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MEMORY OF THE WORLD REGISTER The Memory of the World Register lists documentary heritage which has been recommended by the International Advisory Committee, and endorsed by the Director-General of UNESCO, as corresponding to the selection criteria regarding world significance and outstanding universal value. Photos by year: 1997 – 2001 – 2003 – 2005 – 2007 […]

Crowdsourced Spatial Project Participation

Collaborative Mapping 1. MapSwipe 07 Mar 2017: Cyclone Enawo hits Madagascar.­ Impact: Scale of destruction huge. 160,000 people displaced. Purpose: Get immediate help to those affected. Mapping Stats: 776 people have mapped 64%. I was eager to participate in a crowd-sourced project as I had previously completed a project on the Humanitarian work of the […]

HTML – Hyper Text Mark Up Language

On March 18 2013, Tim, along with Vinton Cerf, Robert Kahn, Louis Pouzin and Marc Andreesen, was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering for “ground-breaking innovation in engineering that has been of global benefit to humanity.”  Source: https://www.w3.org/People/Berners-Lee/   The beauty about HTML is its symbolic and metaphorical simplicity.  HTML tags describe a page […]

A Companion to Digital Literary Studies

An excerpt from A Companion to Digital Literary Studies ed. Ray Siemens, Susan Schreibman Disciplinary Impact and Technological Obsolescence in Digital Medieval Studies Daniel Paul O’Donnell In May 2004, I attended a lecture by Elizabeth Solopova at a workshop at the University of Calgary on the past and present of digital editions of medieval works. […]

A Companion to Digital Humanities

An excerpt from A Companion to Digital Humanities ed. Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, John Unsworth Technological “Miniaturization” According to the perspective of technological miniaturization, the first perspective I will treat, the Index Thomisticus went through three phases. The first one lasted less than 10 years. I began, in 1949, with only electro-countable machines with punched […]