Here in Washington, the compound adjective of the moment is “shovel-ready.” That’s the description of stimulus projects that are ready to go on the day President-elect Obama takes office. For the most part, as the term implies, it refers to large infrastructure projects like the building of new roads or bridges. But one obvious project […]

Kress Funds New Omeka Features

I wanted to mention (slightly belatedly) some exciting developments related to the award-winning Omeka platform for museums, libraries, and other scholarly content providers. The Samuel H. Kress Foundation has generously given the Center for History and New Media two grants to add functionality within and beyond Omeka, functionality that I believe says a lot about […]

Digital Campus #35 – Top 10 of 2008, Predictions for 2009

The Digital Campus podcast team has a great time doing its second annual year-end review, looking back at 2008’s top ten trends in the intersection between technology and academia, libraries, and museums. And we look forward to 2009 with a set of broad and specific predictions. See if you can guess the top story of […]

Fall Opportunities

The 2008 Digital Media and Learning Competition proposals are due October 15. Run by HASTAC and funded by the MacArthur Foundation, this year’s theme is “Participatory Learning.” From the announcement: Participatory Learning includes the many ways that learners (of any age) use new technologies to participate in virtual communities where they share ideas, comment upon […]