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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

Anna Hathcock Reports Her Experience Working in the Preservation Lab

Anna Hathcock Preservation Students Write about the Training and Experiences I asked my student assistants to write about their training experiences in Preservation. I have asked each one to write a short paragraph about their work experience. These students do great work and learn through experience the basic principles and best practices of Preservation and... 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

What Are You Working On: A Graduate Student Spring Breaks at WFU

Special Collections and Archives was pleased to host a graduate student from University of North Carolina at Greensboro over their spring break, something we’ve been able to do the past few years. This year, Damiana Fortenberry worked with Public Services Archivist Rebecca May and Preservation Library Craig Fansler across the week. Here’s more about her... 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

ZSR Improved! New Workstations and Self-Checkout

Over Spring Break, ZSR made a few incremental yet significant changes to better serve the students who will be using our spaces between now and the end of the semester. New Workstations On the 7th floor of the Reynolds wing, we installed 12 individual workstations, each with their own outlet! The new spaces have already... more

The Role of Transparency in the Archives

In Special Collections & Archives (SCA), we are continually focused on the discovery process and providing better and streamlined access to our many collections and materials. In 2016, we decided to create a historical timeline for Wake Forest, capturing the events and individuals from our past. In the process of creating our Historical Timeline, we... 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

WFU Graduate Student Thesis Boot Camp Spring 2019 “Shut Up and Write” Sessions

On Monday and Tuesday, March 11 and 12, the ZSR Library hosted our second annual Graduate Student Thesis Boot Camp “Shut Up and Write” Sessions! Twenty-seven graduates students participated in either one or both days of the event. Coffee and tea were available on-demand from 9a-4p, and box lunches were served to all who attended! We... more

ZSR Staff Picks from the Digital Collections

We added a new section in our Digital Collections this month spotlighting unique items selected from our ZSR staff. Each month our new Staff Picks section will feature three handpicked items to showcase the array of materials within our Digital Collections. I had the pleasure of selecting our picks for the month of March. Dot... more