HathiTrust expands data mining tools (comment)


The HathiTrust, a huge digital library of full-text books, recently expanded its digital analysis tools.  Researchers can now explore "non-extractive" uses for books that are still under copyright and investigate such data as the number of verbs on a page or the frequency of a given word in a collection of texts.

The Scholarlh Kitchen blog has published an interview that Rick Anderson conducted with Mike Furlough, the Executive Director of the service to learn more about the new options.

You can find it here:

Insta Novels: Bringing Classic Literature to Instagram Stories

THe New York Public Library recently launched Insta Novels on the Library's Instagram account (@nypl) with Part 1 of a newly digitized version of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. The novel is illustrated by well-known designer Magoz.

These are not academic books but they are a fascinating new way to experience reading.

Northeastern library pioneers new methods of Big Data scholarship in effort to digitize history

Dan Cohen has a vision for the future of the Northeastern library.  Cohen, dean of the libraries and vice provost for information collaboration, wants to transform Northeastern’s vast archive of print and photographic data into a standardized digital form that will allow scholars to use modern Big Data techniques to analyze 300-year-old information.

H-Net Job Guide from 1 October 2018 to 8 October 2018

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 1 October 2018 to  8 October 2018.  These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-Sci-Med-Tech.  See the H-Net Job Guide website at http://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for more information.  To contact the Job Guide, write to jobguide@mail.h-net.msu.edu, or call +1-517-432-5134 between 9 am and 5 pm US Eastern time.


Graduate funding opportunities in History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine at Cambridge, 2019-20

Graduate funding opportunities in History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine at Cambridge, 2019-20
The Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge is the largest of its kind in the UK, and has an unrivalled reputation for teaching and research. Staff have expertise in the history and philosophy of a wide range of sciences and medicine.

Brexit: Six Months to Go

This is the final scheduled post in H-nationalism's series 'Brexit, The Future of Europe and Nationalism'. We would like to thank the contributors for the incisiveness and high quality of their posts. The different approaches taken provided insights into a complex and controversial topic. This is not the end of Brexit or its consequences. Over the coming months we will publish updates and promote further discussion.


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