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I recently visited UMN’s University Virtual library (http://www.lib.umn.edu/undergrad/ or, for a description of the various features http://www.lib.umn.edu/undergrad/external). This is a “portal” page for aiding students in doing research projects. Three things about this site are intriguing: – it provides a variety of search options to circumvent the student impulse to simply search on Google, and […]

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Undergraduate Virtual Library I recently visited UMN’s University Virtual library (http://www.lib.umn.edu/undergrad/ or, for a description of the various features http://www.lib.umn.edu/undergrad/external). This is a “portal” page for aiding students in doing research projects. Three things about this site are intriguing: – it provides a variety of search options to circumvent the student impulse to simply search […]

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” WGBH Forum Network Live and Archived Webcasts of Free Public Lectures in Partnership with Boston’s Leading Cultural and Educational Organizations. Presented by WGBH in association with the Lowell Institute.” This links to the lectures in the History section: History | WGBH Forum Network | Free Online Lectures

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“Siemens, who brims with enthusiasm for the boundless possibilities that can be achieved by coupling the study of humanities with state-of-the-art technology.” An English prof blends humanities with state-of-the-art technology

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Google is doing it, Microsoft is too: Microsoft finds partners for book search project – Network World So once there are millions of books online? Here’s a conference designed to address that question: Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science “Chicago, November 5th & 6th, 2006 Submission Deadline: August 15, 2006 The goal of […]

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Big Brother really will be watching: New Scientist Technology – Pentagon sets its sights on social networking websites

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