About the report: Our vision for the British Library is that research data are as integrated into our collections, research and services as text is today. The British Library’s users will be able to consume research data online through tools that enable it to be analysed, visualised and understood by non-specialists. Research data will be…

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From “Latest Success Story! Medieval Handwriting and Handwritten Text Recognition”: Two partners in the READ project network have now successfully trained a new model to recognise Gothic handwriting!  The State Archives of Zurich (READ project partner) and the University of Zurich (READ project Memorandum of Understanding partner) have collaborated on the automatic recognition of a collection of…

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From the report: The Society of American Archaeology (SAA) is one of the largest professional organisations for archaeologists in the world, and just concluded its annual meeting in Vancouver, BC at the end of March. The R language has been a part of this meeting for more than a decade, with occasional citations of R…

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From the post: Last week at the College Art Association 2017 conference,  I chaired and presented at an Omeka-centered panel,  “Using Omeka to Design Digital Art History Projects.” The panel demonstrated how art historians, visual resource librarians, and material culturalists are designing digital art history projects with Omeka to teach threshold concepts in the field….

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From “Across the Great Divide: Findings and Possibilities for Action from the 2016 Summit Meeting of Academic Libraries and University Presses with Administrative Relationships”: Partnerships and collaborations have become standard responses to the multiple challenges that both higher education and scholarly publishing face. Organizing the work of the academy, either on one campus or across…

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From the posting: We are pleased to announce that content from the Virtual Symposium on Information and Technology in the Arts and Humanities is now available for viewing or download on YouTube and figshare. Presenter slides are available at http://figshare.com/authors/Symposium_on_Information_and_technolology_in_the_arts_and_humanities/740215 Symposium presentation recordings are available at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2v-vQy9W5DeXsuC5-l-T65WgFrPFKNDk Source: 2016 Virtual Symposium Proceedings | ASIS&T SIG AH

From the report: Seventy-five participants and observers gathered at the Natcher Conference Center (Building 45) in April 2016 to explore innovative methods and data sources useful for analyzing large quantities of images and texts in the field of medical history. … Workshop participants exchanged ideas on a variety of related topics, including current best practices in…

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