RESOURCE: Scalar

Is it a book? A website? Scalar, developed by the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture, was just openly released in beta, with access via the Scalar servers. The platform aims to provide a platform for multimodal scholarship, liberating authors from linear structures and plugin-heavy platforms to enable “long-form, born-digital scholarship online.” This free, user-friendly, open-source platform features an RDF ...

RESOURCE: Announcing a Free “Personal Digital Archiving” Publication

The Library of Congress has released a free PDF compilation of key blog posts from its digital preservation blog, The Signal. Intended as “a primer for the digital archive novice, as well as a refresher for those with more experience,” the publication addresses the challenges that individuals face in preserving their personal digital content. The ...

RESOURCE: Austin College Digital Humanities Colloquium Wrap-up

In February, Austin College hosted a Digital Humanities Colloquium as part of a 2012-13 Mellon Foundation planning grant. Matthew Windsor (Visiting Librarian at Hendrix College) has shared a recap on Eduhacker highlighting the key points of each session along with links to projects, tools, and

RESOURCE: Women’s Studies, Gender Studies and DH

There’s been some great activity around women’s studies and gender studies in DH in the past week. On Wednesday, Jacqueline Wernimont, Assistant Professor of English at Scripps College, hosted a NITLE online seminar on the topic (slides and Storify available), and provided a follow-up on some of the ideas raised during the conversation. The seminar ...

RESOURCE: Stately: A Simple Map Font

Looking for an easy way to use maps in your web project? Check out Stately, a simple way to make state-level choropleth maps of the United States using HTML and CSS. Ben Markowitz of Intridea developed this symbol font, wherein each state functions as a glyph within the font. Use HTML list items for states ...

RESOURCE: Your Local DH

Last week we mentioned the Boston DH Consortium’s new site. Since then, local DH groups have popped up in NYC and Chicago. Here’s our running list, let us know if we’ve missed your town. New York City: https://twitter.com/nycdh Chicago: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/chicago-dh Philadelphia: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/phillydigitalhumanities Washington DC: http://www.meetup.com/Digital-Cultural-Heritage-DC/ Boston: http://bostondh.org/ Southern California: http://dhsocal.blogspot.com/   This post was produced ...

RESOURCE: Linking Things on the Web: A Pragmatic Examination of Linked Data for Libraries, Archives and Museums

A new paper by Ed Summers (Library of Congress) on linked data for cultural heritage organizations. Here’s the abstract: The Web publishing paradigm of Linked Data has been gaining traction in the cultural heritage sector: libraries, archives and museums. At first glance, the principles of Linked Data seem simple enough. However experienced Web developers, designers ...

RESOURCE: Appraising our Digital Investment: Sustainability of Digitized Special Collections in ARL Libraries

A new report from the Association of Research Libraries and Ithaka S+R investigates the financial and technological longevity of digital special collections: While many research libraries have begun to digitize their collections and share best practices around the steps required to create digital content, much less is known about what happens post-launch…[this study] offers a ...

RESOURCE: code4lib 2013 Conference

code4lib’s 2013 conference, held February 12-14 at the University of Illinois at Chicago, included sessions dedicated to open source projects, crowd transcription, metadata, HathiTrust relevance ranking, REST APIs, born digital special collections, and many other topics of interest to dh+lib readers. While event organizers finalize the transfer and load of video files from the event, the ...

RESOURCE: Boston-Area Digital Humanities Consortium website

The Boston DH Consortium, formed in August 2012 “to pursue shared funding opportunities; organize a series of events; network with digital humanities centers, organizations, and societies worldwide; and encourage local discussion of digital humanities and related topics,” has launched a new site. The Consortium describes itself as: “an information association of educational and cultural institutions ...

RESOURCE: The Lib Pub blog

Lib Pub, a new group blog on library publishing, launched in January 2013. As blog founder Melanie Schlosser, the Digital Publishing Librarian at Ohio State University Libraries, writes in an introductory post: “Publishing efforts in libraries are becoming more and more common, but there aren’t yet a lot of venues for those involved to come ...