Category: Announcements

Announcement: Major Milestones for Omeka (Omeka S 1.0 Release)

From the announcement:

Today, the Omeka team is releasing the first major point release for Omeka S: 1.0. It is available for download today. We are also revealing a redesigned, Omeka.org, which represents a major undertaking of effort that has happened at the edges of all other pressing design, development, and outreach work.

One year following the Beta, the release of Omeka S 1.0 demonstrates the stability of the platform.

Created with funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Omeka S is engineered to ease the burdens of administrators who want to make it possible for their users easily build their own sites that showcase digital cultural heritage materials and share those resources as linked open data.

Read the full announcement here.

Announcement: Decolonizing Digital Humanities – A Discussion and Zotero Workshop

About the workshop:

Together we will have a discussion of what it means to decolonize the Archive as well as the field of Digital Humanities. Please come ready to participate! Please bring your computer. After the discussion, we will have a hands-on Zotero workshop. Learn how to use Zotero for organizing your bibliographic references…

Organized by Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage’s CLIR Fellow, the workshop will be livestreamed on Recovering’s facebook page (@RecoveringUSHispanicLiteraryHeritage) and Borderlands Archives Cartography’s facebook page (@bacartography).

Read more here.

Announcement: New Digital Humanities Advancement Grant (DHAG) Guidelines Coming Soon

From the post:

Now that the leaves are turning colors and autumn is here, it’s time to think about pulling together the components for an application to the January 2018 deadline of the Digital Humanities Advancement Grants program.  The updated and revised guidelines should be posted on the NEH website soon, but we wanted to give you a preview of some of the changes to the program for the next round.

Read more here.

Announcement: Tropy 1.0 Released

From the announcement:

We are pleased to announce that the 1.0 release of Tropy is now available. While our crack team of developers continues to refine the software and add new features, Tropy is now officially out of its beta testing phase. If you haven’t yet tried Tropy, now is the perfect time to try this new tool for working with your archival research photos.

Read the full announcement here.

Announcement: Boston Public Library’s Sound Archives Coming to the Internet Archive for Preservation & Public Access

From the announcement:

Today, the Boston Public Library announced the transfer of significant holdings from its Sound Archives Collection to the Internet Archive, which will digitize, preserve and make these recordings accessible to the public. The Boston Public Library (BPL) sound collection includes hundreds of thousands of audio recordings in a variety of historical formats, including wax cylinders, 78 rpms, and LPs. The recordings span many genres, including classical, pop, rock, jazz, and opera – from 78s produced in the early 1900s to LPs from the 1980s. These recordings have never been circulated and were in storage for several decades, uncataloged and inaccessible to the public. By collaborating with the Internet Archive, Boston Public Libraries audio collection can be heard by new audiences of scholars, researchers and music lovers worldwide.

Read the full announcement here.

Announcement: Books from 1923 to 1941 Now Liberated!

From the announcement:

The Internet Archive is now leveraging a little known, and perhaps never used, provision of US copyright law, Section 108h, which allows libraries to scan and make available materials published 1923 to 1941 if they are not being actively sold. Elizabeth Townsend Gard, a copyright scholar at Tulane University calls this “Library Public Domain.”  She and her students helped bring the first scanned books of this era available online in a collection named for the author of the bill making this necessary: The Sonny Bono Memorial Collection. Thousands more books will be added in the near future as we automate. We hope this will encourage libraries that have been reticent to scan beyond 1923 to start mass scanning their books and other works, at least up to 1942.

Read the full announcement here.

Announcement: AIA Workshop, Turning Spatial with Pleiades – Creating, Teaching, and Publishing Maps in Ancient Studies

From the announcement:

The workshop will focus on ways that Pleiades and its partner resources can be used to involve undergraduates in scholarly research; to prepare maps for teaching, presentation, and publication; and to connect one’s own digital projects to the scholarly graph of Linked Open Data for ancient studies. In particular, we aim to teach participants — through hands-on instruction — to create dynamic digital maps that can be printed or placed in presentations for class use and to construct research plans and student projects that rely on “the Pleiades ecosystem” for source data and tooling.

Read the full announcement here.

Announcement: DocNow and Rhizome Receive IMLS National Forum Grant!

From the post:

We are thrilled to announce that Documenting the Now, MITH’s Mellon-funded collaborative social media preservation initiative with Washington University and the University of California, Riverside, has been awarded a National Forum Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), as part of a new collaboration with arts organization Rhizome. For full details about this exciting opportunity, read the text from yesterday’s announcement from Rhizome below.

Read more here.

Announcement: Library of Congress Launches labs.loc.gov

From the post:

The Library of Congress today launched labs.loc.gov, a new online space that will host a changing selection of experiments, projects, events and resources designed to encourage creative use of the Library’s digital collections. To help demonstrate the exciting discoveries that are possible, the new site will also feature a gallery of projects from data challenge winners and innovators-in-residence and blog posts and video presentations from leaders in the field.

Read full post here.