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Archive for June, 2007

A new 100+ million word corpus of American English (1920s-2000s) is now freely available at: http://corpus.byu.edu/time/ The corpus is based on more than 275,000 articles in TIME magazine from 1923 to 2006, and it contains articles on a wide range of topics – domestic and international, sports, financial, cultural, entertainment, personal interest, etc. The architecture […]

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“Digital humanities is a diverse and still emerging field that encompasses the practice of humanities research in and through information technology, and the exploration of how the humanities may evolve through their engagement with technology, media, and computational methods. DHQ seeks to provide a forum where practitioners, theorists, researchers, and teachers in this field can […]

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Recently revised: University of Maryland Libraries has published its Guidelines for Digital Collections. This comprehensive 81-page (pdf) file covers copyright, selection, standards, metadata, methods, etc. The site also links to their Administrative Metadata Tag Library and their Descriptive Metadata Tag Library, as well as to a digital imaging primer.

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Common-place: “Common-place is a common place for exploring and exchanging ideas about early American history and culture. A bit friendlier than a scholarly journal, a bit more scholarly than a popular magazine, Common-place speaks–and listens–to scholars, museum curators, teachers, hobbyists, and just about anyone interested in American history before 1900. Common-place is a common place […]

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NYU College of Dentistry Takes Textbooks Online The article discusses NYU Dentistry’s partnership with VitalSource/Bookshelf to put course materials online. The concept is one that has long been touted (by tech promoters), anticipated (by students tired of lugging glossy 20 pound textbooks) and resisted (by several groups). This adds to the “textbooks online” idea by […]

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XML.com: XQuery, the Server Language Good article on eXist, XQuery, some ideas and info on how to implement.

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A book from the library’s “new books” shelf caught my eye this morning. The title is “Taking Science to School: Learning and Teaching Science in Grades K-8.”* I picked it up because my daughter and I have been discussing science education this week. (She concludes that science should be an elective instead of a required […]

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CMU Researcher Uses eCommerce Tool To Digitize Books 6/4/2007 By Paul McCloskey A researcher at Carnegie Mellon University has found a way to turn the process by which people register at commercial websites into a method for digitizing books, the Associated Press reported. The method involves putting the time and effort people spend deciphering the […]

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