Working for the Qatar Digital Library (QDL), I recently catalogued British Library oriental manuscript 2361, a musical compendium copied in Mughal India during the reign of Aurangzeb (1618-1707; ruled from 1658). The QDL is a British Library-Qatar Foundation collaborative project to digitise and share Gulf-related archival records, maps and audio recordings as well as Arabic…

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Greetings Digital GC – Welcome back! As we all adjust to a semester of mostly online learning, the Graduate Center Digital Initiatives (GCDI) and GC Digital Fellows have been hard at work developing programming, events, workshops, and opportunities to help you continue to learn and to develop your digital scholarly projects despite the physical distance….

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The Nassau Guardian issues from 1849-1922Nassau Guardian, Aug. 19, 1922 are now online in the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC)! This is thanks to funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives: Enabling New Scholarship through Increasing Access to Unique Materials grant program. This is just a…

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I am now at the second part of the trinity previously mentioned in this article: the encoding. This portion of the work has already been partly explained in some of the first posts  but it was mainly about the content of the XML tree that will be used for each letter of the corpus. This…

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GIScience / GIS / Geospatial Instructional Resources This collection emphasizes Open Educational Resources for the teaching and learning – about and with – GIScience, GIS, and related geospatial and mapping technologies. Read full post here.

.entry-header If you search for how to compare two lists in Python, you will find a lot of helpful pages in a lot of places, many of which assume you are working with numbers or you want exact matches. But what if you want to compare all the items in one list with all the…

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Between April 16 and 20, 2020 the Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS), in conjunction with the California Institute of Health Equity and Action(Cal-IHEA), polled 8,800 registered voters about a variety of issues concerning the current state of politics and COVID-19. This was an unprecedented and urgently needed pulse-taking of the California populace during the pandemic….

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In June we added to British History Online records of 22,500 History PhDs awarded in UK and Irish universities between 1970 and 2014. This set of 22,000 theses was added to BHO’s existing series of 7500 records of research degrees awarded between 1901 and 1970.As we explained in an accompanying blog post in June, this…

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