Category: Announcements

Announcement: SocArXiv, an open social science archive

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 be permanently available and free to the public.

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Announcement: Open Context & Carleton Prize for Archaeological Visualization

From the announcement:

Increasingly, archaeology data are being made available openly on the web. But what do these data show? How can we interrogate them? How can we visualize them? How can we re-use data visualizations?

We’d like to know. This is why we have created the Open Context and Carleton University Prize for Archaeological Visualization and we invite you to build, make, hack, the Open Context data and API for fun and prizes.

Find out more: Open Context & Carleton Prize for Archaeological Visualization | Heritage Bytes

Announcement: The Translation Toolkit

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 few decades and has fostered exciting international collaborative ties. The Translation Toolkit is first and foremost our attempt at drawing attention to the need to acknowledge the linguistic diversity that already exists in the field of DH.

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Announcement: The 22 Digital Inclusion Fellowship City Hosts and Call for Fellow Applications

The Digital Inclusion Fellowship is expanding and applications are now open for 22 Fellowship positions! Today, we are thrilled to announce, with the continued support of Google Fiber as well as new support from Capital One, we will have 22 Fellows in the next cohort of the Fellowship program starting this July. We have selected 22 incredible organizations in 11 different cities who will work with Fellows this year to launch and expand adult digital literacy programs.

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Announcement: The Launch of RightsStatements.org

In May 2015, the International Rights Statements Working Group released two white papers with our recommendations for establishing standardized rights statements for describing copyright and reuse status of digital cultural heritage materials, and the enabling technical infrastructure for those statements.   After working for nearly a year to implement the recommendations of the white papers, the Digital Public Library of America and Europeana are proud to announce the launch of RightsStatements.org. In partnership with Creative Commons, Kennisland and key stakeholders of the DPLA and Europeana networks, RightsStatements.org is a collaborative approach to rights statements that can be used to communicate the copyright status of cultural objects.

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