Birkbeck Centre for Technology and Publishing releases scholarly communications platform, “Janeway”

Birkbeck’s Centre for Technology and Publishing is pleased to announce the open-source release of its software for academic publishing. “Janeway” is a press and journal system designed for open-access publishing that is free to download, use, and modify. Continue reading “Birkbeck Centre for Technology and Publishing releases scholarly communications platform, “Janeway””

Open Cultural Data Symposium: 25th November 2016

This symposium presents an opportunity to reflect upon several decades of major digitisation initiatives within UK cultural institutions.

Motivated by the desire to improve public access and capitalise on the potential of new technologies, the mass digitisation of collections and archives in the UK has been one of the most significant contemporary changes to our cultural and heritage institutions. These projects have been enthusiastically funded by public organisations, such as the AHRC and the Heritage Lottery Fund, as well as private companies, charities and foundations, such as Google and the Wellcome Trust. Given the advances made in public access initiatives in recent years, this appears to be an ideal moment to look back at this developing history of cultural digitisation, reflect upon its underpinning rationales, and discuss the successes and challenges faced by those entrusted with carrying out these projects. Continue reading “Open Cultural Data Symposium: 25th November 2016”

Birkbeck Centre for Technology and Publishing unveils open-source translation tool based on Hypothesis

The Open Library of Humanities is pleased to reveal the first of its software initiatives, funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Birkbeck, University of London: Annotran. Developed by Dr Marija Katic and Professor Martin Paul Eve in the Centre for Technology and Publishing at Birkbeck, University of London, the tool is based on the Hypothesis annotation framework and allows users to write and view translations of any web pages. Although the tool is designed to be integrated with the Open Library of Humanities platform, it can actually be run on any web page, by any publisher. Continue reading “Birkbeck Centre for Technology and Publishing unveils open-source translation tool based on Hypothesis”

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