Category Archives: Resources

1916 Rising digital-archiving project: TCD calls on public to upload old letters and photos

By Gretchen | September 26, 2013

by Carmel Doyle In what is being described as a ‘digital collection’ of letters, a new crowdsourced history project is launching at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) this week. The goal is to get the public to upload online any letters and photographs they may have stashed away from around the time of Ireland’s Easter Rising in […]

Data exploration through visualisation – Digital scholarship blog

By Gretchen | September 26, 2013

by Ben O’Steen The impact that a thoughtful visualisation has cannot be underestimated. However, it’s easy to forget how tremendously useful they are for understanding your own data, before you even know what you have. “Textual cross references found in the Bible” © Chris Harrison  The questions “Is there…?” and “What if…?” drive the exploration of data. […]

The Programming Historian 2

By Gretchen | September 26, 2013

by Kellen Kurschinski Technical Reviewer: Nick Ruest, Konrad Lawson Literary Reviewer: Ian Milligan Background and Lesson Goals Now that you have learned how Wget can be used to mirror or download specific files from websites like ActiveHistory.ca via the command line, it’s time to expand your web-scraping skills through a few more lessons that focus on other […]

TextBlob: Simplified Text Processing — TextBlob 0.6.3 documentation

By Gretchen | September 26, 2013

Release v0.6.3. (Installation) TextBlob is a Python (2 and 3) library for processing textual data. It provides a simple API for diving into common natural language processing (NLP) tasks such as part-of-speech tagging, noun phrase extraction, sentiment analysis, classification, translation, and more. TextBlob stands on the giant shoulders of NLTK and pattern, and plays nicely with both. Features Noun […]

Initial findings from survey of discoverability of digitised collections : JISC Digitisation and Content Programme

By Gretchen | September 26, 2013

by Paola Marchionni Some of the initial findings of the web-based assessment of the discoverability of digitised collections are now available, as part of the Spotlight project. The Discoverability Diagnosis, which we mentioned in the previous blog post, is one of the key activities the Spotlight project is undertaking. It consists of an assessment of about 150 collections that […]

Europeana Professional – Europeana Cloud – Shared Infrastructure for European Cultural Content – eCloud Blog

By Gretchen | September 26, 2013

by Pavel Kats, Europeana Development Manager. Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the last few years, you’ve probably noticed that cloud computing technologies are rapidly transforming our lives. Cloud computing, or ‘the cloud’, for simplicity, have become buzzwords in everyday talk – every kid on the block knows that there are things out […]

La Boite à Outils des Historiens: Comment récupérer la table des matières d’un livre?

By Gretchen | September 26, 2013

by Franziska Heimburger Une brève aujourd’hui pour vous présenter un service fort utile et pas assez connu en France. L’idée me vient d’un billet sur l’excellent blog Sobookonline où l’auteur s’interrogeait sur les possibilités de récupérer la table des matières sous format numérique d’un livre dont on dispose (ou pas) en format papier. Je me suis rappelé d’un billet sur le blog Archivalia (blog […]

Mittwochstipp 11: Der »Salle des inventaires virtuelle« des französischen Nationalarchivs

By Gretchen | September 26, 2013

by Sven Ködel Nach dem Umzug eines Teils der Bestände derArchives nationales an den neuen Standort in Pierrefitte-sur-Seine ist nun auch die endgültige Version des neuen Internetauftritts online gegangen. Kernstück ist der Salle des inventaires virtuelle (SIV), der die Archivrecherche und den Zugang zu den archivarischen Quellen erleichtern soll. Darin stehen aktuell ca. 11.000 Rechercheinstrumente (Inventare, Datenbanken usw.) online […]

The David Rumsey Map Collection: 5,359 New Maps Added

By The GPDH Editors | September 11, 2013

5,359 new maps and images have been added to the David Rumsey Map Collection, bringing the online collection to 42,725 maps and related images. Highlights in this addition are Rizzi Zannoni’s 1808 Atlante geografico del regno di Napoli; a very early geography game from France, Le Jeu du Monde of 1645; several World Atlases by […]

Resource for British Painting

By The GPDH Editors | September 11, 2013

The Your Paintings website is a joint initiative between the BBC, the Public Catalogue Foundation (a not-for-profit organisation) and over 3,000 participating collections from across the United Kingdom. Your Paintings is the result of the PCF’s ten-year project to digitise the UK’s entire national collection of oil paintings. 80% of these paintings are typically in […]