News related to MITH’s in-house, collaborative, or grant-funded research projects.

8 Apr 2013

Born Digital Working Group: Configuring FRED

By |Mon, Apr 8, 2013|Community, Research|

This post was written by Eric Cartier and also appears on the Special Collections blog. In mid-March, the Tools subgroup met FRED, our Forensic Recovery of Evidence Device. The subject lines we’ve shared since then (e.g., “tinkering with FRED today”) reflect the approach we’re taking:  careful, playful, open-minded. We marveled at all the ports, laid [...]

28 Feb 2013

Developing Policies for a Digital World

By |Thu, Feb 28, 2013|Community, Research|

Before getting to the first post from our Policy & Procedures Group, I'd like to sharing a link to Jennie Levine Knies' "Alas, poor Metadata!" post. I neglected to post it at the time it was written--sorry, Jennie! The following post was written by PoliProc members Robin Pike and Joanne Archer. The Born-Digital Working Group, [...]

25 Feb 2013

New Version of Digital Mishnah Demo

By |Mon, Feb 25, 2013|Faculty Fellows, Fellows, News, Research|

We have released a new version of the demo. Much of the change is in styling and branding, but there are new texts added, some new views, and a new naming convention. New texts. Gradually, I am replacing the sample files with just Bava Metsi’a Ch. 2 with transcriptions covering all of tractate Neziqin (the [...]

29 Jan 2013

The Born Digital Working Group Divides and Conquers

By |Tue, Jan 29, 2013|Community, Research|

Back in October, we introduced the MITH/UM Libraries Born Digital Working Group (BDWG) with a post about processing the Bill Bly Collection.  Since then we’ve firmed up our goals ("start collecting/working with diverse born digital materials in the libraries"  being a bit nebulous and… huge) and divided ourselves into sub-groups to conquer them. Goals and [...]

26 Nov 2012

Digital Curation Workstation

By |Mon, Nov 26, 2012|Research|

A few weeks ago I began putting together MITH’s new digital curation workstation. The primary reason for the workstation was to build a testbed for the BitCurator environment, an open source suite of digital forensics (DF) tools that have been repurposed for the curation of born-digital materials. While there are commercial DF workstations available on [...]

9 Nov 2012

An Early Look at the BitCurator Environment

By |Fri, Nov 9, 2012|Research|

Roughly one year ago members of the BitCurator Professional Experts Panel (PEP) met at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) to help further refine the scope and priorities of the BitCurator project, and ensure that our efforts would have "real world" usefulness for archivists and librarians who are responsible for born-digital materials. [...]

8 Nov 2012

“A Web Developer’s Toolkit for Annotation of Streaming Video”

By |Thu, Nov 8, 2012|Research|

If you haven't heard of Open Annotation, then you’re missing out on the greatest thing since virtual sliced bread. Something as simple as saying, “this should be associated with that,” is powerful. The simple things often are. We’re used to blogs with comments. Each comment is a piece of text associated with the blog entry [...]

12 Oct 2012

We Descended: Processing the Bill Bly Collection with the UMD Born-Digital Working Group

By |Fri, Oct 12, 2012|Community, Research|

This post was co-authored by members of the Born-Digital Working Group. In early September of 2012 the University of Maryland Libraries and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) joined forces to launch its Born-Digital Working Group. As a vehicle for leveraging some rapidly emerging institutional strengths in processing and maintaining born-digital collections, [...]

1 Aug 2012

MITH Demonstrates Video Annotation at OAC Meeting

By |Wed, Aug 1, 2012|Research|

MITH has been involved in the Open Annotation Collaboration for a couple of years now, helping develop a standard way to express annotations on the web using linked data principles. Last week, several in the OAC community met in Chicago to show a series of experiments testing the annotation data model and to discuss the [...]

9 May 2012

Progress Update on the Modern British Archive

By |Wed, May 9, 2012|Faculty Fellows, Fellows, Research|

After a brief pause to reevaluate resources, aims, and methods, the Modern British archive of the Foreign Literatures in America project is back on track and slowly making progress. I’ve recently come to appreciate even more Peter Mallios’ previous blog posts comparing the FLA project to a sea voyage, both in terms of the excitement [...]