Category Archives: all things digital

How do blind people understand race? What does quantitative data reveal about the real “game change” in the 2012 presidential election? Is digital data crunching proving that Jane Austin thumps Herman Melville and Charles Dickens in terms of literary influence? These … Continue reading

Cary Nelson, former president of the American Association of University Professors, talks to Inside Higher Ed about intellectual property rights on campus. “There’s no need for universities to own the online course you create,” Nelson said. “All the university needs … Continue reading

The May 1, 2013, edition of Inside Higher Ed featured an Intellectual Affairs column on Matthew Jockers’s new book Macroanalysis: Digital Methods and Literary History. From IHE: Jockers uses his digital tools to analyze novels by, essentially, crunching  them–determining what … Continue reading

For the month of March we have lowered the e-book list price of six Women’s History titles in the University of Illinois Press catalog to $2.99. The Moral Property of Women: A History of Birth Control Politics in America by Linda … Continue reading

For the month of February we have lowered the e-book list price of four Black History titles in the University of Illinois Press catalog to $2.99. Sojourner Truth’s America by Margaret Washington Winner of the inaugural 2010 OAH Darlene Clark Hine Award … Continue reading

A Technology column in the January 27, 2013, edition of The New York Times featured Matthew Jockers’s forthcoming book Macroanalysis: Digital Methods and Literary History. ANY list of the leading novelists of the 19th century, writing in English, would almost … Continue reading

Forbes.com investigates the current e-book lending situation at public libraries in an article titled The Wrong War Over eBooks: Publishers vs. Libraries. The challenge to libraries is not insignificant.  Four of the six publishers are not providing eBooks to libraries … Continue reading

Yesterday Lee Bessette posted about the benefits and pitfalls of doing and defining digital humanities (DH) in Inside Higher Ed’s Blog U: College Ready Writing, “Why I Support an Open Definition of DH“: “This is why I think the big … Continue reading

Inside Higher Ed reported this morning on a recent survey of iPad and e-textbook use by college students on four-year campuses. “But even as iPad adoption appears to have stagnated, e-textbooks show signs of finally gaining traction. Twenty percent of students … Continue reading

In today’s Inside Higher Ed, Scott Jaschik reported on sessions taking place at the Modern Language Association’s annual meeting discussing the role of traditional blind peer review in scholarly publications in light of the ever-evolving digital landscape for current and … Continue reading