Tag Archives: Digital Scholarship

Big data visualization of an open access digital library

With a huge hat tip to my friend and colleague Keith Manuel (paraphrasing): American Libraries Direct, the American Library Association (ALA) online newsletter, links to a visualization of all the 14 million volumes in HathiTrust created by Prof. Ben Schmidt of Northeastern University: “A guided tour of the digital library.” As you scroll down, you’ll see […]

Event: THATCamp-Gainesville, April 24, 2015, at UF

Rebloged from http://laurientaylor.org/2015/04/08/event-thatcamp-gainesville-april-24-2015-at-uf/ THATCamp Gainesville is on April 24th in Smathers Library East from 8:30am to 6:00pm. THATCamp, The Humanities and Technology Camp, is an unconference hosted by the UF Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere with UF Smathers Libraries with the goal of starting informal and productive conversations about Digital Humanities projects, topics, […]

How to avoid predatory journals

Jocalyn Clark (@jocalynclark), executive editor of the Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition and other publications, was a senior editor at PLOS Medicine and assistant editor at The BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal). Her current BMJ blog entry focuses on “How to avoid predatory journals.” This is an excellent guide for doing your own homework when […]

Breckenridge on digital Southern African Studies

Episode 88 of Africa Past and Present — the podcast about African history, culture, and politics — is now available at: http://afripod.aodl.org In part 1 of a new series on digital African studies, Keith Breckenridge (WISER, Wits University) discusses the current state of digital Southern African Studies; the politics, funding, and ethics of international partnerships […]

Fair Use Week begins February 23, 2015

In the US legal context: Fair use allows the use of copyrighted material without permission from the copyright holder under certain circumstances. For libraries, educational institutions, and the public, the fair use doctrine is the most important limitation on the rights of the copyright owner—the “safety valve” of US copyright law. Libraries may wish to consult […]

Wikipedia and African Studies

The Sixth European Conference on African Studies (@ECAS2015) will be held in Paris, July 2015 at the Sorbonne and will include the workshop, “Wikipedia and African Studies.” This workshop concerns all disciplines. The purpose is to compare practices and goal of the academic community about Wikipedia, but also to discuss the scientific questions posed by the Wikipedia use […]

Toward a more global digital humanities

Digital African Studies isn’t a commonly uttered phrase, but there have been a few recent murmurings. The authors report: “In November 2014 ICT University in Yaounde, Cameroon, was the site for the sixth annual ICTs for Africa (ICT4Africa) International Conference. This year alone three major research universities in the Global North are coordinating workshops and lecture series including Princeton University’s ‘Black Studies in the Digital Age’; York University’s ‘African Diaspora 2.0: Oral Sources and Digital Humanities’; and the University of Michigan’s ‘African Studies in the Digital Age.'” The 2012 SCOLMA conference at Oxford also produced African Studies in the Digital Age, recently published by Brill: https://africanstudieslibrary.wordpress.com/2014/09/25/african-studies-in-the-digital-age-disconnects/