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19 Feb 2018

Ethics and Archiving the Web

By | 2018-02-19T15:11:30+00:00 Mon, Feb 19, 2018|Events, News|

MITH is very excited to announce our participation in the Ethics and Archiving the Web National Forum which will be taking place at the New Museum in New York City, March 22-24. This collaboration between Rhizome and the Documenting the Now project will bring together activists, librarians, journalists, archivists, scholars, developers, and designers who are

10 Jan 2018

Jarrett Drake Digital Dialogue

By | 2018-02-21T11:07:23+00:00 Wed, Jan 10, 2018|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

This talk will speculate on the following questions: to what extent and in what ways might communities use archives as avenues to abolish police and prisons in the United States? How can archivists, organizers, and resource allocators use the archive as a means and a method to envision a world without police and prisons,

20 Nov 2017

Using the Digital to Engage Archival Radio Collections: A Panel and Workshop

By | 2017-11-21T14:01:14+00:00 Mon, Nov 20, 2017|

This panel and workshop, planned in conjunction with the 2017 Radio Preservation Task Force Conference, focused on innovative workflows for crowdsourcing linked data to build a web of data that can bridge collective heritage. Panelists discussed their work and research in crowdsourcing or linked open data for radio collections, followed by a Wikidata workshop demonstrating how it can be used to connect archival radio collections to a broader web-based community of knowledge.

31 Oct 2017

Walter Forsberg Digital Dialogue

By | 2018-02-13T16:59:43+00:00 Tue, Oct 31, 2017|Uncategorized|

Walter Forsberg, Media Archivist for the National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian, will present an overview of the new museum’s audiovisual digitization programs and activities, in place since 2014. Forsberg will discuss how NMAAHC established digital file-management workflows, target specifications, equipment sourcing, and access platforms, alongside screenings of newly-digitized

19 Sep 2017

DocNow and Rhizome receive IMLS National Forum grant!

By | 2018-02-22T14:34:45+00:00 Tue, Sep 19, 2017|Alerts, News, Research|

We are thrilled to announce that Documenting the Now, MITH's Mellon-funded collaborative social media preservation initiative with Washington University and the University of California, Riverside, has been awarded a National Forum Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), as part of a new collaboration with arts organization Rhizome. For the full

14 Mar 2017

Avery Dame Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-04-06T12:54:41+00:00 Tue, Mar 14, 2017|Uncategorized|

Digitization and online access are often presented as an important tool for making history, particularly those whose histories are rarely told, accessible to a broader audience. However, what happens to born-digital materials which can technically be accessed—but whose content and format may not be accessible in the contemporary media environment? In this presentation, I’ll

13 Mar 2017

The Transgender Usenet Archive

By | 2017-07-10T11:23:56+00:00 Mon, Mar 13, 2017|

2016-17 Winnemore Digital Dissertation Fellow Avery Dame spent his fellowship year building the Transgender Usenet Archive, a public archive of posts from five targeted Usenet newsgroups which grew in popularity during the 1990’s upswing in online discussion forums, in this case around groups which were central to the development of a transgender community.

27 Feb 2017

Citations: The Renaissance Imitation Mass (CRIM)

By | 2017-03-27T13:21:45+00:00 Mon, Feb 27, 2017|

Citations: The Renaissance Imitation Mass (CRIM) will extend the idea of the quotable text for music in an innovative and open way. The focal point of our inquiry is the so-called “imitation” Mass, a Renaissance musical genre notable for the ways in which its composers derived new, large-scale works from pre-existing ones.

25 Jan 2017

Tracking Changes With diffengine

By | 2017-02-05T21:13:44+00:00 Wed, Jan 25, 2017|Research|

Our most respected newspapers want their stories to be accurate because once the words are on paper, and the paper is in someone’s hands, there’s no changing them. The words are literally fixed in ink to the page, and mass produced into many copies that are pretty much impossible to recall. Reputations can rise and

12 Oct 2016

Gregory Zinman Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-05-12T14:48:25+00:00 Wed, Oct 12, 2016|Uncategorized|

This talk describes the discovery and significance of Etude (1967), a previously unknown work by media artist Nam June Paik identified by the author in the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s recently-acquired Paik archive. Composed at Bell Labs, in collaboration with engineers, and written in an early version of FORTRAN, Etude stands as one of the earliest works of digital art—although