MITH is pleased to announce that we have been awarded $39,690 from the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) for a prototyping grant in support of the HTRC’s Workset Creation For Scholarly Analysis project. In collaboration with HTRC, MITH will develop a prototype application to facilitate the distributed correction and enhancement of HathiTrust metadata records.
This work builds directly on several previous MITH projects, including a system for HathiTrust metadata correction developed by Travis Brown, MITH Assistant Director of Research and Development, as part of a partnership between MITH and the Princeton Prosody Archive, as well as work with Faculty Fellow Peter Mallios and the Foreign Literatures in America (FLA) team. . . . Continue Reading
When National Public Radio’s daily news show All Things Considered wanted to do a piece on the challenges of digital archives and preservation, they contacted MITH about coming to our offices for an interview. Last week, Audie Cornish came to MITH and interviewed several of our research staff including Executive Director Neil Fraistat, Associate Director Trevor Muñoz, and BitCurator Community Lead Porter Olsen, regarding MITH’s various projects related to digital archives and digital forensics, including the Deena Larsen Collection, the Bill Bly Collection of Electronic Literature, and the BitCurator Project. . . . Continue Reading