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What is VUE? At its core, the Visual Understanding Environment (VUE) is a concept and content mapping application, developed to support teaching, learning and research and for anyone who needs to organize, contextualize, and access digital information. Using a simple set of tools and a basic visual grammar consisting of nodes and links, faculty and students can map relationships between concepts, ideas and digital content. Concept mapping is not new to the educational field. In fact, the benefits of concept mapping as a learning tool have been documented by over 40 years of cognitive science research. VUE provides a concept mapping interface, which can be used as such, or as an interface to organize digital content in non-linear ways. Numerous tools currently exist for locating digital information, but few applications are available for making sense of the information available to us. Sharing and presenting information are important aspects of academic work.

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About DataBank DataBank is a scalable data repository designed for institutional deployment. DataBank will: provide a definitive, sustainable, referenceable location for (potentially large) research datasetsallow researchers to store, reference, manage and discover datasets DataBank instances will expose both human- and machine-readable metadata describing their datasets, and will assign Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) to hosted datasets, obtained automatically using the DataCite API, to aid discovery and citation. Both VMware virtualized services may be deployed locally or on a variety of cloud infrastructures, and both will be SWORD-compliant, using the SWORD-2 protocol to wrap datasets for repository submission. Publish more content to your website "Content curation centralizes your blog or website as a hub for only the highest-quality information, which establishes your brand as an authority within your market. Curated content is a magnet for inbound links, and studies have shown that the more inbound links you have from quality sources, the higher your search visibility you get." Jayson DeMers - Founder & CEO, AudienceBloom & Writer for Forbes, and more. For your blog to help your SEO and generate traffic and leads, you need to: "Content curation is a great shortcut to quality, which indirectly increases the likelihood of sharing and ranking. It also directly increases traffic when you mention the creator of the curated content when you share.

What is the point of an online interactive OCR text editor? The Digitization Project of Kindred Languages is not only about the publishing Fenno-Ugric material online,but it also aims to support the linguistic research by developing purposeful tools for its help. In this blog entry, Wouter Van Hemel of the National Library of Finland sheds the light over the OCR editor, which enables the editing of machine-encoded text for the benefit of linguistic research by crowdsourcing. The PAS (long-time preservation) team at the Kansalliskirjasto concentrates its effort on the digital preservation of valuable historical and cultural materials so that while the physical form of works might deteriorate and even disappear over time, the information therein can live on forever in the digital realm, accessible to all. With the OCRUI editor, the Kansalliskirjasto wants to extend this approach to the correction process of OCR material. The ALTO format

Prezi For The Win? Ten Top Tips To Make a Good One Update, May 2013: I've re-updated a newer guide to Prezi, actually in Prezi itself: See also: 6 useful things Prezi can which even experienced users miss The ten tips of the title are near the top of this post - it's quite long, so don't worry about reading the examples bit if you just want the nuts and bolts. [Update: I've also created a slide-deck which acts as a simpler version of this post - you can read and view it here. It also includes a more advanced Prezi with screen-grabs detailing how it was made.] I've created or had a hand in creating three Prezis that have made it into the public arena (plus some previous attempts that I've deleted). How to reduce the size of a pdf document in OS X - Macintosh How To Mar 09 Depending on what program you used to create a PDF, the file size of your PDF file can be quite large. If you combine two or three PDF files together using preview, you can also end up with a bloated PDF file. The best way to reduce PDF file size is with Acrobat professional, which can do all sorts of magic on PDF files. But here is a free way to make a PDF file smaller. Firstly, open the PDF file in ColorSync utility.

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Digital Humanities and the Library A Bibliography I originally prepared this bibliography for the Association of Research Libraries’ Digital Humanities SPEC Kit, an abstract of which is available here. I try to update this list frequently. Additions welcome. I hope that this list provides useful background reading, but for the latest-and-greatest writing on librarianship and digital humanities, please see dh+lib, a fantastic blog run by the DH Discussion Group of the Association of College and Research Libraries.

Creating “Getty Scholars’ Workspace”: Lessons from the Digital Humanities Trenches Francesca Albrezzi of the Getty Research Institute provides a behind-the-scenes look of challenges faced and lessons learned in building “Digital Mellini,” the first of three projects in Getty Scholars’ Workspace, a scholarly collaboration environment that’s been described as “Wordpress for scholars.” For a previous progress update on Digital Mellini, see this post. “But is it innovative?” That’s a question we’ve asked ourselves time after time about a digital humanities project we’ve been working on for almost two years.