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Archive for July, 2011

Open Source Textbook Collection

Categories: Tech Tools, Uncategorized

Google Map of the 2010 census, in progress

Yale opens up digital collections..

Categories: Art History, Tech Tools

Art History RSS Feeds

This is an ever-updating list of useful RSS feeds related to Art History.  Students, please email me to approve the RSS feed that you want to share before you share it.

http://arthistorynewsletter.com/blog/?feed=rss2                 Blog of the Art History Newsletter

http://bloggingpompeii.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss      Blogging Pompeii

lacma.wordpress.com/feed        The LACMA blog

http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/feed/            A Getty Museum(s) Blog

http://www.smarthistory.org/podcast-xml-for-all-museums          Smart History podcast

http://smarthistory.org/blog/feed/        Smart History Blog

http://artid.com/rss/blog/art_in_history     Peter Barnett’s awesome Art History Blog

http://www.arthistory.ucla.edu/index.php?format=feed&type=rss         UCLA Art History Department
Categories: Art History

Shakespeare App

The Shakespeare app is worth downloading, even if just to have a nice copy of the bard’s work presented in a somewhat media-rich context.  I must say, though, the choice for some of the images associated with the plays are sometimes pretty out there.  I’m not sure if it is worth paying 9.99 for the “pro” version, because all of that content is readily available online (e.g. info about scansion, interpretation, and portraits of Shakespeare).

 

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/shakespeare/id285035416?mt=8

 

A search for “Shakespeare” in the app store brings this right up.

Transferring keynote or powerpoints presentations to the iPad

This is an incredibly useful tip.  It is probably the case that the new iOS5 will include support for transferring such files via Cloud instead of cable, but in the meantime…..:

 

http://www.askdavetaylor.com/how_to_copy_move_keynote_presentations_onto_apple_ipad.html

Categories: Tech Tools

open source textbooks, content and blog

Browse the site for open source, “college-level” textbooks…..all that I have explored are wonderful, and I would love to hear other thoughts/recommendations/frowns about the offerings here.  I am most definitely using their Art History textbook (SmartHistory) as one tool among others.

 

Content browsable by subject:

http://collegeopentextbooks.org/opentextbookcontent/open-textbooks-by-subject.html

Links to their neat blog:

Webpage: http://collegeopentextbooks.org/blog/

RSS feed:  http://collegeopentextbooks.org/blog/feed/

Categories: Tech Tools