It's a busy summer for folks in the digital humanities. Here's a quick overview of some of the developments in the DH community:
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To all those following our commentaries on open access, e-books, the scholarly communication crisis, and
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Yesterday, Amplify, the education unit of News Corp., released a tablet that promises to enhance the classroom experience for students and teachers alike. For students, the Amplify Tablet features a personal interface as well as search tools, applications, and content made specifically for educational purposes. For teachers, it offers a centralized place for accessing and sharing teaching materials that fit with Common Core standards as well as teaching and administrative ...
There have been several recent developments in federal support for Open Access (OA) over the last few weeks. In case you OA fans out there missed them, here is a brief summary:
The Obama administration recently made its dedication to OA a little bit stronger. As reported on the White House blog from the Office of Science and Technology Policy last week, the federal government has now directed federal agencie...
The entrance to Teachers College, circa 1900:
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This is one of many beautiful photos included in the Book...
The open access movement just got one tick stronger. The Open Library of Humanities (OLH), an initiative aiming provide support for openly accessible humanities scholarship, was launched just a little over a week ago. Founded by Dr. Martin Paul Eve and Dr. Caroline Edwards, both professors of contemporary English literature at the University of Lincoln (UK), and Stanford Media X Research Consultant Tim McCormik, the OLH hopes to bring open access into the humanities the way that it has successfully been introduced int...
Do you like data? Do you like jazz? Then you'll love Linked Jazz, a project based at the Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science.
What is Linked Jazz, you say? I'm glad you asked.
Linked Jazz is a project investigating the potential of the application of Linked Open Data (LOD) technology to enhance the discovery and visibility of digital cultural heritage materials. More specifically, the project focuses on digit...
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Reposted from Pressible.
In case you have been too enclosed in the physical beauty of the Teachers College (or a similar institution's) hallways, libraries, and cafet...
As a student or faculty member at Teachers College, you can request materials for the library to purchase. To do this, follow these steps:
1) From the library homepage, click on "Request Materials," located in the upper left side of the screen under "Library Resources." You will see this screen: