If you teach Digital Humanities, the Miriam Posner’s blog is mandatory on your feed reader. Posner coordinates and teaches in the Digital Humanities program @ UCLA and she shares ideas and tutorials of exercises that can be done with DH students. I must confess one of my favourites is the “How did they make that? Reverse-engineering Digital Projects” where Posner shows how to take a DH project and deconstruct it in parts in order to understand how it was made.
If you are interested in ebooks and digital reading, this is a blog to follow. There you can find news from traditional publishing sector, but also from new business models regarding books & reading. I must confess my favourite section is the daily “Morning Coffee”, where Nate Hoffelder curates half a dozen posts. Mostly because now and then Hoffelder follows some of those links with a post adding his own reflections.
The Public Domain Review is one of my favourite blogs. They create and curate collections of books, films, audio and others that are in public domain, providing the context of the work. They also have essays related with chosen public domain works. Last year, they published a (wonderful) book with some of those essays. The Public Domain Review is a project from the Open Knowledge Foundation. If you can, give them your support.
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.
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.