The Scholarly Technology Group at Brown is looking for the a research programmer¬† They’re looking for a creative, technically sophisticated individual who will use computer methods and structured data to augment the research process for humanities scholars. For more information: www.stg.brown.edu or elli_mylonas@brown.edu. To apply, go to the Brown job website, http://careers.brown.edu, and look for job B01052. The position sounds wonderful, and Brown has so many wonderful research projects and researchers – this looks like a great position for current and future work given the many project possibilities and the potential for growth!Read More →

One of Zotero’s tag lines, “citation management is only the beginning,” explains its current and coming abilities rather well. The most needed component for Zotero’s widespread adopting is almost officially here with Sync Preview’s online backup and synchronization of each user’s Zotero library. Zotero 1.5 includes other improvements as well, but the most important first changes are the ability to save online and synchronize from multiple computers. That strong, centralized core offers so many amazing possibilities, especially given Zotero’s already impressive abilities. Applications like this are exactly what web-top, Web 2.0, innovative/emerging scholarly style technologies should be. While Zotero’s Sync Preview is still under development,Read More →

Now that the UF Digital Collections have worked through a bit more of the backlog–and gotten 2 million pages online!–I’ve started catching up on reading. Many great new (or maybe new-ish) ideas are being realized with sites like Foodsville, which repurposes digitized historical cookbooks to create a cookbook community and herald in innovations in printing, Interactive Relighting technologies that bring new information to life (which is amazing for so many historical documents!), Mscape keeps getting better, IBM and Linden Labs are moving toward virtual world interoperability (which is especially great with Google’s new 3D chat), and Google’s Map Maker has been out for awhile nowRead More →