[Humanist] 24.899 new on WWW: Iter Community; Irish Trad Music Archives

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  [1]   From:    Shawn Day <day.shawn at GMAIL.COM>                           (24)
        Subject: Irish Traditional Music Archives Launches New Website

  [2]   From:    Iter <iter at utoronto.ca>                                   (36)
        Subject: Announcing Iter Community, a new collaboration resource

        Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2011 16:04:35 +0100
        From: Shawn Day <day.shawn at GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: Irish Traditional Music Archives Launches New Website

Irish Traditional Music Archive launches a new and improved website

The Irish Traditional Music Archive provides a national public reference archive and resource centre for the traditional song, instrumental music and dance of Ireland.
A major revision and redesign of the ITMA website has been carried out over the last few months by staff working in conjunction with the Dublin web-design company Birdie.
The new site has greatly enhanced access and search capabilities, and will be an important platform for an expansion of ITMA’s services in the coming years.
The ITMA catalogues provide unrivaled in-house computerised catalogues and indexes and their digital library has a wide range of digitised sound recordings and visual and printed items from its collections. The ITMA is a participant in the DHO"s DHO:Discovery gateway project and their collections are accessible through http://discovery.dho.ie

The ITMA site has now gone live and is available at http://www.itma.ie.

With best wishes,

The Staff of the Irish Traditional Music Archive / Taisce Cheol Dúchais Éireann

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        Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2011 18:36:21 +0100
        From: Iter <iter at utoronto.ca>
        Subject: Announcing Iter Community, a new collaboration resource

To:  All participants in the RSA New Technology and Renaissance Studies sessions, and in the ITER/MRTS New Technologies in Medieval and Renaissance Studies book series
Announcing Iter Community, a new collaboration resource
We are very pleased to be in touch with news of interest to Iter users, across the 400 or so institutions served by it, of Iter Community.  Initially proposed via discussion with members of the several-hundred-strong community participating in the Iter-sponsored New Technology gatherings at the Renaissance Society of America, at its heart Iter Community offers to enhance our interactions by augmenting the Iter Bibliography and by providing new collaboration tools.
Iter Community helps you to make better use of your Iter Bibliography, providing you with research options beyond those of standard bibliographic resources:

-              The Iter Bibliography contains 1.1 million records and provides a powerful search interface -- with faceted searching, relevance ranking, automatic spelling corrections, did-you-mean suggestions, and automatic combined searching of English/US spellings as well as singular/plural forms.

-              Additional features include:

o             Zotero support
o             RefWorks integration
Zotero and RefWorks are two web-based reference management tools that enable you to build, organize, and share annotated bibliographies with fellow researchers.
o             Open-URL links to full text
o             RSS feeds for every search

Iter Community supports online interaction and workspaces for academic organisations, collegial research area groups, and project specific teams, via access to the Drupal Commons:

-              Drupal Commons is social software that facilitates forming collaborative communities, through a combination of popular social web features.

-              Using Iter’s Drupal Commons facility, you can:

o             Create community groups that can engage in online discussions, sharing of documents, and much, much more
o             Set up personal or group blogs
o             Establish wikis for community writing and conveyance
o             Conduct online polls within the Iter Community
o             Share event announcements on the Iter Community calendar

For more information, please
•             Visit http://community.itergateway.org/, learn more about the features available to those in the Iter Community, and join the group. A user name and password will be e-mailed to you shortly!
•             Follow us on Twitter, @iter_community

You will also be pleased to hear that William Bowen and Ray Siemens are organizing additional conference sessions that document innovative ways in which computing technology is being incorporated into the scholarly activity of our community. Please look for announcements regarding the 2011 SCSC meeting (27-30 October) in Fort Worth, TX, and the 2012 RSA meeting (22-24 March) in Washington, DC. Also, take note that the 3rd volume of essays in the NTMRS series will soon be launched. The volume, Digitizing Material Culture, is edited by Brent Nelson and Melissa Terras.

Looking forward to your thoughts on Iter Community!
The Iter Team


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