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Archive for 'libraries'

Rima Kupryte, Dorothy Eneya, eIFL, and Ada Lovelace Day

To celebrate the first (hopefully annual?) Ada Lovelace Day, I’d like to highlight the work of two remarkable women who work with an organization called Electronic Information for Libraries (eIFL), which exists to enable and sustain access to knowledge by library users in developing and transitional countries. The organization does this by helping member nations […]

Ada Lovelace Day

I just heard about Ada Lovelace Day and I think it’s a super idea. Ada Lovelace Day is an international day of blogging to draw attention to women excelling in technology. [...] We want you to tell the world about these unsung heroines. Entrepreneurs, innovators, sysadmins, programmers, designers, games developers, hardware experts, tech journalists, tech […]

beCamp is coming up!

This is a repeat of a post I wrote on the beTech Blog Special note for code4libbers: If you’re anywhere in driving distance of Charlottesville and you like technology, beer, and FUN, please consider yourself invited to beCamp. We’re going to have a pretty healthy code4lib contingent already, so chances are good that you will […]

IT, Design, and a Methodology Sunrise

The folks from the Center for History and New Media have really been rocking my world lately. My first exposure to them was through Zotero, and then Omeka, and now there are all kinds of exciting announcements about Zotero Commons and THATCamp and partnerships with Open Library. And of course it makes sense that people […]

How to run a digital humanities shop

This post from Tom Scheinfeldt, and the post he links to gave me some food for thought. First, it’s remarkable how much digital humanities shops have in common with startups. I did the startup thing for awhile, and now I’ve been doing the faculty projects / digital humanities development thing for awhile, and both attract […]