Posts on January 2022

Resources for the study of watermarks

view of a tre lune (three crescents) watermark in a paper folio with arabic manuscript text and illumination

Newly featured on the Islamic Manuscript Studies research guide --- a selection of resources for the study of watermarks, especially useful for Islamic manuscript cultural contexts. A selection of these resources was first published 5 September 2012 on a retired blog platform and subsequently enhanced and updated.

Following a Data Citation through the Publishing Process

In the Spring of 2021, a researcher I regularly work with informed me that he had included the citation to his dataset in the References section of the paper that he had just submitted to AGU JGR Planets, https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2021JE006875. I thought it was an excellent opportunity to follow one of our datasets through the process from a mention in the References section all the way through to the DataCite Data Metrics badge, https://support.datacite.org/docs/...

Contributing a Citation to DataCite - "IsCitedBy"

In early 2021, I was trying to verify whether the DataCite Data Metrics badge, https://support.datacite.org/docs/displaying-usage-and-citations-in-your-repository a tool for displaying usage and citation information, was working or not. However, I had no easy way of knowing whether any of our researchers had actually cited any of the data sets we host in Deep Blue Data in their published articles, let alone whether other researchers had. So, I decided to begin the process of adding citations to...

The Midnight Hour by Elly Griffiths

Cover of The Midnight Hour by Elly Griffiths

In this mystery set in Brighton, England, in 1965, private detective Emma Holmes investigates the murder of a theatrical impresario. His wife, a former music hall star, is accused of killing him. To prove her innocence, she hires Emma and her partner in the firm, Samantha "Sam" Collins, to solve the crime. Emma is also the wife of the police superintendent, Edgar Stephens, and they decide to work together, along with a young police officer, Meg Connolly. Griffiths writes vividly...

Remembering Masayuki Uemura

The staff here at the CVGA were saddened recently to hear of the death of legendary Nintendo engineer Masayuki Uemura at the age of 78. For those who don't know, Uemura was the head engineer behind Nintendo’s first home consoles, including the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and the Super Nintendo (SNES). Gaming couldn’t be what it is today without Uemura and his team; We have a lot to thank him for. Why not come to the archive and play some NES/SNES games in his memory?

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