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Digital Scholarship News from ZSR Library

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”

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... Continue reading “Digital Humanities @ Wake Returns this Summer”

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... Continue reading “Student Spotlight: Digitizing Eight Years of Old Gold & Black”

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... Continue reading “World Digital Preservation Day”

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... Continue reading “Toward a Critically Engaged Digital Practice”

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... Continue reading “Digital Scholarship along the Research Pathway”