General conversation about the cloud focuses on third-party cloud storage providers. As the results below suggest, adoption of these cloud storage providers remains relatively small. However, when we consider cloud storage alongside several related ways of distributing and using storage as a service, some interesting trends emerge. The results illuminate both the widespread acceptance of some digital preservation storage practices and the continuing uncertainty regarding others.
Institute fuer Dokumentologie and Editorik (I-D-E) workshop for Tools for Digital Scholarly Editions was held at the University of Cologne, Germany.
An updated the sample output from Collatex shows output from user-specified witnesses in the form of (1) an alignment table based on user-specified order, (2) an extracted text of a base text (taking the first specified witness is the base text), (3) generating an apparatus.
There were many insights to be had at HASTAC 2011, but I most enjoyed participating in a panel of lightning talks that all explored issues involved in the creation of a digital repository. At Session D3, the presentations raised many promising possibilities and challenging questions about the nature of the digital archive.
The NMC Horizon Report: 2011 Museum Edition, is a coproduction with the Marcus Institute for Digital Education in the Arts (MIDEA), and examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in education and interpretation within the museum environment.
Audio from the ARL-CNI Fall Forum
The New School hosted a conference on the Future of Higher Education last week. It was led by the Center for Public Scholarship, and started on Thursday, December 8, 2011. I blogged all sessions, each with its own post or two.
“Digital Humanities Software Developers” took place at the University of Cologne from the 28th to the 29th of November. The main aim of the workshop was to bring together the DH developers, discuss ideas, and work collaborative in projects.
Redefining the Academic Library: Managing the Migration to Digital Information Services (51 pages/slides; PDF), prepared by the Educational Advisory Board is now available.
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has published Digital Humanities, SPEC Kit 326, which provides a snapshot of research library experiences with digital scholarship centers or services that support the humanities (e.g., history, art, music, film, literature, philosophy, religion, etc.) and the benefits and challenges of hosting them. The survey asked ARL libraries about the organization of these services, how they are staffed and funded, what services they offer and to whom, what technical infrastructure is provided, whether the library manages or archives the digital resources produced, and how services are assessed, among other questions.