From the site: Pleiades gives scholars, students, and enthusiasts worldwide the ability to use, create, and share historical geographic information about the ancient world in digital form…Regularly updated exports (“dumps”) of the published items in the Pleiades dataset may be downloaded in four different formats as described below. Find out more: Pleiades Downloads

From the post: I’ve just released a new package on CRAN: fuzzr R’s dynamic typing can be both blessing and curse. One drawback is that a function author must decide how to check which inputs should be accepted, and which should throw warnings or errors. fuzzr helps you to check how cleanly and informatively your…

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From the post: I recently launched the sourcecaster with James Baker as a community resource to guide use of the command line to meet common challenges working with digital primary sources. Find out more: the sourcecaster  

From the post: In a post at the ACRL TechConnect Blog, Eric Phetteplace (California College of Arts) provides a tutorial on eXtensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT). In the tutorial, Phetteplace gives his description of what XSLT is and how it can be used, and offers a step-by-step method for a MODS-to-Dublin-Core metadata transformation, including links…

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From the post: I’ve been working and writing a lot lately about using the web annotation tool hypothes.is for public scholarship. It has a lot of cool uses ― not only the collaborative annotation of individual web pages, but also the creation of a public research notebook, and the possibility of linking hypothes.is with other…

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From the post: Here are some of my favorite digital tools that may prove useful for core aspects of the oral history process.  I will be adding to this on a continuous basis, adding new tools and categories of tools periodically, so stay tuned. Collection Management, Exhibit, User Experience OHMS (enhancing online access, indexing, transcript synchronization, metadata,…

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From the resource: In the wake of defending my dissertation and landing a new job, I’ve been relaxing by polishing up an R package, PastecR that wraps the API for Pastec, an open-source fuzzy image matching engine. The creator of Pastec recently launched a hosted version of the service of the service. I’ve just updated…

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