Category Archives: Resources

Resource: Access Monitor – WordPress Plugin to Monitor Accessibility

By The Editors | January 29, 2015

From the post: Here at ProfHacker, we’ve written several posts over the years about accessibility, about WordPress, and about WordPress and accessibility. For a variety of reasons, it’s important to make digital resources usable by the widest range of people you can, and ensuring accessibility is an key part of that process. (As many of […]

Resource: MoEML launches Experimental Map Interface (Beta)

By The Editors | January 27, 2015

From the announcement: MoEML is excited to announce the launch of a beta version of our new hi-resolution, zoomable experimental Agas map interface. We encourage you to play around with the map and send us feedback on both its function and design so we can improve it before launching it officially later this year. Some […]

Resource: Provoke!: Digital Sound Studies Collection

By The Editors | January 22, 2015

The Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI) at Duke University announces the launch of Provoke!: Digital Sound Studies.  Provoke! is a web collection of digital projects focused on sound studies, digital humanities, and the audio arts. See the collection here: Provoke!: Digital Sound Studies

Resource: Digital Codex Mendoza online

By The Editors | January 20, 2015

Ernesto Miranda has published a digital edition of the Codex Mendoza, an important source about pre-Hispanic culture in Mexico. Find it here. Source: Digital Codex Mendoza online

Resource: Using Grunt to Automate Repetitive Tasks

By the Editors | January 15, 2015

From the post: Riding a tangent from my previous post on web performance, here is an introduction to Grunt, a JavaScript task runner. Why would we use Grunt? It’s become a common tool for web development as it puts together a number of tedious but necessary steps for optimizing a website. However, “task runner” is […]

Resource: Introducing DocSouth Data: Old Texts for New Readings

By Amanda Regan | January 13, 2015

From the announcement: When the UNC Library launched Documenting the American South (DocSouth) in 1996, the project helped set the standard for publishing historic texts online. Nearly twenty years later, DocSouth is poised to reach a new set of readers—the computers that digest and find patterns in immense bodies of text through techniques known as […]

Resource: From Paper Maps to the Web: A DIY Digital Maps Primer

By The Editors | January 6, 2015

From the tutorial: I was invited to the National Library of Colombia’s 2nd Digital Book Week as a speaker and to give a workshop on digital mapping tools. I thought it would be useful to share that workshop since it encompasses a lot of different processes and tools that make digital cartography today very accessible. […]

Resource: Using NYPL MapWarper Maps Inside CartoDB

By The Editors | December 11, 2014

From the post: Geospatial data lovers know that proximity has its perks- especially in a major city like New York. We recently spent a few minutes browsing through the work of New York Public Library’s Map Division and discovering all of the awesome tools they’re creating- one of which we are about to share with […]

Resource: Two Off the Map Games Available As Free Downloads

By The Editors | December 9, 2014

From the post: A couple of months ago I blogged about the 2014 Off the Map competition winners announcement at GameCity9 Festival. Well, since then two of the winning teams have demonstrated their games at the British Library for International Games Day at Your Library. Seeing the Oculus Rift set up in the Library was brilliant! Furthermore, […]

Resource: Dereference a DOI using python

By mikele | December 4, 2014

A little python script that allows to pass an article DOI in order to obtain all the metadata related to that article. The script relies on the handy crosscite.org API, which is one of the wonderful services provided by CrossRef. Source: Dereference a DOI using python