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The Genealogy Factor: Graveyards & Gravestones | JSTOR Daily

The Genealogy Factor: Graveyards & Gravestones | JSTOR Daily | Legacy Information Resources | Scoop.it
This is the first in a series of columns by Genealogy Roadshow host Josh Taylor about doing genealogical research on JSTOR.
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Nice product from JSTOR with lots of reuse of older research

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Spatial History Project

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"Enchanting the Desert is a born-digital, peer-reviewed, book-length project that offers spatial analysis and historical interpretation of the 40 landscape photographs included in Henry Peabody’s circa 1905 slideshow of the Grand Canyon."

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How Viral History Accounts Are Hurting the Past They Purport to Celebrate

How Viral History Accounts Are Hurting the Past They Purport to Celebrate | Legacy Information Resources | Scoop.it
Although it only started in March, the Twitter account @MedievalReacts has soared to over 270,000 followers — all because it takes images without attribution from libraries and other sources and pa...
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Medieval Materiality: A Conference on the Life and Afterlife of Things

Medieval Materiality: A Conference on the Life and Afterlife of Things | Legacy Information Resources | Scoop.it
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Discusses "... the recent flourishing of interest in materiality — both the objects themselves (books, relics, inventories) and what their object-ness means (in terms of religion, economics, gender) – and theories of materiality from across the social sciences."

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On loss, language and nature

On loss, language and nature | Legacy Information Resources | Scoop.it
Consider all the losses that occur without our notice. The friend who stops calling, and you only realize six months later that you haven’t heard from them in a while. The bird that no longer overw...
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About how loss of natural features is reflected in loss of terminology.

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Building an API is not enough! Investigating Reuse of Cultural Heritage Data

Building an API is not enough! Investigating Reuse of Cultural Heritage Data | Legacy Information Resources | Scoop.it
The Europeana cultural heritage archive has a wealth of digital content that can be used for a variety of purposes, both by researchers and practitioners in the community. Vicky Garnett and Jennife...
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In fantasy worlds, historical accuracy is a lie - Boing Boing

In fantasy worlds, historical accuracy is a lie - Boing Boing | Legacy Information Resources | Scoop.it
The mythical realms of Dragon Age grow beautifully with the telling, including their representation of Earthly minorities. Even so, something's missing...
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Historians are from Venus, Ecologists are from Mars.: EBSCOhost

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" ... historical analyses can reveal how conservation

problems and solutions have been framed over
time by competing scientific, political, cultural, and other
groups (e.g., Davis 2007). It can show why particular approaches
were favored and how success has been evaluated.
This allows the questioning of dominant narratives
and the reconsideration of sidelined perspectives (e.g.,
Pyne 2010). Historical analyses reveal the conjunctions of
environmental and societal factors that cause unintended
consequences to flow from interventions based on sound
scientific generalizations."

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Applying historical ecology to natural resource management institutions: Lessons from two case studies of landscape fire management

Applying historical ecology to natural resource management institutions: Lessons from two case studies of landscape fire management | Legacy Information Resources | Scoop.it
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Avoiding Data Graveyards: 5 Questions the Data Revolution Should Be Asking | AidData 3.0

Avoiding Data Graveyards: 5 Questions the Data Revolution Should Be Asking | AidData 3.0 | Legacy Information Resources | Scoop.it
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Preserving the Born-Digital Cultural and Scientific Record – James Neal, Columbia University

Born-digital materials are critical to scholarship in all disciplines. Web sites and web documents, personal and organisational e-archives, research data and ...
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Julie McLeod - Tackling the wicked problem of managing records in the digital environment

Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by the iSchool at UBC. Drawing on her research on electronic records management, ...
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When good data is hard to get | Devex

When good data is hard to get | Devex | Legacy Information Resources | Scoop.it
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Good records management practice is needed more than ever.

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Version Control; or, What does it Mean to “Publish?”

Version Control; or, What does it Mean to “Publish?” | Legacy Information Resources | Scoop.it

"Citation, the essential scholarly building block, requires some measure of fixity, a version of record. Open access requirements to deposit “accepted manuscripts” that have not yet been through the editorial and production processes have already been called out for creating too many confusing (and uncitable) versions of scholarship. Citation, the essential scholarly building block, requires some measure of fixity, a version of record. Open access requirements to deposit “accepted manuscripts” that have not yet been through the editorial and production processes have already been called out for creating too many confusing (and uncitable) versions of scholarship.

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A challenge of the digital age: what happens if a critical insight disappears because of subsequent revisions?

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Water & Heritage @ Sidestone Press

Water & Heritage @ Sidestone Press | Legacy Information Resources | Scoop.it
Water & Heritage … tells the story of water heritage in all its diversity. It reveals the technical ingenuity that water heritage has always inspired, and it presents the challenges that this heritage faces, along with possible solutions. Reflecting the depth of cooperation between UNESCO and ICOMOS, this book was launched … as a showcase of cooperation to increase dialogue on water heritage. – Irina Bokova (Director-General of UNESCO) Water is vital for life, and its availability…
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New book that reflects an increasing interest in traditional knowledge as part of the strategy mix for climate change adaptation.

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The Evolving Scholarly Record

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The Evolving Scholarly Record
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"The pathways by which materials comprising the scholarly
record are created, managed, and consumed are changing in a variety of ways, with traditional stakeholders taking on new roles, and new stakeholders taking on traditional roles. The scholarly communication “supply chain” is evolving in concert with the scholarly record itself."

 

OCLC is always leading stimulating discussions about how to get the most from tracking publications.  Interesting to think about extended peer review in this context.

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Avoiding The “Digital Dark Age”: The Importance of Implementing a Data Archiving Plan - Iron Mountain Blog

Avoiding The “Digital Dark Age”: The Importance of Implementing a Data Archiving Plan - Iron Mountain Blog | Legacy Information Resources | Scoop.it
In February, Vint Cerf – Internet pioneer and current Vice President at Google – warned of an upcoming Digital Dark Age. Speaking at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in San Jose, Cerf cautioned that we may be facing a “forgotten century” as important …
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Science Gossip

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" A Zooniverse project 

Science Gossip

 

The publication of books and periodicals are key locations for visualizing knowledge about the natural world. The Biodiversity Heritage Library has digitized and catalogued millions of pages of printed text between the 1400's and today related to the investigation of the natural world. Illustrations are a large part of these printed pages, and we need your to help identify, classify and correlate them. The data you create by tagging illustrations and adding artist and engraver information will have a direct impact on the research of historians who are trying to figure out why, how often, and who made images depicting a whole range of natural sciences in the Victorian period.

 

‘Science Gossip’ is born from a collaboration between an Arts and Humanities Research Council project in the UK, called ‘Constructing Scientific Communities: Citizen Science in the 19th and 21st Centuries’ (ConSciCom) and the Missouri Botanical Garden who are providing content from the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL).

 

The ConSciCom project is investigating the role of naturalists and ‘amature’ science enthusiasts in the making and communication of science in both the Victorian period and today. Historians at the Universities of Leicester and Oxford are investigating the particular roles of the periodical press in the nineteenth century as an arena in which citizen scientists of the past participated in scientific research. Periodicals and books of the Victorian era were heavily illustrated, but little is know about who made the illustrations and how they ended up in print. The data you create by tagging illustrations and adding artist and engraver information will have a direct impact on the research of historians who are trying to figure out why, how often, and who made images depicting a whole range of natural sciences in the Victorian period."

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Joining the dashes

Joining the dashes | Legacy Information Resources | Scoop.it
THE countries around the South China Sea have long engaged in competitive cartography. It is now becoming a spectator sport. In June, at an exhibition in Haiphong,...
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Study of massive preprint archive hints at the geography of plagiarism

Study of massive preprint archive hints at the geography of plagiarism | Legacy Information Resources | Scoop.it
Researchers examine “text reuse” in arXiv
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What did the Romans ever do for us? They left a water warning

What did the Romans ever do for us? They left a water warning | Legacy Information Resources | Scoop.it
As all good Monty Python fans know, water technologies feature large in the legacy of benefits left by Roman civilisation. But while aqueducts, sewers and baths retain an obvious presence in the landscape…
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