Monthly Archives: October 2014

AYB14 – some post conference thoughts

I went to the All Your Base conference on Friday. I find that  it is a friendly conference and on that deals with issues that I am interested in. There are two themes this year that jumped out at me: 1. Open Data 2. Hardware and performance Jeni Tennison from the Open Data Institute opened […]

Publishers are not superfluous

I  saw this tweet via @tomabba who is doing some excellent and exciting stuff with digital books. In my mind, it epitomises the arrogance coming from the ill-educated about publishing and what publishers do: Oh, piss off, Matt Yglesias. Piss. Right. Off. — iucounu (@iucounu) October 22, 2014   Yes, the times, they are […]

Transcribing Bentham seminar notes

Melissa Terras talked about the Transcribing Bentham , a collaborative project to  transcribe the volumes of Bentham, at University College London at the first seminar in the Cultures of Knowledge seminars. Bentham believed in education for all who could afford it in London. UCL has 60,000 volumes and BL has 30,000. 40,000 volumes were untranscribed […]