Category Archives: News

Anatomy of a Web Archive | The Signal: Digital Preservation

By Gretchen | November 8, 2013

by Nicholas Taylor I’m inclined to blame the semantic flexibility of the word “archive” for the fact that someone with no previous exposure to web archives might variously suppose that they are: the result of saving web pages from the browser, institutions acting as repositories for web resources, a navigational feature of some websites allowing for browsing of past content, […]

Not the Answer — An Academic Carefully Assesses the Arguments for Open Access | The Scholarly Kitchen

By Gretchen | November 8, 2013

by Kent Anderson I recently finished reading a long essay by Daniel Allington, a sociologist, linguist, and book historian living in the UK. He’s been following the debates about open access (OA) in the UK quite closely, and has written a well-informed piece detailing the hopes, limitations, and mandates associated with OA. The essay, entitled, “On open access, […]

HistoGlobe: Geschichtsunterricht in 3D | Gründerszene

By Gretchen | November 8, 2013

by Maximilian Heimstaedt Im Klassenraum starren Schüler widerwillig auf abgewetzte Wandkarten – zu Hause können sie ihre Blicke kaum von Smartphone, Tablet-PC und Laptop lösen. Das Team von HistoGlobe hat die Zeichen der Zeit erkannt und sich zur Aufgabe gemacht, Geschichte zu beleben und in 3D erlebbar zu machen. Das sechsköpfige Team aus Weimar ist sich sicher: Geschichte, […]

Automating Extracting GIS Data from Scanned Maps – GIS Lounge

By Gretchen | November 8, 2013

by Caitlin Dempsey he New York Public Library Labs (NYPL Labs) has posted on Github the code to its open source map-vectorizer project.  NYPL Lab’s map-vectorizer project is seeking to automate (“like OCR for maps”) the process of extracting polygon and attribute information from old scanned maps.  The code was developed with the purpose of extracting building information from […]

The Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network (DiXiT) offers 17 Marie Curie Fellowships

By Gretchen | November 8, 2013

by Domenico Fiormonte The Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network (DiXiT) offers 12 Marie Curie fellowships to early stage researchers (ESRs) for a period of 3 years and 5 Marie Curie fellowships to experienced researchers (ERs) for a period of 12 to 20 months. Fellowships are now open for applications. For details visit:http://dixit.uni-koeln.de/fellows.html About DiXiT DiXiT (Digital Scholarly […]

Revue Presse: Guerre 14-18. La Suisse en cartes postales

By Gretchen | November 1, 2013

by Lyonel Kaufmann Ce site explore l’histoire de la Suisse durant la Première Guerre mondiale à travers la collection des cartes postales de la Bibliothèque nationale. Cette période reste méconnue : épargnée par le conflit militaire, la Suisse n’échappe pourtant pas à l’irradiation générale provoquée par la Grande Guerre. Ses champs politiques, culturels et économiques ont […]

Fly Through 17th Century London

By Gretchen | November 1, 2013

by Matt Brown A group of students at De Montfort University created this fly-through of 17th century London (skip to 0:50 in the video to get to the juicy stuff). The model focuses on the area around Pudding Lane and the bakery of Thomas Farriner, where the Great Fire of 1666 started. Although most of the […]

Le blogging académique, entre art et science | L’Atelier des icônes

By Gretchen | October 24, 2013

by André Gunthert La micro-publication est un nouvel outil de la recherche. Et comme tous les nouveaux outils, elle bouscule le paysage existant. On peut adopter trois attitudes face à cette nouvelle donne. Soit l’ignorer, et continuer comme avant. Soit tenter de minimiser ces aspects dérangeants, pour les intégrer en douceur. On peut aussi essayer de […]

Les mots croisés vénitiens

By Gretchen | October 24, 2013

by  Frederic Kaplan J’étais la semaine dernière à Venise pour l’organisation de la première école doctorale entre l’Université Ca’Foscari et l’EPFL. Une petite trentaine d’étudiants des sciences historiques et des sciences de l’information ont pu travailler en groupe autour de projets liés à la Venice Time Machine. Nous avons créé un site web dédié à cet évènement. J’ai […]

Abstractualized: Slavic-specific resources for digital scholarship

By Gretchen | October 24, 2013

by Seth Bernstein I’ve just had a lesson come out on automatic transliteration of Cyrillic sources in The Programming Historian so I thought that I would devote this post to shameless self promotion. Then I decided I should also write a little about some of the tools I use to build databases from web information and create visualizations. […]