And the survey says…

March 12, 2015  
 Posted in News, reference

The Ancient World Online (AWOL) blog is looking for academics who have used open data in their teaching to share their experiences. By conducting a mini survey to understand which portals, tools or repositories academics use to retrieve open datasets, they can better understand how this information is being used in teaching and learning in higher education. Have you taken the AWOL User Survey?

Opening the Doors

January 27, 2015  
 Posted in News

Facebook has announced that it will open source deep learning modules for the Torch artificial intelligence project. This could speed up technology and make it more accessible to developers and ultimately companies.

Collaboration Fosters Quality

January 14, 2015  
 Posted in News

2014 was and 2015 appears to be following in suit, the year of mergers and acquisitions. We have shared a few of those, always emphasizing that collaboration almost always results in better anything – products, results, and even people. But in the world of non-profits how does mergers prove beneficial?

Open Access to Scholarly Work

January 14, 2015  
 Posted in News, search

Open access to the publications of the Max Planck Research Library for the History and Development of Knowledge, in accordance with the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to knowledge in the sciences and humanities, was launched by the Max Planck Society in 2003. Their aim is to disseminate the results of scholarly work to a broad audience expediently and with little to no cost.

Linked Open Data Brings Data Together

September 9, 2014  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News

The Getty Research Institute has released the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN) as Linked Open Data.

Open Access Journals Become Available

August 20, 2014  
 Posted in indexing, News

The publisher Brill has announced a new suite of open access journals covering four major disciplines – Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, and Biology. These journals will offer a pure open access environment. Each journal will be divided in sections that align with the major subject areas in the discipline.

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Available as Linked Open Data

March 6, 2014  
 Posted in metadata, News, Taxonomy

The venerable Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) has just been released in a Linked Open Data format. The Getty AAT was developed starting in the late 1970s for the art library and art journal indexing community. Since then it has undergone periodic revisions, and is well regarded in the controlled vocabulary community.

Language Comes into the Future

January 27, 2014  
 Posted in News, reference, Technology

The Oxford English Dictionary is progressing towards a third edition with over 619,000 words compiled between its binding. To compile a dictionary of nearly every word in the English language was an endeavor typical of Victorian times. This mammoth-sized task resulted in the first installment emerging in 1884 with its contents “A to Ant.”

Open Access Benefits Many

December 11, 2013  
 Posted in News

The Academic Senate of the University of California (UC) recently passed an Open Access Policy, ensuring that future research articles authored by faculty at all 10 campuses of UC will be made available to the public at no charge.

European Project Opens Code

October 11, 2013  
 Posted in News, semantic

The EU’s “” project is a multiple-partner project to develop a system for user-controlled social networks and services that can serve as a central hub for managing a user’s various digital identities. This big news is they have now released the source code from its software development work as an open-source project.

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