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

11 Sep 2013

The Future of Information Alliance (FIA) Robert W. Deutsch Foundation 2013-2014 Seed Grant Competition

By | Wed, Sep 11, 2013|Opportunities, Research|

The Future of Information Alliance (FIA) Robert W. Deutsch Foundation 2013-2014 Seed Grant Competition Help solve the information challenges of today's world. Student teams work with faculty mentors and FIA Partners on real world problems. Four teams will each win grants of up to $25,000. Join us September 24, 2-4 pm in the Colony Ballroom [...]

10 Sep 2013

Visualizing Data with MITHgrid

By | Tue, Sep 10, 2013|Community, Research|

We are quite a way through GSoC! It has been very interesting and informative experience until now. MITHgrid is a very powerful library because it places data at the center of its activities. It is very structured taking into the fact that JavaScript lacks many of the classical object oriented concepts. We are working on [...]

7 Aug 2013

Improving MEI to VexFlow

By | Wed, Aug 7, 2013|Community, Research|

MEI to VexFlow is a JavaScript library used to render music notation encoded according to the  Music Encoding Initiative (MEI) format. MEI is a community-driven effort to create a commonly-accepted, digital, symbolic representation of music notation documents, while keeping in mind the needs of textual scholars and the Digital Humanities. The three-month project supported by [...]

26 Jul 2013

Announcing Accessible Future and “O Say Can You See”: Early Washington, D.C. Law and Family Project

By | Fri, Jul 26, 2013|Community, Events, Research|

MITH is delighted to announce that it has received an award from the 2013 National Endowment for the Humanities Office of Digital Humanities Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities (IATDH) competition for the Building an Accessible Future for Humanities Project and will also serve as a partner in "O Say Can You See": [...]

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. [...]