Digital Scholarship in Action

Digital Scholarship News from ZSR Library

Performing the Archive Salon

Q: What does digital scholarship and performance art have in common? A: The Lynn Book Projects collaboration between ZSR’s DISC team and Theatre & Dance faculty member Lynn Book! Lynn Book, an interdisciplinary, transmedia artist is working with the DISC team to catalog and archive materials from her 40 years of artistic life. Through digitizing... more

DH@Wake 2019 Is Around the Corner!

ZSR Library is proud to announce the second annual DH@Wake Summer Institute, “Textual Data in Digital Humanities Scholarship,” May 13-17, 2019. We invite applications from Wake Forest faculty who are interested in developing a project that uses digital methods for text-based scholarship. This hands-on workshop will teach digital tools and methods for curating and visualizing... more

Indelible Objects: The Lynn Book Project and the Intersection of Archives and Performance

Img source: merriam-webster.com When approaching a project that aims to create a digital exhibit of an artist’s live performances, it’s important to think about where the project exists within the broader scholarly conversation on performing arts archives. Writers such as Carolyn Steedman (Dust) and Diana Taylor (The Archive and the Repertoire) have explored the role... more

Performing the Archive: Omeka and AWS

The Lynn Book project is a multi-year collaboration that aims to digitize artifacts from four decades of live performances and make them freely available via Omeka, a web-publishing platform designed for media-rich online exhibits. In its current iteration, the site serves as a digital archive, and plans for future development include the potential for audiences... more

Archiving Performance and Performing the Archive

Since 2017, members of ZSR’s Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communications (DISC) and Technical Services teams have been collaborating with Lynn Book (Department of Theatre and Dance) to build a digital showcase of Book’s past performances. We are excited to announce the launch of the project’s first phase, Gorgeous Fever, a piece originally performed throughout the... 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

Digital Humanities @ Wake Returns this Summer

Mark your calendars for the second annual DH@Wake Summer Institute the week of May 13-17. The focus of this year’s institute will be textual data and digital texts, with experimentation at both the micro and macro levels. Participating Reynolda campus faculty will receive a $500 stipend for attending the weeklong workshop, with lunch and coffee... more

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

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