Category Archives: Reports

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: www.edmontonsarchitecturalheritage.ca. 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 […]

Report: The First Texas Digital Humanities Conference

By the Editors | April 15, 2014

I’m just back from the premier offering of the Texas Digital Humanities Conference, and I can’t tell you what a pleasure it was to have such a superb event held so close to home, especially since I won’t be able to make the big Digital Humanities meeting this summer (or next summer, for that matter, […]

Report: Critical Code Studies Working Group

By the Editors | March 27, 2014

During the past month, I’ve had the pleasure of coordinating the Critical Code Studies Working Group (CCSWG) that Mark Marino and Jeremy Douglass organized. Sponsored by the HaCCS Lab (of which HASTAC is an affiliate), the conversations in all of the discussion threads have been really amazing and exciting — as of March 20, 2014, the […]

Report: Waitsourcing, Approaches to Low-Effort Crowdsourcing | Follow the Crowd

By The Editors | December 5, 2013

Crowdsourcing is often approached as a full-attention activity, but it can also be used for applications so small that people perform them almost effortlessly. What possibilities are afforded by pursuing low-effort crowdsourcing? Low-effort crowdsourcing is possible through a mix of low-granularity tasks, unobtrusive input methods, and an appropriate setting. Exploring the possibilities of low-effort crowdsourcing, we […]

Report: Enumerate - Thematic Survey Report Available

By the Editors | November 19, 2013

The Thematic Survey took place to gather more significant data on digitisation of cultural heritage in Europe. There were three thematic surveys. They have been implemented in February to April 2013. At the heart of the ENUMERATE Thematic Surveys were the topics: SIZE of digital collections COST of digitisation ACCESS AND USE of digital collections […]