Category Archives: Digital projects

“From the Vault” video resources

by Kerry Magruder, Curator A series of “From the vault” videos is now available on OU’s Janux platform and at the Janux site on YouTube. These short videos, filmed on location by NextThought in the OU History of Science Collections, … Continue reading

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Janux

by Kerry Magruder On Monday morning Janux, OU’s new digital course platform, launches with the following courses, all of which offer free public enrollment: Native Peoples of Oklahoma Practical Importance of Human Evolution Chemistry of Beer Understanding and Detecting Deception … Continue reading

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Digital edition of Darwin’s Origin

“The currently available digital copies of Darwin’s great work suffer serious defects from the point of view of both human and machine readers.” (Goldstein, editor’s introduction) Adam M. Goldstein, of Iona College, has created a structured source text of Charles … Continue reading

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Pseudo-Masha’allah, On the Astrolabe

A Critical Edition of the Latin Text with English Translation by Ron B. Thomson Guest post by Ron B. ThomsonPontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto The astrolabe was the most important scientific instrument in the Middle Ages, and the treatise … Continue reading

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Wallace Online project launched today

John van Wyhe, editor of the Darwin Online project, today announced the opening of the Wallace Online project, three years in the making. Alfred Russell Wallace (1823-1913) is well-known as a co-discoverer, with Charles Darwin, of the theory of descent … Continue reading

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GWLA endorses the Berlin Declaration

The Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA), which includes the University of Oklahoma, has just released a resolution expressing “strong and vigorous support” for the Berlin Declaration on Open Access. Read it in its entirety (1 page, pdf): (Source) The Berlin … Continue reading

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Manuscriptorium and EBSCO Discovery Service

Manuscriptorium The freely accessible Manuscriptorium digital library, the designated platform for the European Digital Library of Written Cultural Heritage, provides access to more than 5 million images, at present, of manuscripts, incunabula, early printed books, maps, deeds, charters and more, … Continue reading

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