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View Resource HERO: Higher Education and Research Opportunities in the UK

The 2001 United Kingdom's university system Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) is now freely available to the Internet public. Provided by Higher Education and Research Opportunities (HERO), RAE 2001 was a UK-wide endeavor that allowed publicly funded universities and colleges to submit data regarding their research activities. A panel of judges then assessed the data, and ratings were assigned...
View Resource AlphaGalileo

AlphaGalileo is designed for science journalists, but anyone with an itch for breaking academic news will enjoy this research-rich site. Readers may browse by region, including Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America, Oceania, and this Scout Editor’s favorite: Extraterrestrial. Next, try trawling the site by Science, Health, Society, Humanities, Arts, Applied...

View Resource Stanford Humanities Lab

Started in 2000, the Stanford Humanities Lab (SHL) discovers "fascinating futures to be explored in ignoring and crossing disciplinary borders." The Lab engages in a number of research projects that are collaborative, co-creative, and team-based. These projects have resulted in new media projects, interactive archives, predictive models of social changes, and exhibitions. Users can browse the...
View Resource Open Humanities Press

As more and more journals elect to move to an open-source model, it is delightful to learn about the existence of the Open Humanities Press (OHP). Their mission is "to make leading works of contemporary critical thought freely available worldwide." First-time visitors will want to look over the "About OHP" section before delving into the rest of the site. Afterwards, they should feel free to look...
View Resource Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory

What exactly is a "Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Advanced Collaboratory" (HASTAC)? It is a "consortium of humanists, artists, social scientists, scientists, and engineers committed to new forms of collaboration across communities and disciplines fostered by creative uses of technology." Anyone is welcome to join HASTAC after registering on the website, and then they will be able to...
View Resource HERA: Humanities in the European Research Area

In 2002, funding from the Netherlands, Denmark, and Ireland spurred the creation of the Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA). By 2005, the organization had defined its mission as a "network of national funding agencies and the European Science Foundation...committed to leading and developing funding opportunities for humanities researchers in Europe...and sharing management practices...
View Resource The University of Michigan Digital Humanities Series

The University of Michigan Digital Humanities Series is designed to "feature rigorous research that advances understanding of the nature and implications of the changing relationship between humanities and digital technologies." The website contains books, monographs, and a range of experimental formats that are made available at no charge. A great place to start is the "Our Books" area. Here...
View Resource Center for Research Libraries

Located on Chicago's South Side, the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) is an international consortium of university, college, and independent research libraries. The CRL was founded in 1949, and since then it has expanded its work to include digital preservation and access projects. Visitors with an interest in the world of information sciences can click on the Archiving & Preservation area to...
View Resource Open Knowledge Repository

Is there anything better than free and unfettered access to knowledge? The World Bank has created this massive archive to bring together all of its "research outputs and knowledge products." The Open Knowledge Repository (OKR) was created to improve access to these materials, and the hope is that the archive will allow "anyone in the world to use Bank knowledge to develop solutions to development...

View Resource Digital Humanities Now

Started in 2009, Digital Humanities Now (DHNow) is "an experimental edited publication that highlights and distributes informally published digital humanities scholarship and resources from the open web." A scrolling set of resources on the homepage features the Editor's Choice, which includes Grasping Technology, Trends in Digital Scholarship Centers, and other helpful topics. Moving on, visitors...

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