In the News

In the News features articles on current topics in the Humanities, publications and projects by Berkeley faculty and fellowship participants, and general Townsend Center news.

May 17, 2010
Image of the Vertov logo.

Zotero's "Vertov" allows students and researches to annotate and snip video notes from larger videos and film clips.

May 11, 2010
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The Library of Congress will archive all public tweets, preserving the words and emotions of the online community for history.

May 05, 2010
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A new Ithaka survey reveals that the library is no longer the starting point for many academic researchers.

May 03, 2010
Photo of an iPhone being used to read a book.

The Literary Platform website showcases how traditional publishers and developers are experimenting with multimedia formats for readers.

March 17, 2010
Photo of the Sony e-Reader next to a pile of books.

A Reed College study reports that despite impeding comprehension and difficulty of use, eReaders show potential due to cost savings and lightweight size.

March 02, 2010
Photo of a Gutenberg wooden printing press.

Editor Jason Epstein sees a future in which the infrastructure of print publication is entirely dismantled despite resistance from the publishing industry.