Ada Lovelace Day 2011

On this Ada Lovelace Day, I’m looking forward and back. Here’s my full post in honor of humanities computing pioneer Susan Hockey (where you can also find links to past years’ posts on Johanna Drucker, Bess Sadler, and Leah Buechley). But I’m also spending today feeling appreciative of the a fantastic group of young women…. More.

project launch: “Spatial Humanities!”

Over the past two years, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Scholars’ Lab at the University of Virginia Library has hosted an Institute for Enabling Geospatial Scholarship. Today we’re pleased to announce the launch of “Spatial Humanities,” a community-driven resource for place-based digital scholarship: This site responds to needs…. More.

Scholars’ Lab and CHNM Partner on “Omeka + Neatline”

The Scholars’ Lab at the University of Virginia Library and the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University are pleased to announce a collaborative “Omeka + Neatline” initiative, supported by $665,248 in funding from the Library of Congress. The Omeka + Neatline project’s goal is to enable scholars, students, and library…. More.

We’ve come a long way, baby.

Thanks to Megan Brett, Research Database and Records Manager at the Montpelier Foundation, we are able share with you a piece of ephemera from UVa Library’s computing past: a pamphlet on “Computer Literature Search.” “Why use a computer search? Consider the time it takes to search manually through the many issues of printed indexes. The…. More.

On XForms

Several months ago, I wrote a post about my XForms development in the Scholars’ Lab as part of a research project. I’m currently working on two research projects that utilize the standard: EADitor (Encoded Archival Description management and dissemination framework) and Numishare (geared towards online delivery of numismatic collections, though other artifacts can be represented).…. More.

A Kindle for Every Student?

The blogosphere has been abuzz with diverse opinions on the release of Amazon’s new Kindle 2. So far, most of the news has surrounded the controversial text-to-speech function and whether or not it violates copyright law (more on this here and here). Regardless of its legality, the speech sounds mechanical, and I don’t see this…. More.