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You Asked For It: Four Exciting New Viewshare Features « The Signal: Digital Preservation. Last week we quietly launched several significant improvements to Viewshare, our free and open platform for cultural heritage organizations to create interfaces to digital collections. There are a ton of major and small additions to the software, but I wanted to…

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Anvil Academic aims to provide platform for digital scholarship | Inside Higher Ed. Two well-known organizations are teaming up with a handful of colleges and universities to try to change that by building a flexible platform where digital humanists could have their research published and certified that the work has passed through well-respected editorial gantlets….

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Memex 1.1 » Blog Archive » The School of Data. Here’s a fantastic initiative by the Open Knowledge Foundation. (Disclosure: I’m on the OKF’s Advisory Board). What lies behind it is an awareness that there’s a huge — and growing — skills gap in data-analysis, visualisation, etc. At this stage, the OKF is seeking volunteers…

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American Museum of Natural History Presents Digitized Manuscripts of Charles Darwin | American Museum of Natural History. In celebration of Darwin Day, the American Museum of Natural History is officially unveiling the first phase of the Darwin Manuscripts Project—the most comprehensive catalog of Charles Darwin’s scientific manuscripts ever compiled. The project is an ambitious online…

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Say you’re interested in patterns of communication between individuals who are members of multiple organizations (like for instance historical societies), or artefact types across multiple sites. You might like to map the network between these individuals and those organizations to understand something of how information flows in that world, how social norms permeate, or ideologies…

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As much as we can do to preserve archived websites once we have them, the challenges we encounter are always already determined by how those websites were originally constructed. In the interest of giving us and others the best possible chance of preserving your online content, I wanted to follow on an excellent blog post by Robin Davis (previously) of the Smithsonian Institution Archives on the…

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