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Weekend Reading: The Rise of the Machines Edition

We at ProfHacker like books. Apparently so do many of you. The New York Times ran an article earlier this week about the “Allure of the print book.”  Esquire followed with “The Revenge of the Printed Book.” Newsweek, which ended print circulation last year in favor of pure digital circulation, has announced that it will resume hard copy in February 2014.  

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced Amazon Prime Air this week that consumers may begin to receive their purchases via drone as early and June 2…

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One Week | One Tool: Introducing Serendip-o-matic

Serendip-o-matic logo[ProfHacker interrupts our scheduled summer break for this special, breaking news! We'll be back in the full swing of things on Monday, August 12! --Ed.]

This past week, I was one of twelve participants in “One Week | One Tool” (OWOT), an Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and hosted by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. The team first assembled on the evening of Sunday, 28 J…

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Getting to Know You? Introductions at Archives, Libraries, Labs

This summer I had the good fortune, thanks to the generosity of a number of institutions,  to make several trips to archives and libraries to do dissertation research. (Not to mention the good graces of a wife who is herself a graduate student and a baby who has spent two of her eleven months away from home.) I spent as much as two weeks at some institutions, as little as an afternoon at others. The mode was probably a week.

At every archive or library, the staff was unstintingly generous and he…

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Are You a Press or Are You a Library? An Interview with NYU’s Monica McCormick

Libraries are creepy[Adeline Koh is an assistant professor of literature at Richard Stockton College, New Jersey. She currently directs two digital humanities projects: Digitizing ‘Chinese Englishmen,’ an open-source resource on 19th century ‘Asian Victorians,’ and The Stockton Postcolonial Studies Project, an online magazine on postcolonial studies and the digital humanities. Find her on twitter at @adelinekoh. -GHW]

This is the first article in a new series, Digital Challenges to Academic Publishing, by guest aut…