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14 Feb 2011

Introducing TILE 0.9

By | 2017-02-05T21:15:32+00:00 Mon, Feb 14, 2011|Research|

We’re excited to announce the redesigned website for and public release of The Text-Image Linking Environment (TILE), a web-based tool for creating and editing image-based electronic editions and digital archives of humanities texts. This initial release of TILE 0.9 features tools for importing and exporting transcript lines and images of text, an image markup tool,

7 Feb 2011

The Question(s) of Digital Humanities

By | 2017-02-05T21:15:33+00:00 Mon, Feb 7, 2011|Community, News, Research|

The following remarks are a slightly modified version of a presentation made by MITH Director, Neil Fraistat, for the TILTS Symposium Roundtable: “WHAT IS DIGITAL HUMANITIES?” In order to open conversation on this topic, Fraistat draws together quotations from some of the most recent statements on the subject and articulates a set of questions through

3 Jan 2011

MITH in Top Ten!

By | 2011-01-03T15:22:44+00:00 Mon, Jan 3, 2011|News, Research|

Work led by MITH on a Mellon-funded symposium and CLIR report on Digital Forensics and Born-Digital Content in Cultural Heritage Collections has been recognized by the Library of Congress in its year-end roundup of Top Ten Digital Preservation Developments in 2010! (Also mentioned is our work on the Preserving Virtual Worlds project, which was a

15 Dec 2010

Digital Forensics and Cultural Heritage

By | 2010-12-15T10:44:48+00:00 Wed, Dec 15, 2010|News, Research|

MITH is pleased to announce the availability of Digital Forensics and Born-Digital Content in Cultural Heritage Collections, a new CLIR report emerging from a Mellon-sponsored workshop held last spring at the University of Maryland and led by MITH's own Matt Kirschenbaum. The report was written by Matthew G. Kirschenbaum, Richard Ovenden, and Gabriela Redwine, with

4 Oct 2010

Preserving Virtual Worlds 2 Funded

By | 2017-02-05T21:15:36+00:00 Mon, Oct 4, 2010|News, Research|

The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), the College of Information Studies, and the Department of English at the University of Maryland are very pleased to announce their participation in a $785,000 National Leadership Grant awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the next stage of the Preserving Virtual Worlds project

21 Sep 2010

Preserving Virtual Worlds Releases Final Report, Shortlisted for Digital Preservation Award

By | 2017-10-04T11:09:32+00:00 Tue, Sep 21, 2010|News, Research|

Two exciting news items from the Preserving Virtual Worlds project, where MITH has been a partner alongside of the University of Illinois, Stanford University, and the Rochester Institute of Technology, as well as Linden Lab, creators of Second Life. The project has released its final report, 195 pages detailing two years worth of findings from

10 Sep 2010

MITH Launches Vintage Computing Site

By | 2017-02-05T21:15:40+00:00 Fri, Sep 10, 2010|News, Research|

MITH is very pleased to announce a new Web site devoted to its sizable (and growing) collection of vintage computers, retro software, and other artifacts from the early era of personal computing. The centerpiece of the site is a a considered metadata and modeling approach to computing hardware, whereby individual components of the vintage machines

3 May 2010

Preserving Virtual Worlds Hits the Airwaves Again

By | 2016-01-04T15:57:18+00:00 Mon, May 3, 2010|News, Research|

Following Matthew Kirschenbaum's appearance on the Kojo Nnamdi show last month, Rachel Donahue and Kari Kraus discuss the Preserving Virtual Worlds project on today's Maryland Morning show with Sheilah Kast on Baltimore's WYPR 88.1 FM (their segment starts about 11 minutes in).

7 Mar 2010

Announcing Musical Theatre Online!

By | 2017-02-05T21:15:43+00:00 Sun, Mar 7, 2010|News, Research|

The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) is proud to announce the launch of the prototype of Music Theatre Online (MTO), a freely accessible web-based archive of musical and music theatre. Funded by a Digital Humanities Startup grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, MTO provides a model for online scholarly archives

11 Feb 2010

Reading for the Snowbound (and the Rest of You)

By | 2017-02-05T21:15:44+00:00 Thu, Feb 11, 2010|News, Research|

For any of you who are snowed in or otherwise looking for interesting reading, The Atlantic has a brief piece about the Preserving Virtual Worlds Project, featuring Matt Kirschenbaum and Kari Kraus. The second link is from an online New York Times debate about whether school libraries still need books, featuring Matt Kirschenbaum as one