#WednesdayBlog Communia Association #PublicDomain #BlogsIFollow #Heritage @communia_eu

[Every Wednesday I’ll recommend one of the blogs I follow. Yes, I still follow the best of the best using a feed reader. You’ll be able to check the list @ this blog’s header.]

http://www.communia-association.org/

COMMUNIA is an international association that aim to foster, strengthen and enrich the Public Domain.

 To fulfill its mission, COMMUNIA and its members raise awareness in, educate about, advocate for, offer expertise on and research about the Public Domain in the digital age within society and with policy-makers, at the EU level and worldwide.

#WednesdayBlog Europeana Professional #DigitalHeritage #BlogsIFollow @EuropeanaEU #DigitalHumanities

[Every Wednesday I’ll recommend one of the blogs I follow. Yes, I still follow the best of the best using a feed reader. You’ll be able to check the list @ this blog’s header.]

http://pro.europeana.eu/blogposts

If you’re interested in the relation between heritage and the digital world, you’ll need to add Europeana Pro Blog to your feed reader.

Some of the most interesting posts, IMO, are the ones that share reports and case-studies, that help you to understand the process heritage institutions (HI) face in becoming digital. You can also find posts about Europeana projects and partnerships, as well as posts regarding copyright, software HI can use, tips for using social networks, interviews and conference talks. The blog also has guest posts by experts from different heritage institutions sharing their experiences and insights.

#WednesdayBlog #Podcasts I Follow and Recommend

[Every Wednesday I’ll recommend one of the blogs I follow. Yes, I still follow the best of the best using a feed reader. You’ll be able to check the list @ this blog’s header.]

Exceptionally today, thinking many of you could be traveling for this week’s holiday, I decided to share not a blog, but the podcasts I follow (or followed and were good enough to stay on my archive list).

  • In our Time

    In this podcast, Melvyn Bragg invites three absolutely top-class academics to discuss a topic as deeply as possible, that can fall into science, history, culture, religion, etc. Actually, you can even subscribe each category separately in its webpage. Each weekly episode has 43 minutes and the podcast runs since 1998.
    Bragg also hosts the more recent 60 episode series podcast “A History of Ideas“, a 13 minutes discussion accompanied by a two minutes video animation, that you can check here.
    The five episode podcast “The Value of Culture” is also archived on my list.

  • A History of the World in 100 Objects

    This already finished podcast series uses 100 objects from the British Museum to tell the history of the world. Each episode has 14 minutes and you can check its webpage here. If you enjoy this format of learning through objects, you also have the 20 episode podcast “Shakespeare’s Restless World“, also presented by Neil MacGregor, director of the British Museum.

Tom Ennis – Irish Jigs, Reels, and Polkas (1917) @PublicDomainRev #PublicDomain ♥

Tom Ennis was the son of John Ennis, also an accomplished piper, who emigrated from Kildare to Nebraska to work on the construction of the railroads.

via Tom Ennis – Irish Jigs, Reels, and Polkas (1917) | The Public Domain Review.

#WednesdayBlog Dan Cohen’s Blog #DigitalHumanities #BlogsIFollow @dancohen

[Every Wednesday I’ll recommend one of the blogs I follow. Yes, I still follow the best of the best using a feed reader. You’ll be able to check the list @ this blog’s header.]

http://www.dancohen.org

I started to follow Dan Cohen’s work since I found his book “Digital History”, co-authored with Roy Rosenzweig, back in 2006 or 2007. For many years, Cohen was director of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, that gave us the best reference manager ever, Zotero, as well as many other software, resources, and truly innovative projects like One Week | One Tool, Hacking the Academy or THATCamp.

During the last year, Dan Cohen’s blog didn’t receive updates, due to his new job as Executive Director of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), but a recent post tell us we can expect more articles in the future. Meanwhile, I recommend you to check the Best of the Blog section, where you’ll find posts that “have more lasting value and continue to garner new readers and links years later“.

Cohen also hosts the Digital Campus’ podcast that you can hear, download or subscribe here. For more regular updates, you’ll want to join his followers on Twitter @dancohen.

Also, he’ll be a keynote speaker at the conference Digital Humanities in Portugal: building bridges and breaking barriers in the digital age, that will be held in Lisbon, later this year.