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Digital projects / Canadian researchers collect data from Gregorian chants in the Convent of St. Gall, Switzerland

A new Canadian research project is collecting big data from medieval melodies chanted by monks more than 1,000 years ago. And it’s all searchable. But to what end? 519 more words

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Digital projects / Canadian researchers collect data from Gregorian chants in the Convent of St. Gall, Switzerland

Digitizing legal manuscripts at the Vatican Library

In this century several major research libraries and national libraries have started to digitize their manuscript collections. On my blog I have reported for instance about… 2,156 more words

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Opening a book: Legal consulting in the Dutch Republic

A post at my blog in December brought you to three foundations created in Utrecht by seventeenth-century Dutch lawyers. In this post I will look again at one of them, Evert van de Poll, and in particular at traces of his work as a lawyer. 2,140 more words

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Definitive metadata textbook now in its second edition

Metadata remains the solution for describing the explosively growing, complex world of digital information, and continues to be of paramount importance for information professionals. Providing a solid grounding in the variety and interrelationships among different metadata types, Zeng and Qin’s thorough revision of their benchmark text offers a comprehensive look at the metadata schemas that exist in the world of library and information science and beyond, as well as the contexts in which they operate. 173 more words

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Free your Orphans!

Struggling with copyright?  You’re not alone.

Archives in the UK contain millions of “orphans”.  These works are in copyright but the rights holder(s) are unknown or untraceable so we cannot get permission to use the works.  253 more words

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Manuscriptorium, a digital library for manuscript resources and virtual research

Manuscriptorium is a freely accessible digital library which enables ready access to concentrated information on historical resources via sophisticated search tools. The aim is creating a virtual research environment providing access to all existing digital documents in the sphere of historic book resources ( 134 more words

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An age of lawyers and literature

The power of words seduces every honest writer to do his or her very best to write in a unique way to convey what you want to say and to add to the expressive qualities of language and literature. 2,267 more words

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