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Digital Humanities Applications

From our friends in Digital Humanities A reminder that faculty applications for the 5C Digital Humanities @ The Claremont Colleges (DH@CC) 2015 Summer Institute and Digital Course Development grants are due on March 6th. You can find applications at, and learn more about these Mellon Foundation-supported programs at If you have any questions about DH@CC, please contact Project Manager AJ Strout at

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Call for Papers in Digital Humanities

From the digital humanist listserv…. Second Call For Papers Human-Computer Interaction, HCI, is a symposium in the 18th International Conference Information Visualisation, 15, 16, 17 and 18 July 2014, University of Paris Descartes, Paris, France. Click on Symposia hypertext Important Dates: 01 March 2014: Submission of papers 25 April 2014: Notification of Peer Review […]

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Teaching with Sakai Innovation Award

From the Sakai folk… Call for Entries: 2013 Teaching with Sakai Innovation Award (TWSIA) The Sakai Teaching and Learning community is seeking submissions for the annual Teaching With Sakai Innovation Award (TWSIA) competition. The award recognizes innovation and excellence in technology-supported teaching, academic collaboration, and student engagement. (See last year’s winners.) Award categories include: ·         […]

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Amazon AWS Education Grant Program

Sam Kome (R&D Librarian) and John McDonald (CUC CIO) kindly let me know about the Amazon Education Grant Program, under which educators, researchers and students can be granted free usage credits on Amazon Web Services “to tap into the on-demand infrastructure of the Amazon Web Services cloud to teach advanced courses, tackle research endeavors, and […]

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Room reservation software upgrade to EMS Campus

Guest author, Isabel Jordan, wrote for us about a recent upgrade to the Event Management System…. HMC’s reservation software, Event Management System (EMS), has been upgraded to the Campus 3.0 version. Virtual EMS was only changed in appearance but not use. There has been some feedback from Mac users who say they are having difficulty viewing […]

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Sir Isaac Newton’s papers posted by Cambridge Digital Library

The Cambridge digital library posted more than 4,000 pages from its collection of Sir Isaac Newton’s papers this week. The collection includes his college notebooks and the “waste book” where he developed much of his work on calculus. Read more in the Chronicle Visit The Cambridge Digital Library site  

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Oxford Scholarly Editions on line

Posted by Prof Willard McCarty, King’s College London on the humanist listserv: March 2012 sees the launch of a major new publishing initiative from Oxford University Press – Oxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO) – the first phase publishing online the complete text of more than 150 scholarly editions of material written between 1485 and 1660. […]

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National Academies Press titles available free online

The following note came through on one of the mailing lists… Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2011 16:01:07 +0100  From: National Academies Press <> Subject: All PDF Books Free to Download As of June 2, 2011, all PDF versions of books published by the National Academies Press (NAP) will be downloadable free of charge to anyone. […]

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New Human Resources Software

In November 2010, CUC provided the Presidents’ Council with a comprehensive report on Payroll software options.  It was a part of my holiday reading in December.  The report summarizes options available to the Consortium and recommends the adoption of Ultipro by Ultimate Software.  Ultipro is delivered in a SaaS (“software as a service”) model, so […]

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Facebook of Science?

Fascinating article in the Chronicle ( about Vitek Tracz, who founded Biomed Central publications (and sold it to Springer).  His latest idea: Now, the man described by his colleagues as one of the most innovative and mercurial forces in publishing wants to reinvent the basics of scholarly communication. Mr. Tracz plans to turn his latest […]

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