If you've wondered what an academic trying to podcast while on Google Wave might sound like, you need listen no farther than the latest Digital Campus podcast. In addition to an appraisal of Wave, we cover the FTC ruling on bloggers accepting gifts (such as free books from academic presses), the great Kindle-on-campus experiment, and … Continue reading Digital Campus #45 – Wave Hello
The history of genres is filled with curious transformations, such as the novel's unlikely evolution from wasteland of second-string prose to locus of Great Literature. One of the founding notions of this blog was that despite its inauspicious beginnings and high-profile overcaffeinated incarnations the genre of the blog has always been well suited to the … Continue reading Leave the Blogging to Us
A few months ago I mentioned a blog from the New York Public Library's digital labs. Now the NPYL has launched a superb new overall blog with some terrific images from their collection and some rather humorous and engaging text.
I've been catching up with some reading over break—reading both online and off, despite the NEA's recent dismissal of the former. And nothing dismisses the NEA's dismissal of online writing as lesser than print better than the destined-to-be-a-classic series of blog posts by Errol Morris in the New York Times, "Which Came First?" Better written … Continue reading Errol Morris Understands What Academic Blogging Could Be
I'm always looking for good blogs on digital scholarship to add to my feed reader (please email me if you have one and think I may not know about it), and so I was glad to find the thoughtful and well-written new blog from Lisa Spiro, the director of the Digital Media Center at Rice … Continue reading Lisa Spiro’s New Blog
Here's a possible conundrum worthy of the New York Times's ethicist, Randy Cohen (no relation to your's truly). I have been a major proponent of reCAPTCHA, the red and yellow box at the bottom of my blog posts that uses words from books scanned by the Internet Archive/Open Content Alliance as a system to prevent … Continue reading A reCAPTCHA Dilemma?
Since its inception until today, this blog was powered by code I had written myself. Some people thought this took a lot of work; to be honest, it was just a few days of simple coding. As I noted at the beginning of this series on "Creating a Blog from Scratch," rather than using existing … Continue reading Creating a Blog from Scratch, Part 9: The Conclusion