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New technologies for the display, research and teaching of manuscripts, archives and other special collections
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Ancient parchment's secrets revealed through DNA - CNET

Ancient parchment's secrets revealed through DNA - CNET | Special Collections: digitization, new technologies | Scoop.it
A history of agriculture is locked away in centuries worth of documents from the British Isles -- if you know how to find it.
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NTT Data makes Vatican manuscripts archive available online - Telecompaper (subscription)

NTT Data makes Vatican manuscripts archive available online - Telecompaper (subscription) | Special Collections: digitization, new technologies | Scoop.it
NTT Data makes Vatican manuscripts archive available online Telecompaper (subscription) NTT Data, the ICT services unit of Japan's NTT group, has deployed an application for accessing and browsing the Vatican Apostolic Library's digital archive...
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Radical Archival Practices and the Digital Humanities: The Early Caribbean Digital Archive

Radical Archival Practices and the Digital Humanities: The Early Caribbean Digital Archive | Special Collections: digitization, new technologies | Scoop.it
As much as digital archives promise to make cultural materials accessible to broad audiences, they also present a danger of repeating the power structures that are implicit in the way many Western ...
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Digital humanities project will explore annotations in early modern books

Digital humanities project will explore annotations in early modern books | Special Collections: digitization, new technologies | Scoop.it
Digital humanities research project will explore annotations in early modern books
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3D Petrie Museum

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The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology has one of the largest ancient Egyptian and Sudanese collections in the world.

With their new 3D viewer, you can virtually handle a small collection of highlight objects.


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Kitap Sanatları ve Hat Koleksiyonu

Kitap Sanatları ve Hat Koleksiyonu | Special Collections: digitization, new technologies | Scoop.it
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Sabancı University Sakıp Sabancı Museum's Arts of Book and Calligraphy Collection includes copies of the Koran, prayer books, calligraphic compositions in the kıt'a form, calligraphic albums, calligraphic panels, hilyes, imperial firmans and berats bearing the royal tuğra (imperial cipher) by renowned calligraphers dating from the late 14th to 20th centuries, and calligraphy tools and equipment.

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NDSA-Checking-your-digital-content-Draft-2-5-14.pdf?loclr=blogsig

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Scholarly archive-of-the-future

Talk given by @atreloar and @hvdsomp at workshop sponsored by http://dans.knaw.nl/ with title "Riding the Wave and the Scholarly Archive of the Future". NOTE: T
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I visited this workshop, really inspiring! It makes you think about the special collections of the future: how are we e.g. going to archive the email correspondence of  our scientists?

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BMGN - Low Countries Historical Review Vol 128, No 4 (2013)

BMGN - Low Countries Historical Review Vol 128, No 4 (2013) | Special Collections: digitization, new technologies | Scoop.it
BMGN - Low Countries Historical Review is the leading academic journal for the history of the Low Countries
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This issue is dedicated to the future, possibilities and limits of Digital Humanities.

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The Future Of Content Curation Tools - Part I

The Future Of Content Curation Tools - Part I | Special Collections: digitization, new technologies | Scoop.it
Content curation tools are in their infancy. Nonetheless you see so many of them around, there are more new curation tools coming your way soon, with lots of new features and options.
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Mapping the Movement of Books Using Viewshare: An Interview with Mitch Fraas | The Signal: Digital Preservation

Mapping the Movement of Books Using Viewshare: An Interview with Mitch Fraas | The Signal: Digital Preservation | Special Collections: digitization, new technologies | Scoop.it
Mapping the Movement of Books Using Viewshare: An Interview with Mitch Fraas. A blog post at "The Signal: Digital Preservation" on 2013-12-13.
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Lute manuscripts uploaded to Cambridge Digital Library - BBC News

Lute manuscripts uploaded to Cambridge Digital Library - BBC News | Special Collections: digitization, new technologies | Scoop.it
A "remarkable" collection of lute manuscripts dating back to the 16th Century is put online by the University of Cambridge.
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Strategy for Digitizing Archival Materials

The National Archives has digitization partnerships with CreateSpace (Amazon.com), EMC Corporation, Footnote, Genealogical Society of Utah, Google (Google Video), and University of Texas.
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LIS Trends: Piloting a national programme for the digitization of Medieval manuscripts in Germany

LIS Trends: Piloting a national programme for the digitization of Medieval manuscripts in Germany | Special Collections: digitization, new technologies | Scoop.it
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Online Isaac Newton manuscripts workshop - Boing Boing

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Online Isaac Newton manuscripts workshop Boing Boing India's Zetatrek citizen science initiative is online workshop starting on 19th July, where science and math hobbyists from all over the world are invited to study the original manuscripts of Sir...
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Penn Library digitizes 17th and 18th century manuscripts | Penn Current

Penn Library digitizes 17th and 18th century manuscripts | Penn Current | Special Collections: digitization, new technologies | Scoop.it
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Bibliography in Bits | University of Oxford Podcasts - Audio and Video Lectures

Bibliography in Bits | University of Oxford Podcasts - Audio and Video Lectures | Special Collections: digitization, new technologies | Scoop.it
Adam Smyth talks to Professor Will Noel about the potentials of digital technology for the study of manuscripts.
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Persian - Asian and African studies blog

Persian - Asian and African studies blog | Special Collections: digitization, new technologies | Scoop.it
The extraordinarily diverse collections in Asian and African Studies constitute one of the world’s finest resources for the study of Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Our starting point is the British Library Exhibition ‘Mughal India: Art, Culture and Empire’, which continues until 12 April 2013.
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Polonsky Foundation Digitization Project

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The Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford and the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican Library) have joined efforts in a landmark digitization project with the aim of opening up their repositories of ancient texts. Over the course of the next four years, 1.5 million pages from their remarkable collections will be made freely available online to researchers and to the general public. The digitization project will focus on three main groups of texts: Hebrew manuscripts, Greek manuscripts, and incunabula, or 15th-century printed books.

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Born Digital, Projects Need Attention to Survive

Born Digital, Projects Need Attention to Survive | Special Collections: digitization, new technologies | Scoop.it
For one, they may require continuing maintenance to remain useful and accessible.
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The Future Of Content Curation Tools - Part II

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This article is the second part of the excellent guide written by Robin Good and published on MasterNewMedia in these recent days.
The Part I that I curated and excerpted a summary is here: http://sco.lt/9BOLdB

Here is an excerpt of second part:
"I (Robin Good) continue my humble exploration of what I have identified as possible areas for betterment, innovation and improvement of content curation tools, by identifying and describing some of those that appear most needed.

8) Preservation
One of the official digital curator key responsibilities lays specifically in archiving and preserving anything of value that is collected, just like a museum curator does.
For these reasons professional content curation tools will have to include among their features the ability to:
a) fully photograph,
b) archive and
c) create a searchable index of any such web content, page or information resource being curated.

9) Private Collections
The need to offer “private” collections / streams that can be accessed via subscription or sold as downloadable PDF (or in other formats) will also come of time soon.

10) Full Capture Abilities
The curator needs to equipped with qualified tools that can allow him to easily clip a short text excerpt from a page, a whole web page, an image or parts of a video.
Few content curation tools excel on this front, and none does a great job of creating screenshot-based web page collections that contain full page screenshots.

11) Monetization
All these platform have an opportunity to gradually discover and identify the most valuable curators in their community and to support them by either having relevant brands sponsoring specific verticals, via sponsored stories or via paid subscriptions.

12) Content Types Begging To Be Curated
Most of the curated content today are news, images and products.
Still, there are some areas that completely lack, or offer only one or two useful and easy-to-use curation tools.
Take for example audio curation. There's no dedicated curation tool that I know of that can help me curate podcasts, audio recordings and newscasts easily.

13) Beyond News & Articles
Until now we have been used to see the work of the content curator give life to streams of news stories via a Twitter or Facebook channel.
In the future it is very likely that beyond these popular uses, you will see the work of content curators specifically contribute to the creation of valuable collections in the form of actual: books, magazines, textbooks, video playlists - programmes, shopping directories and more others.

14) Specialized Curation Tools
I expect new curation tools to diversify themselves from the crowded competition by specializing in a specific area and for a specific group of users.

Each point is analyzed with more information and external links. Read full, interesting and detailed article here:
http://www.masternewmedia.org/content-curation-tools-future-part2/

 


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John Thomas's curator insight, February 1, 2014 12:44 PM

The Future Of Content Curation Tools -

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, February 18, 2014 1:45 PM

Valuable tips from Robin Good and thanks Giuseppe Mauriello for sharing them.

Michael Ravensbergen's curator insight, February 18, 2014 2:26 PM

Curation tools!!!