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Announcement: Wikipedia Leads Effort to Create a Digital Archive of 20 Million Artifacts Lost in the Brazilian Museum Fire

From the announcement: The staggering loss of a possible 20 million artifacts in the fire that consumed Brazil’s Museu Nacional in Rio boggles the mind—dinosaur fossils, the oldest human remains found in the country, and, as Emily Dreyfuss reports at Wired, “audio recordings and documents of indigenous languages. Many of those languages, already extinct, may…

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Announcement: ReSounding the Archives has launched!

From the announcement: This interdisciplinary project bridges digital humanities, history, and music by bringing historic sheet music back to life through digitization of sheet music, performance of each piece, and student research about each piece. The website makes all of these resources freely available for use by students, teachers, researchers, and public audiences under a…

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Announcement: Inaugural Issue of Current Research in Digital History

From the announcement: Current Research in Digital History is an annual open-access, peer-reviewed publication of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. Its primary aim is to encourage and publish scholarship in digital history that offers discipline-specific arguments and interpretations. By featuring short essays, it also seeks to provide an opportunity to…

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Announcement: More Web Archives, Less Process

From the announcement: The Library of Congress Digital Content Management Section is excited to announce the release of 4,240 new web archives across 43 event and thematic collections on loc.gov, our largest single release of web archives to date! Web archives such as Slate Magazine from 2002 to present, Elizabeth Mesa’s Iraq War blog, and…

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Announcement: Announcing New ODH Awards (August 2018)

From the announcement: The Office of Digital Humanities is pleased to announce 18 awards through our Digital Humanities Advancement Grants and our Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities programs. These projects are part of a larger slate of 218 awards just announced by the NEH. Congratulations to all the award recipients as they begin…

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Announcement: Open Library – Search Full-Text within 4M+ Books

From the announcement: Open Library now lets you search inside the text contents of over 4M books!… When you search across 40M documents, it can be a challenge to find the one you’re looking for. One feature which Open Library has been missing is a way to limit Internet Archive’s full-text search to only include results…

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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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