Digital Scholarship in Action

Digital Scholarship News from ZSR Library

DH@Wake Workshop Series: Fall 2019

The Digital Initiatives & Scholarly Communication team is pleased to announce our DH@Wake Workshop Series. Below you’ll find a list of our offerings for the fall 2019 semester and a link to our printable calendar of events. All workshops will be held in ZSR 665, 2:30-4:00 pm, unless otherwise noted. Introduction to OpenRefine September 19,... Continue reading “DH@Wake Workshop Series: Fall 2019”

A Week of Reclaim Hosting

Two days in Durham followed by two days at Wake Forest learning what’s possible with self-service web hosting in higher ed. Truly inspiring! This fall, Wake Forest will officially roll out Reclaim Hosting, which we’re branding as Wake Sites. The service provides campus-wide web hosting for all students, faculty, and staff. To prepare for the... Continue reading “A Week of Reclaim Hosting”

Announcing the DH@Wake 2019 Summer Institute Cohort!

ZSR Library will be hosting its second annual DH@Wake Summer Institute next week, May 13-17. The Digital Initiatives &  Scholarly Communication team is excited to announce our 2019 cohort and to share the week’s schedule. Faculty Cohort Rian Bowie, English Benjamin Coates, History Rowena Kirby-Straker, Communication Amy Lather, Classics A. Z. Obiedat, Middle East &... Continue reading “Announcing the DH@Wake 2019 Summer Institute Cohort!”

Lynn Book Project: Digitizing Performing Arts Materials

Along with digitizing materials from our Special Collections & Archives for our Digital Collections, another important function of ZSR’s digitization lab is providing digitization for WFU faculty who require their materials digitized for research or instruction. A recent notable project is with Lynn Book, professor of Theatre and Dance. The Lynn Book project dates back... Continue reading “Lynn Book Project: Digitizing Performing Arts Materials”

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... Continue reading “Performing the Archive Salon”

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... Continue reading “DH@Wake 2019 Is Around the Corner!”

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... Continue reading “Indelible Objects: The Lynn Book Project and the Intersection of Archives and Performance”

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... Continue reading “Performing the Archive: Omeka and AWS”

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... Continue reading “Archiving Performance and Performing the Archive”

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... Continue reading “Celebrating the Public Domain”