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Digital Curation certificate at the University of Maine Certificate in Digital Curation This is a graduate certificate to prepare professionals for the curation of digital collections. Upon completion of the course of study, students should have an understanding of the information technology considerations associated with digital information; recognize and be able to articulate the requirements for professionally-responsible curation of digital information; and be able to apply this knowledge to practical digital curation situations. Graduates will find careers in a wide range of institutions including libraries, archives, and museums as well as corporations and government agencies. There is an increasing need for professionals who have the ability to plan, manage and implement practices that ensure the long-term integrity and use of resources that are created in digital form. The Graduate Certificate requires the completion of five courses. Certificate Required Courses (15 Credits): Additional Requirements: Master’s Paper and Field Experience SILS Elective Courses:
The House of Savoy Superb illuminated paintings distinguish this visual regional history as an album of outstanding quality, to my eye. Please do yourself a favour by clicking through directly to the very large versions of these parchment page images so you can better inspect the manuscript illustrator's exquisite and detailed work. Produced in ~1580, this is quite a late example of such high calibre illumination work, and it was likely a special commission by a member of the royal household in the variable Italian-French-Swiss territory of Savoy. "The House of Savoy was formed in the early 11th century in the historical Savoy region. 'The Album of the House of Savoy (W. 464)' is owned and hosted by the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore within 'The Digital Walters' assemblage of manuscripts: one of the best sites of its kind on the internet Previously: Illuminated.
The Art of Data Visualization: How to Tell Complex Stories Through Smart Design The volume of data in our age is so vast that whole new research fields have blossomed to develop better and more efficient ways of presenting and organizing information. One such field is data visualization, which can be translated in plain English as visual representations of information. The PBS “Off Book” series turned its attention to data visualization in a short video featuring Edward Tufte, a statistician and professor emeritus at Yale, along with three young designers on the frontiers of data visualization. Titled “The Art of Data Visualization,” the video does a good job of demonstrating how good design—from scientific visualization to pop infographics—is more important than ever. In much the same way that Marshall McLuhan spoke about principles of communication, Tufte talks in the video about what makes for elegant and effective design. What does Tufte mean by this? For those of us who aren’t designers, it’s refreshing to consider the elements of good visual story-telling.
Cultivating Partnerships in the Digital Humanities - Advice By William Pannapacker As academics we can be too snug in our institutional silos. We sometimes think of one another as competitors for students, and as a result we duplicate scarce resources in mutually damaging ways. The digital humanities (or, preferably, the more inclusive digital liberal arts) provides a context for facing those questions head-on. Now I want to argue that teaching-focused institutions have much to gain from partnerships with research universities on the digital humanities, and vice versa. Beyond liberal-arts training, the 21st-century workplace increasingly demands that graduates demonstrate technological competence and entrepreneurial ability. That's a much larger project than the digital humanities by itself can undertake, but DH does provide a model and an ethos of technologically enabled scholarly collaboration that could promote the growth of multi-institutional partnerships.
Digital Tools for Medieval Texts: Workshop at the Huygens ING By Julie Somers At the Huygens ING in The Hague, researchers and program developers convened last week to discuss the creation of tools that are intended to help all ‘scholars-at-large’ of medieval manuscripts use digital technologies in useful ways. The two-day workshop, Easy Tools for Difficult Texts: Manuscripts & Textual Tradition (18-19 April 2013) brought together projects that addressed the varieties and difficulties of managing medieval manuscripts in a digital medium. Transcribe Bentham -Tim Causer, eLaborate – Karina van Dalen, T-Pen – Abigail Firey, Annotated Books On Line – Valentijn Manshande, EVT – Roberto Rosselli Del Turco, Shared Canvas – Robert Sanderson, ImageJ – Mike Toth The title of the workshop gives a hint that there is a dilemma in using digital tools for medieval manuscripts. Shared Canvas: Dealing with Uncertainty in Digital Facsimiles Robert Sanderson (Los Alamos National Laboratory, US) So much more was discussed and new, up-coming projects were introduced.
Registration | Digital Humanities 2013 Registration is now closed. If you would like to attend DH2013 but did not get a chance to register, please contact the conference organizers at DH2013@unl.edu. Check in Schedule The following are the times you will be able to pick up your registration materials. Sunday, July 14 3 – 7 pm Monday, July 15 7 am – 7 pm Tuesday, July 16 7 am – 5: 30 pm Wednesday, July 17 7:30 am – 5 pm Thurs, July 18 7:30 am – 5 pm Friday, July 19 8 am – 3:30 pm The registration desk is located inside the conference hotel, Embassy Suites. Cancellation & Refunds Policy The registration fee is non-refundable at this point.The conference program may be subject to changes.Payments will be refunded if the conference is canceled by the organizer. Questions and Answers Q: Is there a one day attendance rate? Q: Once my registration is confirmed, can I make any amendments to my details? UNL Conference Services is committed to providing appropriate accommodations to guests with disabilities.