The death of the theorist and the emergence of data and algorithms in digital social research.

Computer software and data-processing algorithms are becoming an everyday part of Higher Education. How might this be affecting research in the social sciences and the formation of the professional identities of academics? Ben Williamson argues that these are important challenges … Continue reading

ICPSR is using DataCite DOIs for its holdings

ICPSR is now using DataCite DOI names for its holdings.
The largest North American data repository, the Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), has registered about 20,000 objects via da|ra, the German DOI service provide…

Saving Digital Mementos from Virtual Worlds

My two young teenage daughters spend hours playing Minecraft, building elaborate virtual landscapes and structures. They are far from alone; the game has millions of fans around the world. Teachers are seizing on Minecraft’s popularity with kids as a tool to teach both abstract and concrete subjects. What’s unique about this situation is not so much […]

February Issue of Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter Now Available

The February issue of the Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter (pdf) is now available! Included in this issue: Spotlight on Digital Collections, including an interview with Lisa Green on Machine Scale Analysis of collections, and a look at the Cultural Heritage of the Great Smoky Mountains Digital Preservation Aid in Response to Tornado NDSA […]