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24 Nov 2014

Music Addressability API

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:07+00:00 Mon, Nov 24, 2014|Alerts, News, Research|

The Enhancing Music Notation Addressability project (EMA) is creating a system to address specific parts of a music document available online. By addressing we mean being able to talk about a specific music passage (cfr. Michael Witmore’s blog post on textual addressability). On paper, something equivalent could be done by circling or highlighting a part

23 Jul 2014

MITH Directors Kirschenbaum and Muñoz featured at Digital Preservation 2014

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:09+00:00 Wed, Jul 23, 2014|Alerts, Research|

Two MITH Directors played key roles at the 2014 Digital Preservation conference, the annual meeting of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program and the National Digital Stewardship Alliance.  The goal of the conference is to bring together the brightest minds exploring solutions to the challenges of stewarding digital content over the long-term.  Associate Director Matthew

27 Apr 2014

Two New Start-Up Grants

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:10+00:00 Sun, Apr 27, 2014|News, Research|

MITH is delighted to announce that the University of Maryland has been awarded two Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Enhancing Music Notation Addressability (EMA) was awarded $59,971, and will be led by MITH Research Programmer Raffaele Viglianti. EMA originates from the idea that music notation, like text, can be

20 Mar 2014

The Walt Whitman Archive

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:11+00:00 Thu, Mar 20, 2014|Community, News, Research|

In the past few months, MITH has been developing software for a project related to the Walt Whitman Archive. The Walt Whitman Archive is an electronic research and teaching tool that sets out to make Whitman's vast work, for the first time, easily and conveniently accessible to scholars, students, and general readers. Working in collaboration

24 Jan 2014

The Shelley-Godwin Archive: From a Textual to a Digital Condition

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:12+00:00 Fri, Jan 24, 2014|Community, Research|

At MITH we have been experimenting with the networked, distributed transcription and encoding of manuscripts during the first phase of our work on the Shelley-Godwin Archive, a project that aims to provide the digitized manuscripts of Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, William Godwin, and Mary Wollstonecraft. The Archive will thus bring together for the

4 Dec 2013

The Future of Accessibility with BrailleSC.org and BrailleRISE

By | 2013-12-04T09:30:08+00:00 Wed, Dec 4, 2013|Community, News, Research|

Making the Digital Humanities More Open, a level 2 Digital Humanities Start Up grant funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, ended its work earlier this fall. A partnership between the University of South Carolina Upstate and the University of Maryland's Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), the project featured a team

12 Nov 2013

Wrapping up GSoC Work on MITHgrid

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:13+00:00 Tue, Nov 12, 2013|Community, Research|

Google Summer of Code 2013 (GSoC 2013) has successfully come to an end. I would like to thank James Smith for his patient mentoring. His conceptions on professionalism and pragmatic problem solving approach were highly useful. It was a pleasure working with the MITH team. The MITHgrid library is a data-centric, event-driven, responsibility-based library. In the