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Announcement: Geolocation Plugin 3.0 – Omeka

From the announcement: Big changes have come to the Geolocation plugin for Omeka Classic with today’s release of version 3.0! This new version uses the service Leaflet to provide maps, rather than Google Maps. Not only does this mean you no longer need to worry about registering for an API key, but you can now…

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Announcement: Canada’s Early Women Writers project launches two websites

From the announcement: The Canada’s Early Women Writers project is pleased to announce that their sister websites, Canada’s Early Women Writers and the Database of Canada’s Early Women Writers, are both fully populated and available online. Canada’s Early Women Writers began in the pre-digital 1980s, with research using snail mail and typewriters; this now-static database…

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Announcement: Introducing ZoteroBib

From the post: We think Zotero is the best tool for almost anyone doing serious research, but we know that a lot of people — including many students — don’t need all of Zotero’s power just to create the occasional bibliography. Today, we’re introducing ZoteroBib, a free service to help people quickly create perfect bibliographies. Powered by…

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Announcement: Manifold Scholarship Phase Two

From the announcement: The University of Minnesota Press in partnership with the GC Digital Scholarship Lab at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York, and digital development agency Cast Iron Coding has been awarded a $789,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to launch phase two of Manifold Scholarship, an open-source…

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Announcement: Intro to Critical Digital Pedagogy

From the post: On July 31-August 3, 2018, Digital Pedagogy Lab will offer an Introduction to Critical Digital Pedagogy course taught by Chris Friend, Director of Hybrid Pedagogy and Assistant Professor of English at Saint Leo University. This course will discuss, challenge, and experiment with various technological tools from the chalkboard to moveable chairs, networks, computers, mobile…

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Announcement: “Community Webs” for Local History Web Archiving

From the announcement: The lives and activities of communities are increasingly documented online; local news, events, disasters, celebrations — the experiences of citizens are now largely shared via social media and web platforms. As these primary sources about community life move to the web, the need to archive these materials becomes an increasingly important activity…

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Announcement: Wikipedia Ends Data-free Access for Developing Countries

From the post: It was an altruistic mission: Offer free access to Wikipedia for people in developing countries, without requiring mobile data to access information. But the Wikimedia Foundation has announced it will wrap up its Wikipedia Zero program this year, ending partnerships with 97 mobile carriers in 72 countries who waived data fees to access the…

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Announcement: “Omeka Now Public” for 10 Years

From the post: On February 20, 2008 the Omeka team released its public beta, version 0.9.0., and last week, a few days shy of this 10-year milestone, we released version 2.6. Back in 2008, I don’t think any of us from the original team imagined Omeka celebrating its 10th Birthday. It is time to celebrate…

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Announcement: Meet Omeka Classic 2.6

From the announcement: Here are some of the key features updated with Classic 2.6: We’ve upgraded the WYSIWYG and HTML editor tinyMCE. Not only does it have a cleaner look, but improved functionality. Thanks to contributor luku, Browse Tags has additional functionality: Default display of tags for both items and exhibits, with the ability to…

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Announcement: Scholarly Communication Symposium 2018

From the announcement:
This symposium will explore the ways that promotion and tenure criteria are evolving in the 21st century to incorporate accomplishments in digital scholarship, interdisciplinary research, and alternative impact metrics.  Featured…

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