From the resource: For the Digital Library Federation, November 10th saw the close of a joyful and self-consciously more inclusive 2016 DLF Forum, characterized by deeper critical introspection, the clarion leadership of our keynote speakers, broad sharing of best practices and the fruits of community-spirited labor, and increasing resolve to support our collective mission to advance research, learning, social justice, and the…

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From the post: I’m one of those humanities professors who is increasingly introducing technology-intensive assignments and activities into what would otherwise be more conventional, analog courses on writing and literature. And if you teach a large or largish class that involves in-class, hands-on work with digital tools, you would do well to come up with…

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From the post: This resource is part of the Teach Access Initiative, and provides best practices for making accessible mobile and web apps. This tutorial currently provides basic training for developers and designers, with more disciplines to come! If you are new to accessibility, you’ve come to the right place – the following material will…

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From the post: One of the best things to come out of Open Access Week was the oaDOI tool by Impactstory…Enter oaDOI, a tool that uses the DOI of a paper to help readers find an open version. Learn more here.

From the resource: Unfortunately, determining whether an item has entered the public domain requires legal expertise and time-consuming research. Even then, research can be inconclusive and the legal details can be murky. The project team documented these lessons in a book called Finding the Public Domain: Copyright Review Management System Toolkit. The Toolkit shares practical insights gained…

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From the post: Map making is a finicky challenge where oftentimes your map data — points, lines, and polygons — must align just right with your external data that exists as a CSV file or related. Mapshaper is an online tool that helps you massage your geographic data to where it needs to be. Read…

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From the resource: Looking for inspiration or help concerning data visualisation with R? Here you will find lots of plots made using it, always with the associated code! I hope you will find the information you are looking for. Access resource here.

Choice of color scale can make a big difference in how the data reads. A careless choice might make the data appear skewed too far low or too far high, so you need to look at the data and decide what’s right for the context. But, sometimes you just gotta make a lot of charts…

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