[My live talk at the Shape of Things to Come conference at the University of Virginia, March 27, 2010. It is a riff on a paper that will come out in the proceedings of the conference.] As I noted in my paper for this conference, what I find interesting about this panel is that we … Continue reading Eliminating the Power Cord
If you're interested in the present and future of the digital humanities, you'll be hearing a lot about Project Bamboo over the next two years, including in this space. I was lucky enough to read and comment upon the Bamboo proposal a few months ago and was excited by its promise to begin to understand … Continue reading Project Bamboo Launches
So much for a modest, stealthy launch of Zotero. I promised a couple of weeks ago that I would return to my blog soon with a few updates about user feedback, some hints about new features, and perhaps some additional news items. With a modest private beta test and a few pages explaining the software … Continue reading Zotero News, Big and Small
Readers of this blog know that one of my pet peeves as someone trying to develop software tools for scholars, teachers, and students is the lack of application programming interfaces (APIs) for educational resources. APIs greatly facilitate the use of these resources and allow third parties to create new services on top of them, such … Continue reading Where Are the Noncommercial APIs?
In a prior post I argued that the recent coverage of Wikipedia has focused too much on one aspect of the online reference source's openness—the ability of anyone to edit any article—and not enough on another aspect of Wikipedia's openness—the ability of anyone to download or copy the entire contents of its database and use … Continue reading Wikipedia vs. Encyclopaedia Britannica for Digital Research