Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Open Access Explained

Network Analysis

Lada Adamic is teaching a course on "Social Network Analysis" through the School of Information at teh Universityof Michigan.
The course is run through "Coursera" and its free to sign up, look at tlectures and participate.
  • The course uses Gephi and some of its tutorials. 
  • To explore networks interactively, you can visit the NetLogo demonstrations. The Easley and Kleinberg free text on Networks, Crowds and Markets is an excellent source. The chapters pertinent to this class are 1-5, 13-14,19-21.
Class Notes are available here.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

eResources Update

There are a number of subjects and courses out there on the Digital Humanities, including at the ANU Digital Humanities Hub.
Here is another one: "This year-long course examines the relationships among academic history, digital media, and community formation"

Tim Sherratt is the author of Query Pic and other Digital ToolsHere are the slides of a talk he gave at the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Arts eResearch Forum:

"Basically I was arguing that as well as making stuff, digital humanities can involve a lot of stretching, twisting, pushing and breaking stuff. The web is not fixed or static, there are many points at which we can intervene and change the way information is presented. What we need is confidence to pull things apart, and the ability to critically examine why things work the way they do (or don’t). And imagine alternatives."

Here is a call for papers for the annual international conference of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations, which includes the Association for Computers in the Humanities, the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing, the Society for Digital Humanities/Société pour l’étude des médias interactifs, and centerNet.

Here is a link to the keynote talk Bethany Nowviski gave last month, at the second annual conference of the Japanese Association for Digital Humanities. I her Bio, Bethany is Director of Digital Research & Scholarship at the University of Virginia Library, Associate Director of the Scholarly Communication Institute, and President of the Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH). She has  recently directed two projects funded by the NEH, IMLS, and Library of Congress: the Institute for Enabling Geospatial Scholarship and Neatline: Facilitating Geospatial and Temporal Interpretation of Archival Collections.

The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media have Digital History Research Awards for students entering the History and Art History doctoral program. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2013.

Here is a link for the 2012 National Library of Australia Forum. It includes talks by:

  • Marie-Louise Ayres, Assistant Director-General, Resource Sharing, National Library of Australia
  • Debbie Campbell, Director of Collaborative Services, National Library of Australia
  • Merrilee Proffitt, Senior Program Office, OCLC Research
  • Judy Stokker, Director, Library Services, Queensland University of Technology
  • Laurel Paton and Ms Joanna Meakins, Libraries Australia Search Project, National Library of Australia
  • Rob Walls, Director of Database Services, National Library of Australia
  • Bill Macnaught, National Librarian, National Library of New Zealand 

Here and here are a couple of posts on the difficultiues of finding work in the field of Digital Humanities.

Here are some sources on eGovernment in Victoira. Here is the Blog for the Federal Government 2.0 Taskforce. Here is the site for the upcoming Gov 2.0 Conference: Delivering a More Open, Transparent and Consultative Form of Government.

The ARC is interested in opportunities in crowdfunding for cultural and creative projects.

The Australian Society of Archivists and the Recordkeeping Roundtable are hosting an upcoming workshop on "Reinventing Archival Methods".

The National Archives of Australia has a series of Research Guides.

Finally- here is one link on the e-publishing revolution.