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Usable websites for people with learning disabilities

By Rudolf Ammann, on 28 February 2011

A reminder: in this week’s Painless Introduction on Wednesday, 2 March, Pete Williams will talk about creating usable websites for people with learning disabilities. This lunchtime event will take place from 13:05 to 13:50 in Room G31, UCL Department of Information Studies, Foster Court, London [announcement | map].

See you there!

UCL: The week in digital humanities events

By Rudolf Ammann, on 7 February 2011

We’ve been working on the UCLDH Events section. New and improved, the section now offers a chronological view of upcoming events and sports separate feeds for the individual event series: Decoding Digital Humanities, Painless Introductions and Digital Excursions. UCLDH events will no longer be announced here on the DH blog but event reminders will continue, and weekly batches might be one way of posting such reminders.

Without further ado, here’s the week’s programme:

Both events are held in Bloomsbury, they’re open to the public, they’re free of charge, and we hope to see you there!

Paper in the brave new digital world

By Anne Welsh, on 25 January 2011

Many thanks to all those who came along to the painless introduction to paper in the brave new digital world.

The object of the painless introductions is to spark discussion and collaboration. Some of the topics covered today included:

The slides are available here, and you can also download a copy of Van de Graaf’s secret canon of book design if you would like to try it on your ebooks / images of books.

If you are a book historian who would like to give a guest talk to our MA LIS / MA ARM / MA Digital Humanities Historical Bibliography students, or who would like to speak about other potential collaborations, please get in touch (email or twitter works best).

Painless Introduction: Paper in the brave new digital world

By Sarah Davenport, on 13 January 2011

The next event in the Painless Introduction series of lunchtime talks will take place on Tuesday, 25 January, in Room G31, UCL Foster Court, 13.05-13.50 hrs. Anne Welsh will speak on Paper in the brave new digital world:

In this Painless Introduction Anne Welsh will discuss the impact of the computer on Historical Bibliography (the study of the book, its manufacture and use). From online catalogues and full-text digitization of rare books and manuscripts to the analysis of large collections of texts, we will look at new ways of accessing and understanding books and their readers.

We hope to see you there!