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.
This is a collection of blogs from the HASTAC 2011 Conference on December 1-3, in Ann Arbor, MI. Please leave any additions in the comments, and I’ll edit this post to include them.
By Geoffrey Rockwell
These are my notes on a symposium organized by Tokyo University on “The Establishment of a Knowledge Infrastructure for the Next Generation and the Mission of Digital Humanities.” This was organized by Masahiro Shimoda.
What are the access requirements for digital cultural heritage collections? This was one of the questions that the National Digital Stewardship Alliance started exploring earlier this year. Different access requirements result in very different kinds of preservation storage systems, and the NDSA Infrastructure working group wanted to know more about the kinds of requirements that are in place for its members’ collections.
In this paper, the authors attempt to identify problematic issues for subject tagging in the humanities, particularly those associated with information objects in digital formats.