Category Archives: Resources

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 API, which is one of the wonderful services provided by CrossRef. Source: Dereference a DOI using python

Resource: Getting started with Palladio

By the Editors | December 2, 2014

From the post: Palladio, a product of Stanford’s Humanities+Design Lab, is a web-based visualization tool for complex humanities data. Think of Palladio as a sort of Swiss Army knife for humanities data. It’s one package that includes a number of tools, each of which allows you to get a different angle on the same data. […]

Resource: Scrypt

By the Editors | December 2, 2014

From the announcement: The Scrypt software is a tool for computer-assisted decipherment of ancient alphabetic inscriptions, enabling the user to choose a set of possible readings for each cell of the inscription, and to automatically launch dictionary searches for selected regions of the text in the Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew dictionary.The name Scrypt is inspired by a […]

Resource: Accessing Treasure Troves of Data: Empowering your own Research

By the Editors | December 2, 2014

From the post: From the holdings of Library and Archives Canada, to the Internet Archive, or smaller repositories like digitized presidential diaries, or Roman Empire transcriptions, there are a lot of digitized primary sources out there on the Web. You don’t need to be a “digital historian” to realize that sometimes there is a benefit […]

Resource: Genre, gender and agency analysis using Parts of Speech in Watson Content Analytics. A simple demonstraton.

By the Editors | November 20, 2014

From the post: Genre is often applied as a static classification: fiction, non-fiction, mystery, romance, biography, and so on. But the edges of genre are “blurry” (Underwood). The classification of genre can change over time and situation. Ideally, genre and all classifications could be modeled dynamically during content analysis. How can IBM’s Watson Content Analytics (WCA) help analyze […]

Resource: Curation for Participation: An Eight-Step Guide to Curating Open Scholarly Content

By The Editors | November 11, 2014

From the record: This Guide is for anyone who finds themselves curating scholarly and educational content at UCT, even if you don’t know that it is called curation. You may be a postgraduate student tasked to put a professor’s research output online, or you may be a communications officer whose tasks have now extended to […]

Resource: List of Software for UAVs and Aerial Imagery

By the Editors | November 4, 2014

From the post: My research team and I at the Humanitarian UAV Network (UAViators) have compiled a list of more than 30 common software platforms used to operate UAVs and analyze resulting aerial imagery. We carried out this research to provide humanitarian organizations with a single repository where they can review existing software platforms (including free & open […]