Building Omeka Exhibits with Fedora Repository Content

Our NEH-funded Neatline project has inspired the Scholars’ Lab to develop or enhance several new Omeka plugins recently. (See our full list.) One of these is FedoraConnector, which is designed to enable administrators to attach Fedora datastreams (a digital object — whether image, XML like TEI or EAD, or video) to Omeka items. This is…. Continue reading “Building Omeka Exhibits with Fedora Repository Content”.

Mark Sample: Haunts: Place, Play, and Trauma

Prof. Mark Sample re-imagines locative media tools as platforms for renegotiating space and telling stories in literary, critical, and creative contexts.

Podcasts!

Greetings, Scholars’ Lab fans. We have three new podcasts to share since we last updated. Please enjoy! Introducing our 2010/2011 Scholars’ Lab Fellows – Tom Finger, Jared Benton, Chris Clapp, and Alex Gil. Ray Siemens (University of Victoria) and Julie Meloni (INKE Fellow at the University of Victoria) discuss opportunities and approaches for training humanities…. Continue reading “Podcasts!”.

Are you our new Humanities Design (UX) Architect?

Building on a nearly twenty-year history in digital humanities and spatial and data-driven scholarship at the University of Virginia, the Scholars’ Lab has developed great projects and hosted amazing events at UVa Library over the past three years. In addition to our current search for a full-time, permanent Senior Developer, we now have the opportunity…. Continue reading “Are you our new Humanities Design (UX) Architect?”.

Are you our new Senior Developer?

Still fairly fresh on the scene, but drawing on a long history in digital humanities and spatial and data-driven work at the University of Virginia, the UVa Library’s Scholars’ Lab has developed great projects and hosted amazing events over the past three years. We now have an opportunity to add new collaborators to round out…. Continue reading “Are you our new Senior Developer?”.

Smarter Paper Maps

It’s a quiz.  I’ll name the required skills, you name the profession.  Go. Identifying map projections and coordinate systems Interpreting map scale Understanding techniques of cartographic relief Interpolating latitude & longitude Calculating geographic extent rectangles Too easy?  Well the profession I’m describing is not Geographic Information Systems guru or Cartographer or Neogeographer.   In fact, my…. Continue reading “Smarter Paper Maps”.

“Old School Hydro” in the Scholars’ Lab

Please join us on November 4th (or look for our podcast) to get your feet wet with Old School Hydro: Modern and Historic Surveying Aboard the NOAA Ship “Thomas Jefferson!”

It’s [A]live!: Introducing The Early American Foreign Service Database

It is with great pleasure, and no small amount of trepidation, that I announce the launch of the Early American Foreign Service Database (EAFSD to its friends).  While the EAFSD has been designed as an independent, secondary source publication, it also exists symbiotically with my dissertation “Revolution-Mongers: Launching the U.S. Foreign Service, 1775-1825.” I created…. Continue reading “It’s [A]live!: Introducing The Early American Foreign Service Database”.

Open Access Week Events

You are cordially invited to an Open Access Week Luncheon Monday, October 18 at noon in the Scholars’ Lab The Scholars’ Lab is proud to celebrate Open Access Week with a conversation led by Associate Professor of Education Brian Pusser (chair of last year’s Faculty Senate Task Force on Scholarly Publications and Authors’ Rights), and…. Continue reading “Open Access Week Events”.

Synchronizing Development Databases

As a developer, I routinely work on multiple machines during the course of a project. One of the biggest pains is working on a database-driven project is that I often need to move the data on machine X to machine Y, make changes, then move the updated data from machine Y back to machine X.…. Continue reading “Synchronizing Development Databases”.

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