KITAB " provides a digital tool-box and a forum for discussions about Arabic texts. We wish to empower users to explore Arabic texts in completely new ways and to expand the frontiers of knowledge about one of the world’s largest and most complex textual traditions.
A new multinational survey, carried out by Oxford University Press, indicates that 75% of university students surveyed rely on library-acquired reference content in their studies, in addition to using freely available resources. That figure increases to 92% among students surveyed in the US and UK.
Source: No Shelf Required, April 19, 2018, http://www.noshelfrequired.com/how-todays-students-find-and-use-reference-sources/
"Google has partnered with 3D laser scanning nonprofit CyArk to help preserve historical sites around the world that are at risk of irreversible damage or total erasure due to human conflict and natural disasters.
A 2015 survey by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences has found that three-quarters of historians have never published their work online and prefer print, citing lack of scholarly recognition and prestige for digital publications.
Source: Robert Townsend, History News Network, April 29. 2018, https://historynewsnetwork.org/article/168871
Brodie Waddell has posted a list of free resources on palaeography:
"Free online palaeography resources," The Many-Headed Monster, March 1, 2018, https://manyheadedmonster.wordpress.com/2018/03/01/free-online-palaeography-resources/)
Most college students prefer to read print books for pleasure, but when they are conducting research, almost two-thirds now prefer ebooks or express no format preference, according to the 2018 Academic Student Ebook Experience Survey, conducted by LJ’s research department and sponsored by EBSCO.
"The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library announced ... that it is publishing “the most complete documentary collection ever produced” of the sixteenth president’s first 33 years.
The digital collection covers much of Lincoln’s early years in Springfield, including the establishment of his law office and his four terms in the Illinois General Assembly."
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