Category: Resources

Resource: On blogging in the Digital Humanities

On blogging in the Digital Humanities | Michael Ullyot.

Blogging in the social, pure, and applied sciences is a common enough practice that two members of the London School of Economics’ Public Policy Group said today that it is “one of the most important things that an academic should be doing right now” — namely, circulating ideas-in-progress to readers in more immediate and (yes) more interesting forms than traditional academic publishing.

It’s no less important in the humanities, even if it’s less common. But in a research field like the digital humanities, blog posts and tweets are the primary way — for many, the only way — that scholars and students disseminate and learn about new questions and methods.

Resource: Scholarly Editing: The Annual of the Association for Documentary Editing publishes first issue

CDRH News & Events.

Scholarly Editing: The Annual of the Association for Documentary Editing publishes first issue

We are delighted to announce the debut of Scholarly Editing: The Annual of the Association for Documentary Editing, now online at scholarlyediting.org. Published for over 30 years as a print publication titled Documentary Editing, Scholarly Editing continues to publish articles about the theory and practice of editing and reviews of new editions. In addition to this material, Scholarly Editing offers new, innovative content: the journal is among the first—if not *the* first—to publish peer-reviewed editions of primary source materials of cultural significance. We are pleased not only to present editors with a rigorously peer-reviewed publication platform, but also to share fascinating documents from cultural history with the reading public. All of this material is available freely online and is completely open-access.

Resource: Old Maps Online

The OldMapsOnline Portal is an easy-to-use gateway to historical maps in libraries around the world. It allows the user to search for online digital historical maps across numerous different collections via a geographical search. Search by typing a place-name or by clicking in the map window, and narrow by date. The search results provide a direct link to the map image on the website of the host institution. Old Maps Online also is a partner in The British Library: Georeferencer Pilot Program.

Resource: 5-minute Guide: Graphic Design Principles for Information Visualization

Over last few years, Information visualization has become of the key contemporary communication medium and also research techniques. But unless you went to design school, how can you create good looking designs such as the ones on www.visualizing.org or infosthetics.com ?

(Note that I am not talking about visualization part itself – how to effectively translate data into visual representations, which visualization techniques to use then, etc. – but about graphic design part, i.e. how to “style” your visualizations.)

The purpose of this guide is to reduce modern design to seven essential “algorithms.” Follow these principles and your design will look and communicate much better.

Resource: Google Ancient Places: Visual interface brings history alive

A Web application called Google Ancient Places (GAP) allows users to choose a classical text or book from the time period 500BC – 500AD and then search for references to ancient places within it, presenting the results in a user-friendly interface. GAP uses specialized software to identify where and how often places are mentioned within a text, displaying references to the locations and plotting results on a map using an independent digital gazetteer.

Resource: Videos of 2011 Digital Humanities Start-Up Grantees

We’re happy to say that we now have videos from the annual Office of Digital Humanities Project Directors Meeting, held September 27, 2011 at the Old Post Office in Washington, DC. This meeting brought together top researchers in the digital humanities from across the United States.

In these videos below, watch the directors of NEH’s Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants give short, two-minute presentations on their projects.

Resource: Two Videos on the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries

The UCLA Library has released two videos on ARL’s Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries. Peter Jaszi and Brandon Butler are the featured speakers.

Resource: ACRL Digital Humanities Discussion Group

H-Net Discussion Networks – ACRL Digital Humanities Discussion Group.
A new discussion group has been created for ACRL members interested in
discussing ideas related to Digital Humanities and the role of librarians
in this emerging discipline.The mailing list already has over 300 members
who are beginning to examine how libraries can help support digital
humanities scholarship and teaching.