The mission of the W3C Library Linked Data Incubator Group, chartered from May 2010 through August 2011, has been “to help increase global interoperability of library data on the Web, by bringing together people involved in Semantic Web activities — focusing on Linked Data — in the library community and beyond, building on existing initiatives, and identifying collaboration tracks for the future.”
This past weekend I attended the Nebraska Digital Workshop hosted by the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities (CDRH) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, future host of Digital Humanities 2013.
In the early 1900s, John Wanamaker, a political figure and well-known merchant, coined one of the most famous quotes about advertising: “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted. The trouble is, I don’t know which half.”
NEH is soliciting proposals from institutions to participate in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). Over a period of two years, successful applicants will select newspapers—published in their state or territory between 1836 and 1922—and convert approximately 100,000 pages into digital files (primarily from microfilm), according to the technical guidelines (76-page PDF) outlined by the Library of Congress.
Deadling: January 17, 2012 for projects beginning September 2012
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) announces a cluster hire in digital humanities: over the next three years the university intends to hire six tenure-line faculty members across a number of departments (and additional staff) to further propel this signature program.
‘The Future of the Past of the Web’, Digital Preservation Coalition Workshop British Library, 7 October 2011 by Chrissie Webb and Liz McCarthy.
This database contains demographic information about the City of New York in the 1730s and 1740s. I compiled this data for my research into an alleged slave rebellion in 1741.
Unknown No Longer: A Database of Virginia Slave Names contains personal information about enslaved Virginians gleaned from some of the more than eight million processed manuscripts in VHS collections
Sarah Higgins has published “Digital Curation:The Emergence of a New Discipline” in the latest issue of the International Journal of Digital Curation.