We are excited to announce the launch of Zotero 1.5 Sync Preview, which introduces a powerful slate of new features, including:
Automatic synchronization of collections among multiple computers. For example, sync your PC at work with your Mac laptop and your Linux desktop at home.
Free automatic backup of your library data on Zotero’s servers.
Automatic synchronization of your attachment files to a WebDAV server (e.g. iDisk, Jungle Disk, or university-provided web storage).
Support for Endnote® export styles
A new style manager allowing you to add and delete CSLs and legacy style formats.
Automatic detection of PDF metadata.
Automatic detection and support for proxy servers.
Preliminary support for local sharing of collections through Zeroconf on OS X. Other platforms and full support to come with the final release of Zotero 1.5. ·
TOOLS FOR DATA-DRIVEN SCHOLARSHIP, co-hosted by George Mason University’s Center for History and New Media (CHNM) and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), is an invitation-only event, convening leaders in the creation of digital tools and related services. ·
Jon Phipps - NSDL Metadata Registry, Cornell University Libraries
An introduction to the Metadata Registry, an open source vocabulary, metadata schema, and DC application profile manager and registry. The Registry provides a bridge between the XML an RDF worlds, providing its output in XML Schema and SKOS/OWL, as well as providing managed namespace services, URI design, permanent URLs with content negotiation, support for multi-user ontology design, change history and version management tools.
If PDF is electronic paper, then pdftk is an electronic staple-remover, hole-punch, binder, secret-decoder-ring, and X-Ray-glasses. Pdftk is a command-line tool for doing everyday things with PDF documents. ·
A MITH Digital Dialogue
Tuesday, October 21, 12:30-1:45
MITH Conference Room, McKeldin Library
“Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy.”
by Kathleen Fitzpatrick
Much attention has been paid in recent years to the digital future of scholarship, and in particularly to the technological and infrastructural development necessary to new publishing structures. This talk will argue, however, that there is a set of social, intellectual, and institutional changes that will be a precondition for any such technological development to succeed, requiring scholars to think differently about the ways we write, the ways we publish, and the ways we review, in order to make any digital publishing future a reality.
Kathleen Fitzpatrick is Associate Professor of English and Media Studies and chair of the Media Studies program at Pomona College in Claremont, California. She is the author of “The Anxiety of Obsolescence: The American Novel in the Age of Television” (Vanderbilt UP, 2006), which was selected as an “Outstanding Academic Title” for 2007 by CHOICE. She serves on the editorial board of the Pearson Custom Introduction to Literature database anthology, as well as of the Journal of e-Media Studies and the Journal of Transformative Works, and is a member of the executive committee of the MLA Discussion Group on Media and Literature. She is currently working on a book-length project, to be published by New York University Press, entitled “Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy.”
Coming up @MITH 10/28: Matthew Kirschenbaum (English and MITH), “War (and) Games”
View MITH’s complete Digital Dialogues schedule here:
All talks free and open to the public!
Contact: Neil Fraistat, Director, MITH (www.mith.umd.edu, firstname.lastname@example.org, 5-8927). ·
This site is a collaborative effort by federal agencies formed as a group in 2007 to define common guidelines, methods, and practices to digitize historical content in a sustainable manner. Recognizing that the effort would require specialized expertise, two separate working groups were formed with the possibility that more tightly focused groups might be necessary as the work progressed. The Federal Agencies Still Image Digitization Working Group will concentrate its efforts on image content such as books, manuscripts, maps, and photographic prints and negatives. The Federal Agencies Audio-Visual Working Group is focusing its work on sound, video, and motion picture film. ·
"3D Wall". Transform your browser into a full-screen, 3D experience for online photos and videos. Share. Effortlessly drag and drop multiple images and videos from the 3D Wall to friends. Discover. Politics, Sports, Hollywood . . . Channel surf the latest news from around the world. Shop Amazon. Window shop and compare products from Amazon in a 3D environment. ·
MeAggregator is a JISC funded project allowing the user to integrate and disseminate information from a wide range of institutional and third party sources, incorporating a peer trust model and folksonomological ontologies. ·