I had a chance to catch up with James Baker at the British Library on Friday, and discovered that they’re running an amazing series of short classes on digital skills for librarians. With his permission, I’ve posted their outline below, along with a few excerpts from their FAQ. Some of it is site-specific, but I […]
From the post: I have adapted the following from a longer, slightly different document I created for my Digital Information Technologies and Architectures (DITA) module at #citylis this year. It contains some tips for wordpress.com beginners and perhaps some for more advanced users. Read full post: Some Tips for WordPress.com Beginners
From the post: The WordHoard project is named after an Old English phrase for the verbal treasure ‘unlocked’ by a wise speaker. It applies to highly canonical literary texts the insights and techniques of corpus linguistics, that is to say, the empirical and computer-assisted study of large bodies of written texts or transcribed speech. In […]
American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955 is a free database providing access to the only comprehensive record of dissertations accepted by American universities during that time period, the print index Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities. Containing nearly 100,000 citations, American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955, provides full page images of the original print index, and may be searched […]
Fixity, the property of a digital file or object being fixed or unchanged, is a cornerstone of digital preservation. Fixity information, from simple file counts or file size values to more precise checksums and cryptographic hashes, is data used to verify whether an object has been altered or degraded. Many in the preservation community know […]
Text Mechanic offers a suit of “simple, single task, browser based, text manipulation tools.” Source: Text Mechanic™ – Text Manipulation Tools
From the announcement: After an exceptionally busy summer, we are thrilled to be able to announce the release of Annotation Studio 2.0. The new version of Annotation Studio offers the following features: Anchored annotations that correspond to the text currently visible Touch capability so that Annotation Studio can be used on mobile devices Upload of very basic PDF files Slide-in menus with context […]
From the post: Brightpoint Consulting recently released a small collection of interactive visualizations based on open, publicly available data from the US government. Characterized by a rather organic graphic design style and color palette, each visualization makes a socially and politically relevant dataset easily accessible. Source: Visualizing Publicly Available US Government Data Online
Avant Garde Project is a series of recordings of 20th-century classical, experimental, and electroacoustic music digitized from LPs whose music has in most cases never been released on CD, and so is effectively inaccessible to the vast majority of music listeners today. Find it here.
Anastasia Salter has compiled a list of recommendations for critical readings on games in the classroom, with an accompanying link to a list of ProfHacker posts on games. Read it here.