From the post: To accomplish DPLA’s initial goal of creating an aggregation of metadata for cultural heritage materials, the technological infrastructure developed centered on the item-centric library model for description: one descriptive metadata record for each individual digital “object.” While this method works very well for items catalogued singly, like books, it doesn’t reflect the…

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Interested in learning new ways to gather content from the open web and to share it with your students, colleagues, and scholarly communities? On October 18, the Berkeley Center for New Media and the University of California Davis Library will host two workshops on PressForward (http://pressforward.org/), a free, open-source WordPress tool that facilitates the easy…

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Civil War historian Edward Ayers will be giving a talk at Washington and Lee University talk on September 22 called “Civil War History and Digital Humanities.” The talk is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Digital Humanities Committee and funded through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Read full announcement here.

From the announcement: Following the recent announcement of our partnership with FamilySearch, we are pleased to invite our extended community to attend a free DPLA workshop webinar — DPLA for Genealogy and Family History, taking place on July 26, 2016 at 3:00pm EST. Source: DPLA: DPLA Workshop: DPLA for Genealogy and Family History, July 26, 2016…

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From the announcement: SocArXiv announces a partnership with the Center for Open Science to develop a free, open access, open source archive for social science research. The initiative responds to growing recognition of the need for faster, open sharing of research on a truly open access platform for the social sciences. Papers on SocArXiv will…

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The expansion and consolidation of the field of Digital Humanities (DH) has brought with it a previously unseen internationalization of inquiry interests, (academic) cultural specificities and practices, and, crucially, languages. This level of diversity has resulted in a sense of awareness of the truly global impact that the digital turn has had in the last…

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