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Exploring digital & data curation, research data management, digital preservation, digital libraries & archives, digital humanities, and scholarly communication
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Word counts and what counts - UC Berkeley (blog)

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Word counts and what counts
UC Berkeley (blog)
A post back in June on “digital humanities” discussed the promises and perils of turning to “Big Data” to answer questions about American history.
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The Authoritative Map


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Mr Ortloff's curator insight, October 8, 2013 12:26 PM

In the Winnie the Pooh Movie Pooh's Grand Adventure, the character Rabbit has absolute confidence in the printed word and especially the map.

 

Questions to ponder:  How much do we trust any given map?  How much should we trust a map (or the printed word)?  What makes a document reliable or unreliable? 

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, November 28, 2013 1:04 AM

The user is putting total trust in the map to get from A to B. How can we trust the map? What are the features of good infromation? A useful discussion-starter.

Steven Flis's curator insight, December 16, 2013 3:38 AM

I think this video is a perfect example of todays modern soceity. Many people in this would today are exactly like rabbit, they believe everything they see without questioning its integrity. this has cause alot of problems in todays internet fueled world with anyone being able to post whatever they want and call it fact. This is where we need more people like Pooh who question everything. Pooh sees where he wants to go with his own eyes and can tell that rabbit is leading him the wrong way. This is relateable to so much in geography but to keep it simple ill compare it to Pythagoras proclaimed the earth was spherical. He question something everyone in the world took as a fact and nobody believed him because it was already stated that the world was flat. Just like pooh questioning the "offical map"

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Should Doctoral Dissertations Become Top Secret? - Harvard Crimson

Should Doctoral Dissertations Become Top Secret? - Harvard Crimson | Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communications | Scoop.it
Should Doctoral Dissertations Become Top Secret?
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CFP: Digital Shorts at the 2013 ASA Annual Meeting : Digital ...

CFP: Digital Shorts at the 2013 ASA Annual Meeting : Digital ... | Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communications | Scoop.it
CFP: Digital Shorts at the 2013 ASA Annual Meeting. By the Editors | August 29, 2013. The Digital Humanities Caucus of the American Studies Association seeks ASA conference attendees to participate in a session entitled Digital Shorts: ...
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What's New in Digital Scholarship: August 2013 - Journalist's Resource

What's New in Digital Scholarship: August 2013 - Journalist's Resource | Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communications | Scoop.it
What's New in Digital Scholarship: August 2013 Journalist's Resource As part of our ongoing collaboration with Nieman Journalism Lab, we've rounded up the latest in digital- and media-oriented scholarship — picking highlights from disciplines such...
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DigitalKoans » Blog Archive » Draft Policy on Open Access for Data and Information

DigitalKoans » Blog Archive » Draft Policy on Open Access for Data and Information | Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communications | Scoop.it
RT @hapeeg: Draft Policy on #OpenAccess for Data and Information http://t.co/t1NR6TDRuW
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DigitalKoans » Blog Archive » Director, Informatics for Research Engagement at Drexel University Libraries

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RT @DigitalKoans: Director, Informatics for Research Engagement at Drexel University Libraries http://t.co/UrEaQGxLh1
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Geospatial Historian

Geospatial Historian | Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communications | Scoop.it
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Leoncio Lopez-Ocon's curator insight, September 6, 2013 4:39 PM

The Geospatial Historian  is a tutorial-based open access textbook, modeled on the Programming Historian, designed to teach humanists practical digital mapping and GIS skills that are immediately useful to real research needs.

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MIT Unleashes New Online Game for Math and Science

MIT Unleashes New Online Game for Math and Science | Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communications | Scoop.it
A group of researchers in MIT’s Education Arcade are trying to harness the power of MMO games to teach high school students to think like scientists and mathematicians.

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These Interactive Maps Compare 19th Century American Cities to Today

These Interactive Maps Compare 19th Century American Cities to Today | Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communications | Scoop.it

The Smithsonian magazine recently dipped into David Rumsey's collection of over 150,000 maps to find some of the best representations of American cities over the past couple hundred years. With some simple programming, they were able to overlay images of vintage maps of some major cities onto satellite images from today. The results are fascinating.


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Gordon Shupe's curator insight, September 3, 2013 8:24 AM

I love interactive maps, and history is fascinating... let's take a look!

Sue Bedard's curator insight, September 5, 2013 8:09 AM

Great for comparrison and reasoning

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Why I Won't Try to Publish as I Move Towards Tenure

I believe in science, but I spend almost no time reading the academic literature where the science of my craft (journalism) has traditionally been published. I spend even less time trying to craft ...

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A Modern Approach to Open Data - Sunlight Foundation Reporting Group (blog)

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A Modern Approach to Open Data
Sunlight Foundation Reporting Group (blog)
... a couple of projects to gather data on the people and work of Congress.
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Does Digital Scholarship Have a Future?

Does Digital Scholarship Have a Future? | Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communications | Scoop.it
Though the recent popularity of the phrase digital scholarship reflects impressive interdisciplinary ambition and coherence, two crucial elements remain in short supply in the emerging field. First, the number of scholars willing ...
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TPDL 2013 | Tutorial: From Preserving Data to Preserving Research: Curation of Process and Context

TPDL 2013 | Tutorial: From Preserving Data to Preserving Research: Curation of Process and Context | Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communications | Scoop.it
Web And Information Designer at Texas A&M Libraries http://t.co/Q9ajicwmjh
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The Authoritative Map


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Mr Ortloff's curator insight, October 8, 2013 12:26 PM

In the Winnie the Pooh Movie Pooh's Grand Adventure, the character Rabbit has absolute confidence in the printed word and especially the map.

 

Questions to ponder:  How much do we trust any given map?  How much should we trust a map (or the printed word)?  What makes a document reliable or unreliable? 

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, November 28, 2013 1:04 AM

The user is putting total trust in the map to get from A to B. How can we trust the map? What are the features of good infromation? A useful discussion-starter.

Steven Flis's curator insight, December 16, 2013 3:38 AM

I think this video is a perfect example of todays modern soceity. Many people in this would today are exactly like rabbit, they believe everything they see without questioning its integrity. this has cause alot of problems in todays internet fueled world with anyone being able to post whatever they want and call it fact. This is where we need more people like Pooh who question everything. Pooh sees where he wants to go with his own eyes and can tell that rabbit is leading him the wrong way. This is relateable to so much in geography but to keep it simple ill compare it to Pythagoras proclaimed the earth was spherical. He question something everyone in the world took as a fact and nobody believed him because it was already stated that the world was flat. Just like pooh questioning the "offical map"

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The Real Humanities Crisis Is Happening at Public Universities

The Real Humanities Crisis Is Happening at Public Universities | Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communications | Scoop.it
You’ve probably heard several times already that the humanities are in “crisis.” The crisis is real.
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Improving the Journal of Digital Humanities | the scottbot irregular

Improving the Journal of Digital Humanities | the scottbot irregular | Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communications | Scoop.it
Twitter and the digital humanities blogosphere has been abuzz recently over an ill-fated special issue of the Journal of Digital Humanities (JDH) on Postcolonial Digital Humanities. I won't get too much into what happened and ...
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PHD Comics: The Digital Humanities

Link to Piled Higher and Deeper (09/2/13 PHD comic: 'The Digital Humanities' http://t.co/njYYlfbvKG)
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Book Reviewing for The Comics Grid!

Book Reviewing for The Comics Grid! | Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communications | Scoop.it
Book Reviewing for The Comics Grid! -  The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship is a born-digital, open... http://t.co/aCm6cpELcx
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To Preserve Digital Design, The Smithsonian Begins Collecting Apps

To Preserve Digital Design, The Smithsonian Begins Collecting Apps | Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communications | Scoop.it
The Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design has just added an iPad app to its collection. It could herald the future of museum... (The changing scope of museum curation.
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From Stacks to the Web: The Transformation of Academic Library Collecting

From Stacks to the Web: The Transformation of Academic Library Collecting | Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communications | Scoop.it

"The existence of a ubiquitous and cheap worldwide communications
network that increasingly makes documents easily and freely available
will require a transformation of academic library collecting practice."


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Nancy E Radler's curator insight, September 19, 2013 2:18 PM

It seems that things are moving so fast that even as a library student it is hard to keep up. This is an excellent article on collection management.

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Can content curation be copyrighted?

Can content curation be copyrighted? | Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communications | Scoop.it

After a testing few months for Spotify with criticism from artists, the streaming music service has a new foe: dance brand Ministry of Sound. 

 

The company is suing Spotify for copyright infringement, claiming that the service has refused to remove user playlists that mirror Ministry of Sound compilation albums, including some that use the brand’s name in their titles.


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Jenn Alevy's curator insight, September 4, 2013 11:31 PM

This is timely, discussing copyright with students this week. Thank you!

A. Brian Dengler's comment, September 5, 2013 3:14 PM
This is a fascinating issue. The names of songs listed in alphabetical order would be mere facts, and facts are not protected by copyright law, at least in the US. However, compilations that include editorial judgment in its selection of songs (the songs may fit a certain genre, reached a certain point of sales and appeal to a specific market), just may be protected by copyright. However, then you get into other analysis: did the postings on Spotify "copy" the Ministry of Sound's compilations, and how much originality did Ministry of Sound use to create the compilation? The outcome will be fascinating.
Alejandro Tortolini's curator insight, September 28, 2013 11:55 AM

Debate: curaduría de contenidos y leyes de copyright (caso Ministry of Sound versus Spotify)

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The Digital Humanities is About Breaking Stuff | Digital Pedagogy | HYBRID PEDAGOGY

The Digital Humanities is About Breaking Stuff | Digital Pedagogy | HYBRID PEDAGOGY | Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communications | Scoop.it

by Jesse Stommel

 

Many have argued that the digital humanities is about building stuff and sharing stuff -- that the digital humanities reframes the work we do in the humanities as less consumptive and more curatorial, less solitary and more collaborative.


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Mike Witmore: Addressing the Text (GW Digital Humanities Institute ...

Mike Witmore: Addressing the Text (GW Digital Humanities Institute ... | Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communications | Scoop.it
This exciting event is co-sponsored by GW MEMSI, the Dean's Scholars in Shakespeare program, the Department of English, the Department of History, Gelman Library, and the newly founded GW Digital Humanities Institute ...
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Don't Caricature the Humanities - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) (blog)

Don't Caricature the Humanities - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) (blog) | Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communications | Scoop.it
Don't Caricature the Humanities Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) (blog) The “digital humanities,” a phrase Pinker places in quotation marks as if he has just coined it, is one of the major current buzzwords in the discipline, and many...
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