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Historical Texts Collection : History Department : Hanover College The Hanover Historical Texts Collection makes available digital versions of historical texts for use in history and humanities courses. Search by keyword, or browse by subject heading. The faculty and students of the Hanover College History Department initiated the Hanover Historical Texts Project in 1995, at a time when few primary sources were available outside of published anthologies. To make primary texts readily available for classroom use, they selected important documents, scanned print versions that were out of copyright, converted the scans into HTML format, proofread the resulting documents to correct OCR errors, edited them to provide page breaks, page numbers, and bibliographical information, and posted them online.

Modeling History: Making a Stiff-Board Parchment Binding with a Slotted Spine This post comes from the 2012 Gladys Brooks conservation intern, Morgan Adams. Morgan is currently interning in the Thaw Conservation Center at the Morgan Library & Museum As the 2012 Gladys Brooks intern I had the pleasure of working with Senior Book Conservator Anne Hillam on a model of a stiff-boards parchment binding with a slotted spine, a style seen commonly in Italian bindings of the 16th-17th centuries. Then vs. Now: ten pictures that show how times have changed Time doesn’t stand still. We change, our environment changes, and so does everything that fills our minds, wallets, and hands. Bright Side found ten fascinating pictures for you that demonstrate how dramatically the world has changed in the last few years. Go figure. Cats

15,000 images of Persian manuscripts online - Asian and African studies blog Asian and African Studies have just uploaded more than 15,000 images of Persian manuscripts online. This is the result of two years' work in an ongoing project sponsored by the Iran Heritage Foundation together with the Bahari Foundation, the Barakat Trust, the Friends of the British Library, the Soudavar Memorial Foundation and the Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute. The jackal Dimnah tricks the ox Shanzabah into believing that his former friend the lion had turned against him, and was intending to eat him. From Husayn Va'iz Kashifi’s Anvar-i Suhayli. Mughal, 1610-11 (BL Add.18579, f87v)

Free for All: NYPL Enhances Public Domain Collections For Sharing and Reuse Today we are proud to announce that out-of-copyright materials in NYPL Digital Collections are now available as high-resolution downloads. No permission required, no hoops to jump through: just go forth and reuse! The release of more than 180,000 digitized items represents both a simplification and an enhancement of digital access to a trove of unique and rare materials: a removal of administration fees and processes from public domain content, and also improvements to interfaces — popular and technical — to the digital assets themselves. Online users of the NYPL Digital Collections website will find more prominent download links and filters highlighting restriction-free content; while more technically inclined users will also benefit from updates to the Digital Collections API enabling bulk use and analysis, as well as data exports and utilities posted to NYPL's GitHub account.

Decameron Web The Project | Boccaccio | Texts | Brigata | Plague | Literature | History | Society | Religion | Arts Maps | Themes & Motifs | Bibliography | Pedagogy | Syllabus **** Site Maintenance **** Brewing beer with Python and a Raspberry Pi I started brewing my own beer more than 10 years ago. Like most homebrewers, I started in my kitchen making extract-based brews. This required the least equipment and still resulted in really tasty beer. Eventually I stepped up to all-grain brewing using a big cooler for my mash tun.

Tourists Reveal The One Place They'd NEVER Visit Again Most travellers will be eager to tell you about places that they enjoyed visiting, and would like to return to. However, there are always some places that people never want to return to, whatever the reason. An online forum took it on themselves to post the question of where people said they would NEVER return, and some of the results were surprising.

Harvard - Public Domain & Creative Commons Content - Finding Public Domain & Creative Commons Images When you are adding images, videos and other content that you did not create to your presentation, it is important to make sure that you are not violating anyone's copyright. One way to do so is to find public domain images for your presentations. Copyright.gov explains the public domain as follows: "A work of authorship is in the “public domain” if it is no longer under copyright protection or if it failed to meet the requirements for copyright protection. LA County Museum (LACMA) Makes 20,000 Artistic Images Available for Free Download The Los Angeles County Museum of Art houses the largest American collection of art west of Chicago. Developed as an “encyclopedic” museum—its collections represent nearly every human civilization since recorded time—LACMA’s eclectic holdings span from art of the ancient world to video installations. Like all great public collections, LACMA sees its mission as providing the greatest possible access to the widest range of art. Two years ago LACMA made a relatively small number of its image holdings available for free download in an online library.

Internet History Sourcebooks Update Information 2006: In 2006 the Internet Medieval Sourcebooks and associated sourcebooks are undergoing a major overhaul to remove bad links and add more documents. 1. This project is both very large and fairly old in Internet terms. At the time it was instigated (1996), it was not clear that web sites [and the documents made available there] would often turn out to be transient. K40 Whisperer– K40 (Cheap Chinese Laser) Control Software After months of reverse engineering I am happy to announce that the initial version of K40 Whisperer is available for download under the GPL License. K40 Whisperer is software written to interpret SVG and DXF data and in turn communicate the design information to the K40 Laser Cutter (using the stock M2 Nano Controller board). This software is essentially a replacement for the Laser Draw (LaserDRW) software that comes with the stock K40 laser. When using K40 Whisperer the USB key that is required for Laser Draw is not required.

Photographer Shoots Finnish Forest Animals Like They’re Professional Models, And We Can’t Stop Looking At Them Helsinki-based artist Joachim Munter invites you to step into the fairytale-like wildlife of Finland through his photos. Viewing his portraits of local forest animals, you instantly feel an intimate connection with the subjects, having to pinch yourself to check if you aren't dreaming. Show Full Text Munter's work becomes even more astonishing after you realize how short his relationship with the camera is. "I started photographing about 10 months ago," he told Bored Panda.

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