methodologies. The series is sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. For those unable to attend, please make sure to follow our hashtag #usLdh and our account, @AppRecovery, on Twitter for live-tweets of the presentations and check Facebook, our webpage, or our blog page for event updates. We will livestream the lectures on our Facebook page.

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