Weekly Round-up

day 291_the big list by Ana C. on Flickr. Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/

day 291_the big list by Ana C. on Flickr. Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/

Editor’s Note: Each week, we reflect on the top articles, blog posts, tweets, news, thoughts, and other tidbits we’ve found interesting or useful. Enjoy!

Ryan

I’m undoubtedly a music fan, but I’m nowhere near an expert on musical copyright issues. The recent verdict of the “Blurred Lines” lawsuit pitting Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams against the estate of Marvin Gaye certainly caught the attention of some copyright and music librarians this week. There may be more insightful, legally-astute links out there, but this Slate article gives a quick, if opinionated, summary of the lawsuit and its possible implications.

Washington State University College of Arts and Sciences is hosting a series of free webinars on Critical Making in Digital Humanities. That link gives context to the series overall, and the abstracts, dates, and times of the individual sessions are available here. Procrastinators, take note: the cost is zero, but you do need to sign up for access.

Courtney

I’ve been at the Visual Resources Association annual conference this week. This is my first VRA conference and it has been a wonderful learning experience. I’ve attended workshops on using Adobe Bridge to create embedded metadata and sessions on visual literacy, engaging new technologies, digital humanities, intellectual property rights, and more. Bonus: I got to meet fellow HLS writer Jasmine Burns! Of course, like many students traveling for conferences, school work doesn’t stop, so my evening hours have been spent working on my Capstone project. Less than two months to go until graduation!

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