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Digital Scholarship News from ZSR Library

Student Spotlight: Digitizing Eight Years of Old Gold & Black

Lawton Manning has worked in ZSR’s Digitization Lab since his freshman year. He has performed digitization and completed metadata on several projects, beginning with the University and N.C. Baptist Biographical Files Collection. He even remembers the name of the first person’s file that he digitized. “I remember the first file I worked on was that... more

Celebrating the Public Domain

January means new things: new year, new semester, new entries to the public domain. Wait, what was that last one? The public domain? January 1, 2019 marked the first time in more than 20 years that an entire year’s worth of copyrighted works entered the public domain. Until this year, the public domain had essentially... more

World Digital Preservation Day

There isn’t a Hallmark card for the occasion just yet, but today marks the annual World Digital Preservation Day.  Initiated by the Digital Preservation Coalition, the organizers want to inspire archivists, historians, and the general public to help ensure that future generations can find and use our most important digital content. It can be difficult to... more

Toward a Critically Engaged Digital Practice

In September 2018, the American Quarterly published a special issue, Toward a Critically Engaged Digital Practice: American Studies and the Digital Humanities. The issue features a wide range of DH projects, topics, and methods, including articles on digital mapping and DH pedagogy, a digital projects section featuring written summaries of active digital projects and links to the full... more

Digital Scholarship along the Research Pathway

How do digital tools and methods enhance or change research methods? How can born-digital items be created to ensure future use? What are the best ways to document the process and progress of a collaborative digital project? ZSR’s Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communications team can assist in addressing such questions that typically come up in... more

DH@Wake Summer Institute

In May and August, the Digital Initiatives & Scholarly Communication team hosted the inaugural DH@Wake Summer Institute, a weeklong digital humanities workshop for Wake Forest University faculty. Faculty from departments ranging from foreign languages to anthropology to history explored digital humanities tools and methods for research with librarians who support digitally inflected scholarship. Daily topics... more

DH@Wake, August Edition!

ZSR Library is hosting its second DH@Wake Summer Institute this week, August 6-10, 2018. Participants will explore digital humanities tools and methods for research, working with ZSR librarians who support digitally-inflected scholarship at Wake Forest. We are excited to welcome our second faculty cohort and to hear more about their digital projects! Faculty Cohort Michaelle... more

What’s New in ZSR’s Digital Collections?

ZSR’s Digital Collections continues to grow. Over the summer we will be adding new collections, and ingesting new materials to current collections. Let’s take a look at some of the main projects we are working on. New Collection North Carolina Baptist Church and Association Files During the spring semester, we launched the North Carolina Baptist... more

DH@Wake is Around the Corner!

ZSR Library will be hosting the first DH@Wake Summer Institute, May 14-18, 2018. We are excited to announce the first DH@Wake cohort, as well as the events and instruction planned for the week! Faculty Cohort Alessandra Von Burg, Communication Molly Knight, German and Russian T.H.M. Gellar-Goad, Classical Languages Mary Good, Anthropology Carmen Perez-Munoz, Spanish and... more

Deadline Approaching for DH@Wake Summer Institute Registration

The deadline to register for the inaugural DH@Wake Summer Institute is quickly approaching. Register by April 7th to ensure your spot in one of two Institutes: May 14-18 OR August 6-10. Participants will receive at $500 stipend for attending this week-long workshop, where you will explore applications for text mining, digital mapping, online exhibits, and... more