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Knowledge Unlatched and EBSCO Information Services Announce Subscribe-to-Open Cooperation

"Knowledge Unlatched (KU), the international initiative for Open Access (OA), and EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) ... are pleased to announce their joint efforts to further support libraries worldwide in their move to OA. Through cooperation they will help publishers shift paywalled subscription journals to OA publications thanks to the innovative Subscribe-to-Open (S2O) model in which libraries fund the publication of journal content to be made open worldwide. "

Teaching with primary sources during a pandemic: A digital cabinet of curiosities

Jason Nargis, Special Collections Librarian for Instruction & Curriculum at Northwestern University, explains how he planned a session for a creative non-fiction class:

"Teaching with primary sources during a pandemic: A digital cabinet of curiosities,: Northwestern Libraries, May 13,2020, https://sites.northwestern.edu/northwesternlibrary/2020/05/13/teaching-with-primary-source...

SSHOC Launches Toolkit for Trainers in the Social Sciences and Humanities

SSHOC (Social Science and Humanities Open Cloud) has developed an inventory of teaching and train-the-trainer resources to be used by trainers in the Social Sciences and Humanities.

The SSHOC Training Toolkit includes slides, modules, videos, games and other items covering a range of topics from research data management, FAIR data, and Open Science to text encoding and quantitative analysis. It focuses on European projects.

Dissertating in the Digital Age: Research and Writing Tools for Organization and Productivity

Bihter Esener. a Freer Visiting Graduate Student Fellow in the Department of the History of Art at the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. candidate in History of Art at Koç University, Istanbul, describes some digital tools she uses for her doctoral research.

‘Our job as citizens’: UC Berkeley Library digitizes massive trove of materials on internment of Japanese Americans

"... the Library has now digitized more than 500,000 materials on Japanese internment, including firsthand accounts and government records.... The Bancroft Library holds one of the most comprehensive collections of materials on the internment of Japanese Americans in the world."

Source: University of California, Berkeley Library News, February 19, 2020, https://news.lib.berkeley.edu/remember?fbclid=IwAR2tnxagBXCnXYgz7WxHFwd7H0c2eFK_np93TDkY0v...

Deep Discoveries: A new way of exploring and connecting digitised image collections

Dr Lora Angelova and Liz Fulton of the United Kingdom National Archives write about " ‘visual search’, an AI-based method of matching similar images based on their visual characteristics (colour, pattern, shape) rather than a keyword description":

Knowledge Unlatched launches a new global Open Access funding round, introducing more pledging options

"Knowledge Unlatched (KU), the international initiative for Open Access (OA), is pleased to announce the launch of the seventh round of funding today. It includes the KU Select Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) collection of books familiar to libraries, as well as nearly 20 discipline-specific collections developed in partnerships with highly regarded HSS and STEM academic publishers..."

The Programming Historian - Call for Editors

"The English edition of The Programming Historian is seeking editors to work actively to solicit and edit lessons. These lessons should focus on providing humanities and social science scholars with the skills to interpret the outputs of digital methods, allowing readers to move from digital data to publishable research." (May 4, 2020, https://programminghistorian.org/posts/call-for-editors),

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