History Harvesting: A Case Study in Documenting Local History

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Article of interest:

Woodring, K. and J. Fox-Horton (2023). History Harvesting: A Case Study in Documenting Local History. Digital Humanities Quarterly 17(3). https://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/17/3/000674/000674.html

Abstract: As a case study for the practice and application of digital history in a mid-size university history department, this paper analyzes two History Harvest events undertaken in a split-level digital history course. By examining the results of two local History Harvests, specifically through participation of the greater community, outside the university, and

Moving Theory Into Practice [on digitization]

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"In 2000, Anne R. Kenney and Oya Y. Rieger wrote "Moving theory into practice: digital imaging for libraries and archives", which was an important book on digitization. The book was born out of the workshops they developed. That book is still considered an important resource. Now the 208 page book is available to everyone through the Internet Archive.

On August 24, the Internet Archive hosted a conversation with Oya Rieger about the work she and Anne Kenney did and the book they developed. A recording of the event is available through the Internet Archive (66 min.).

Source: "Moving

"The history of the printed book stretches back well over a millennium, the title of the oldest known book currently being held by a Tang Dynasty work of the Diamond Sutra. But what about the most beautiful book? As a contender for that spot, Michael Goodman... has put forth the Kelmscott Chaucer, including the testimony of no less a literary figure than W.B. Yeats, who called it “the most beautiful of all printed books.” Goodman has also made the book freely available for our perusal on his new web site, The Kelmscott Chaucer Online."

(Source: Colin Marshall, "Behold a Digitization of “The

A new article about the Pulp Magazine Archive:

"The enormous archive contains thousands of digitized issues of such titles as If, True Detective Mysteries, Witchcraft and Sorcery, Weird Tales, Uncensored Detective, Captain Billy’s Whiz Bang, and Adventure (“America’s most exciting fiction for men!”). It also features early celebrity rags like Movie Pictorial and Hush Hush, and retrospectives like Dirty Pictures, a 1990s comic reprinting the often quite misogynist pulp art of the 30s."

(Josh Jones, "The Pulp Magazine Archive Lets You Read Thousands of Digitized Issues of Classic Sci-Fi

Hong Zhou, lead of the Intelligent Services Group in Wiley Partner Solutions, writes about his work "evaluating the potential applications of large language models (LLMs) in scholarly publishing and the impact and opportunities they can bring":

 Generative AI, ChatGPT, and Google Bard: Evaluating the Impact and Opportunities for Scholarly Publishing  (Scholarly Kitchen, August 17, 2023)

From the Scholarly Kitchen:

Today’s post is by Jeremy Dean and Alex Humphreys. Jeremy  is Vice President of Education at Hypothesis, a mission-driven software company dedicated to improving online discourse through annotation. Alex is Vice President, Innovation, at ITHAKA, where he leads a team that scouts and develops the future of research and education through projects, partnerships and investments.

"...Technologies like generative AI can be used to summarize articles or explain difficult concepts, doing some of the heavy lifting for students. If the outputs are accurate, that may be

COPIM (Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs - an international project funded by Research England Development Fund) has published 'Good, Better, Best': Practices in Archiving & Preserving Open Access Monographs, "a combined guidebook and report ..., examining current archiving & preservation practice and providing guidance to the small or scholar-led open monograph publisher":

Barnes, Miranda, Cole, Gareth, Fry, Jenny, Gatti, Rupert, & Higman, Ross. (2023). 'Good, Better, Best': Practices in Archiving & Preserving Open Access Monographs (1.0). Zenodo. https://doi

Critical Archives

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Karin Wulf (Beatrice and Julio Mario Santo Domingo Director and Librarian at the John Carter Brown Library) and Amanda Strauss (Associate University Librarian for Special Collections and Director of the John Hay Library at Brown University) argue that "too often archivists and librarians on the one side and scholars on the other are not engaging one another’s work or are even aware that each has long been engaging with important issues in critical archive studies. We should more regularly join the scholarship from each of these perspectives and collaborate across professional and disciplinary

From the Association of Research Libraries:

"The Association of American Universities, the Association of Research Libraries, and the Association of University Presses have published a final report assessing the success of their five-year pilot project to encourage sustainable digital publication of and public access to scholarly books."

The Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem (TOME) project was launched in 2018.