From the resource: COVID-19, as a global pandemic, is extraordinary but it is not unparalleled. Indeed, we can learn how to respond to the current crisis, in part, by studying how people responded to past pandemics, including the influenza epidemic that spread around the globe in 1918–1919. That pandemic killed an estimated 50 million people…

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About the resource: We’re thrilled to continue our dialogue on online pedagogy with these two pieces. In our February issue, Lee Skallerup Bessette kicked off the dialogue with her piece ‘Teaching Online in Extraordinary Times,’ and the next week’s dialogue pieces, by Alexander Jones and Sean Michael Morris, reflected on the need for resilience and…

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From the resource: Since the introduction of smartphones and tablet computers in the early 2010s, a huge range of digital books, e-literature, and literary games have been developed to explore the possibilities of this technology for literature. Projects like Ambient Literature and the work of Editions at Play have explored how mobile technology can transform…

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From the resource: In the blink of an eye, once-crowded museums sit empty. We’re preparing ourselves for social distancing and potential quarantine. This is the time for museum technology to step up and fill the void. The potential of online collections, virtual tours, and social media campaigns have always been there, but now the opportunity…

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From the resource: The purpose of this network is to share research papers or presentations intended to be shared at conferences or symposiums that were canceled due to the Covid-19 threat. For some, this might have been their first opportunity to share their work. Others might have interest in sharing the results of their hard…

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About the resource: We are thrilled to announce the official release of “Managing Qualitative Social Science Data,” a free, interactive, self-guided online course. The course was developed by Diana Kapiszewski and Sebastian Karcher of the Qualitative Data Repository (QDR), and draws on their extensive experience teaching classes and workshops on managing and sharing research data….

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About the resource: The Smithsonian Institute has released almost 3 million digital objects through its Open Access portal, most of which are in the public domain under the Creative Commons 0 (CC0) license. This collection includes both 2D and 3D items from the Smithsonian’s collections in addition to 173-years of staff-created data, and spans the…

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