Category Archives: Reports

Report: What’s Ahead for DPLA: Our New Strategic Plan

By The Editors | January 8, 2015

From the report: The Digital Public Library of America launched on April 18, 2013, less than two years ago. And what a couple of years it has been. From a staff of three people, a starting slate of two million items, and 500 contributing institutions, we are now an organization of 12, with over eight million items […]

Report: Harnessing the Power of Technology at Public Research Universities

By The Editors | December 11, 2014

From the announcement: Our researchers at Ithaka S+R, with funding from Lumina Foundation, undertook a study over the course of the 2013/2014 academic year to understand the current environment for public research universities. We interviewed 214 individuals, including academic administrators, directors of online learning, chief financial officers, career services staff, and department chairs, and we […]

Report: CNI Digital Scholarship Centers Report and Web Resource

By The Editors | December 9, 2014

From the announcement: An emerging trend that CNI has been highlighting for the past few years is the establishment of digital scholarship centers or labs in universities and colleges. We invited participation in a workshop to document the current centers and identify good practice, in April, 2014, and 24 institutions who had centers up and […]

Report: The ContentMine Scraping Stack — Literature-scale Content Mining with Community-maintained Collections of Declarative Scrapers

By the Editors | November 20, 2014

From the post: Successfully mining scholarly literature at scale is inhibited by technical and political barriers that have been only partially addressed by publishers’ application programming interfaces (APIs). Many of those APIs have restrictions that inhibit data mining at scale, and while only some publishers actually provide APIs, almost all publishers make their content available […]

Report: Digital Scholarship and Book History

By The Editors | October 28, 2014

Occasionally, one finds oneself confronting the misconception that book history has nothing to do with digital scholarship. People who love print are never people who study with and about digital tools, right? You know better, I trust, but it continues to be surprising and frustrating that people across the full spectrum of these media studies […]

Report: Adobe is Spying on Users, Collecting Data on Their eBook Libraries

By The Editors | October 9, 2014

Adobe has just given us a graphic demonstration of how not to handle security and privacy issues. A hacker acquaintance of mine has tipped me to a huge security and privacy violation on the part of Adobe. That anonymous acquaintance was examining Adobe’s DRm for educational purposes when they noticed that Digital Editions 4, the newest version of […]

Report: What Have the Romans Ever Mapped for Us? Results from the Latin Geographic Tradition

By Rainer Simon | June 24, 2014

Having recently completed our first content workpackage (CWP1), dedicated to Early Geospatial Documents from the Latin Tradition, we’d like to take this opportunity to share the annotation data that we’ve compiled so far. Overall we have completed annotating place references in 33 documents (41 if we include additional language versions of the same document). Within […]

Report: Memory and the Built Landscape: Edmonton’s Architectural Heritage Website

By the Editors | April 17, 2014

The Edmonton Historical Board and the City of Edmonton Archives are helping to preserve and nurture collective memory in Edmonton through a website that explores the city’s built heritage: The website is an endeavour of the Edmonton Historical Board (EHB) with support from the City of Edmonton Archives. The EHB is an advisory board […]

Report: Acceptances to Digital Humanities 2014 (part 1)

By the Editors | April 15, 2014

It’s that time again! The annual Digital Humanities conference schedule has been released, and this time it’s in Switzerland. In an effort to console myself from not having the funding to make it this year, I’ve gone ahead and analyzed the nitty-gritty of acceptances and rejections to the conference. For those interested in this sort […]