Category Archives: Resources

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 […]

Resource: New Islandora Module: Islandora Pathauto

By the Editors | November 4, 2014

The Islandora Foundation is proud to announce the arrival of a new module into our stack: Islandora Pathauto, created and contributed by Rosemary Lefaive (who you may remember from past kudos). This simple but extremely handy little module allows the creation of more human-readable or SEO-friendly URLs for your Fedora objects by exposing Islandora objects to […]

Resource: neatline & visualization as interpretation

By The Editors | November 4, 2014

Neatline, a digital storytelling tool from the Scholars’ Lab at the University of Virginia Library, anticipates this week’s MediaCommons discussion question in three clear ways. But before I get to that, let me tell you what Neatline is. It’s a geotemporal exhibit-builder that allows you to create beautiful, complex maps, image annotations, and narrative sequences from collections of documents and artifacts, and […]

Resource: Testing 1-2-3: Zoom H-5 Microphone Test

By The Editors | November 4, 2014

On his blog, Douglas A. Boyd offers a test of the Zoom H-5 digital audio recorder using the standard X/Y microphone module, an external (XLR) lavaliere microphone, and the optional MSH-6 Mid Side Stereo and XYH-6 microphone modules. Source: Testing 1-2-3: Zoom H-5 Microphone Test

Resource: British Library Courses

By The Editors | October 28, 2014

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 […]

Resource: Some Tips for Beginners

By The Editors | October 16, 2014

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 beginners and perhaps some for more advanced users. Read full post: Some Tips for Beginners