Thursday, October 01, 2015

Call for Multimedia & Technology Reviews - December Issue

ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews Needs You!  Last chance to participate in 2015!

ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews Co-editors are seeking volunteers to author reviews for the December 2015 issue. To volunteer, choose your review topic from the list below and complete our review form by Friday, October 9, 2015.

Contributing to ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews is a great opportunity to get involved with the Society, learn about interesting new resources, and help shape the publication. Please feel free to read thecomplete review guidelines and direct comments and questions about the reviews to

Submitted by ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews Co-editors:
Hannah Bennett
Emilee Mathews
Gabriella Karl-Johnson

Topics for Review
We seek reviewers for the following resources. The snippets are taken from the resource’s web page and are not necessarily the opinions of the M&T Reviews Co-Editors.

RefMe - "RefME is the first citation tool to focus on fully automating citations, accurately. Built out of the frustration that referencing tools were either difficult to use but accurate or simple to use but inaccurate, RefME has made it its mission to solve this problem." -- from RefMe website

POP: Provenance Online Project - - Part blog, part Flickr site, part hosted collection, the Provenance Online Project (POP) from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania "makes digital images of provenance evidence contained in books —bookplates, inscriptions, labels, bindings, and other physical attributes indicating ownership—openly available alongside bibliographic and descriptive metadata.   POP creates a collaborative space in which librarians, scholars, students and bibliophiles from around the world contribute comments, transcriptions, descriptive tags and other information about the provenance images contained in the project with the goal of building identifications of owners associated with specific provenance marks and connecting individual copies of books with past owners." - From project website

Juxta - -  "Juxta is an open-source tool for comparing and collating multiple witnesses to a single textual work. Originally designed to aid scholars and editors examine the history of a text from manuscript to print versions, Juxta offers a number of possibilities for humanities computing and textual scholarship. As a standalone desktop application, Juxta allows users to complete many of the necessary operations of textual criticism on digital texts (TXT and XML)." - from website  (M&T Reviews will coordinate a trial for reviewers)

Chinese-Architects.Com - - A commercial resource which gathers firm and architect profile info in one place.  

luminous-lint - "Institutional websites, wonderful though they are, mostly address their own collections. Luminous-Lint brings together, organises and seeks out connections within over 2,600 public and private collections to provide context to enhance understanding and enjoyment of photography." - from project website

New Master's Academy - - "New Masters Academy is an online fine art institution based out of Newport Coast, California. We challenge the art education establishment by offering superior instruction from some of the world’s best artists all for $19 per month. Our goal is to revolutionize and democratise the existing ineffective and expensive art educational system.The original founders of New Masters Academy sought to improve the way in which art is produced, assessed, and sold. The founders believed, as many others, that the quality of most fine art has suffered tremendously since the time of the Old Masters." - from company website (M&T Reviews will coordinate a trial for reviewers)

Destructables - - A DIY site for projects of protest and creative dissent.

Typographica - - "Typographica is a review of typefaces and type books, with occasional commentary on fonts and typographic design. Edited by Stephen Coles with Caren Litherland and designed by Chris Hamamoto. Founded in 2002 by Joshua Lurie-Terrell. Relaunched in 2009 by Coles and Hamamoto." - from website