Today we’re delighted to announce that Zotero 3.0 has officially arrived Zotero 3.0 marks a major departure from previous versions, most notably with the new ability run outside the Firefox browser. Available for Mac, Windows, and Linux, this standalone version of Zotero contains all the great functionality of the old Firefox-based Zotero but now enables users to integrate Zotero into browsers other than Firefox like Google Chrome and Apple Safari. To all you Firefox lovers out there, no need to worry! Zotero continues to work within Firefox, and even if you choose to run the standalone version, it will talk to Firefox, too.
“From margin to mainstream: mobile technologies transforming lives and libraries”
24-26 September 2012 at the Open University, UK
Mobile technology has transformed so many aspects of our lives: how we work, how we communicate, how we study and how we play. Since the first successful M-libraries conference in 2007, libraries around the world have made huge advances in harnessing the technology to improve and enhance their services. The Fourth international conference will bring together researchers, technical developers, managers, educators, and library practitioners to review achievements to date and consider the creative challenges and opportunities ahead.
We are seeking lively contributions on the following broad themes:
· Transformation – of services, learners or providers
· Inspiration – innovative projects which challenge current thinking and practice
· Implementation – the experience of implementing new mobile technologies
Papers will be short – 15 minutes for the presentation plus time for discussion/questions.
Please submit your abstracts (up to 300 words) by 15th of March 2012 to firstname.lastname@example.org
These will be subject to peer review and authors will be notified by 26th of April 2012.
An open petition to Oppose HR3699, the Research Works Act on the whitehouse.gov site.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released “The Digital Dilemma 2: Perspectives from Independent Filmmakers, Documentarians and Nonprofit Audiovisual Archives” (registration required).
Slideshare by Rachel Vacek and NinaMcHale from the ALA Midwinter Conference.
Following the University’s acquisition of the Cardiff Rare Books Collection, the School of English, Communication and Philosophy at Cardiff University invites applications for a Professorship in English Literature, tenable from 1st September 2012, or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will be a leading expert in the History of the Book and Material Culture and in Digital Humanities, with an international portfolio of research publications in English Literature. You will be expected to make a substantial contribution to the School’s Centre for Editorial and Intertextual Research by pioneering the development of initiatives relating to the Rare Books Collection (http://tinyurl.com/cardiffrarebooks).
Intended for long-form scholarship, [Scalar] particularly facilitates work with visual materials and dynamic media (such as video and audio)… it enables writers to assemble content from multiple sources and juxtapose them with their own compositions.
Switch to OpenStreetMap and discover how you can build beautiful maps from the world’s best map data. We give you the data for free; you can make any map you like with it. Or benefit from the expertise of those already using OpenStreetMap. Host it on your hardware, or elsewhere. You have control. switch2osm.org explains how to make the switch – from first principles to technical how-tos.
Many users have asked for support for advanced annotation tasks in ELAN, ideally using LEXUS to build, access and expand a lexical database. Making this possible is the objective of TLA’s newest project called LEXAN, a modular annotation support framework coupled to a new interface in ELAN. It will support different “annotyzers”, i.e. modules that produce annotation suggestions for the researcher, including machine-learning modules.
The Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Social Media at the School of Communication of American University, and the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property at the Washington College of Law of American University have released the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries.