Category Archives: Resources

Resource: The Mewar Ramayana

By the Editors | July 24, 2014

Welcome to one of the world’s most beautiful Ramayana manuscripts. The original was prepared for Maharana Jagat Singh, the ruler of the Rajput kingdom of Mewar in Rajasthan, in the middle of the seventeenth century. Most volumes of the manuscript are now in the British Library. They were presented by Maharana Bhim Singh of Mewar […]

Resource: T.S. Eliot Reads Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats & Other Classic Poems

By the Editors | July 24, 2014

Not only did T.S. Eliot draw the cover for the first edition of his Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, featured yesterday, he even read it aloud for the audiobook edition. You may think the time of the audiobook, now a popular form on digital audio devices everywhere, must have begun long after the time of Eliot had […]

Resource: Doing OCR within R

By The Editors | July 17, 2014

One way of doing OCR on your own machine with free tools, is to use Ben Marwick’s pdf-2-text-or-csv.r script for the R programming language. Marwick’s script uses R as wrapper for the Xpdf programme from Foolabs. Xpdf is a pdf viewer, much like Adobe Acrobat, but it comes with OCR bundled within. Using Xpdf on […]

Resource: Making Your Code Citable · GitHub Guides

By The Editors | July 15, 2014

Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) are the backbone of the academic reference and metrics system. If you’re a researcher writing software, this guide will show you how to make the work you share on GitHub citable by archiving one of your GitHub repositories and assigning a DOI with the data archiving tool Zenodo. View full post […]

Resource: Stamen Maps for Tableau

By The Editors | July 10, 2014

Stamen has long aspired to make it easier for people everywhere to visualize data, particularly on and with maps. In our recent partnership with Tableau, we’ve helped to improve a tool that does just that. Tableau’s latest version, 8.2, comes complete with a mapping suite designed by us. Suddenly it’s that much easier for people […]

Resource: Three Tools for the Web-Savvy Historian: Memento, Zotero, and WebCite

By The Editors | July 8, 2014

“Sorry, the page you were looking for is no longer available.” In everyday web browsing, a frustration. In recreating or retracing the steps of a scholarly paper, it’s a potential nightmare. Luckily, three tools exist that users should be using to properly cite, store, and retrieve web information – before it’s too late and the […]

Resource: RDFa Introduction and Codelabs for Libraries

By The Editors | July 1, 2014

My RDFa introduction and codelab materials for the ALA 2014 preconference on Practical linked data with open source are now online! And now I’ve finished leading the RDFa + codelab that I’ve been stressing over and refining for about a month at the American Library Association annual conference Practical linked data with open source […]

Resource: Mirador: A tool to help you find correlations in complex datasets

By The Editors | June 26, 2014

Mirador, a collaborative effort led by Andrés Colubri from Fathom Information Design, is a tool that helps you find correlative patterns in datasets with a lot of variables and observations. It’s in the early stages of development, but is available to use and test on Windows and Mac. Colubri explains the process, from its early […]

Resource: Open Access Journals in Middle Eastern and and Islamic Studies

By The Editors | June 26, 2014

AWOL is a project of Charles E. Jones, Tombros Librarian for Classics and Humanities at the Pattee Library, Penn State University AWOL began with a series of entries under the heading AWOL on the Ancient World Bloggers Group Blog. I moved it to its own space here beginning in 2009. The primary focus of the […]