Category Archives: Information Management

The Value of a Shared Education

A new article on “The Value of a Shared Education” reflects on the importance of a common Gen Ed curriculum in higher eduation. Judith Shapiro, former President of Barnard College, writes: “If we look at curricula, we see a trend … Continue reading

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Assessing the State of Digital Humanities

A new review article assesses the current state of the field Digital Humanities (DH) from the perspective of book history. This is an interesting angle to consider the state of DH, since so many DH projects deal with document digitization … Continue reading

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Wreckage, Waste, and Globalization

The continuing search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 is complicated by the immense size of the search area and its distance from sea lanes and major ports, as well as the nature of the Indian Ocean. The currents and turbulence … Continue reading

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French Paleography Workshop

Call for Applications MIDDLE FRENCH PALEOGRAPHY WORKSHOP COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK JUNE 9-27, 2014 This paleography workshop will provide intensive training in the accurate reading, editing, and interpretation of a manuscript in Middle French, in this … Continue reading

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The Future of Books

Authors, teachers, professors, publishers, and librarians have been debating the future of the book for a decade now. Some claim that the physical book will soon disappear, replaced by ebooks. Others see changes in book structure and marketing, but a … Continue reading

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Research on MOOCs

A recent conference held at the University of Texas at Arlington presented new research on student use of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Much of the research was funded through grants by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which champions … Continue reading

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French Pamphlets at the Newberry

Research Methods Workshop for Early Career Graduate Students French Pamphlets at the Newberry: The Formation of the Concept of “Revolution” and Revolutionary Ideology Directed by Dale Van Kley, Ohio State University Meets 9:00 am to 4:45 pm Friday, January 31, … Continue reading

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