Oxford University Press has launched a digital version of the oxford Handbooks Online and Oxford Reference in a new resource called Oxford Scholarly Editions Online. This new initiative launches with 171 editions of works written by authors primarily active between 1485 and 1660, the original texts of about 12,000 works, which include 200 plays, some 7000 poems, and over 5000 letters. Famous works by Shakespeare are also included in this new online resource.
Retired IAS officer V Balasubramaniam has been appointed as the court commissioner to oversee indexing, scanning and digitization of revenue records. This news from Bangledesh indicates some progression in this region to making public records easier to access.
Pursuing their commitment to become a paperless facility, Galway Clinic has already converted many paper documents into electronic records. To handle the portion of their enterprise that requires scanning and indexing, they chose Access Enterprise Forms Management to capture, index and store the data.
Ars Technica brought this topic to our attention in their article, “Digital archivists: technological custodians of human history.” Every business is dealing with data storage issues, but the urgent need is for more secure archives than a mix of external hard drives, cloud storage, and proprietary data tapes.
Emory sociologist Roberto Franzosi has collected more than 1,200 newspaper clips about lynchings in Georgia from 1875 to 1930. He is applying a research methodology and software program he developed to catalog and analyze the narrative data. Franzosi’s Georgia Lynching Project is one of the first four projects of the new Digital Scholarship Commons (DiSC), which helps faculty and graduate students harness digital tools and resources.
Access Innovations Announces Free Webinar July 10th, 2012: “Visualization for Data Analysis – A New Way to Look at Content”
Access Innovations, Inc. announces a free webinar, “Visualization for Data Analysis: A New Way to Look at Content” to be presented on July 10th, 2012 at 1:00 PM Mountain time by Access CEO Marjorie M.K. Hlava.
The Dspace digital library in St. Albert’s College is one of the only five digital libraries opened in colleges utilizing local area development funds. Dspace is an open source digital repository solution for capturing, storing, indexing, preserving and redistributing intellectual output for the use of students.
It seems more and more local governments are digitizing old census records lately. The genealogy hobby has grown exponentially with the unlimited access the Internet provides so it appears that historical societies, libraries and city halls are responding to the increase in requests.
The Florida International University library has acquired the Enrique Hurtado de Mendoza collection and is in the process of digitizing the collection to be made available through the library’s website.
We have discussed the ebook conundrum for book lovers and fans of the actual printed word and paper. The temptation is stronger every day for these diminishing holdouts to cross over to the “electronic” side.