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14 May 2018

Unlocking the Airwaves

By | 2018-05-18T11:34:46+00:00 Mon, May 14, 2018|

Unlocking the Airwaves: Revitalizing an Early Public and Educational Radio Collection is a multi-institutional collaboration between MITH, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Wisconsin Historical Society, and the University Libraries at the University of Maryland, with collaborative support from the American Archive of Public Broadcasting at WGBH/Library of Congress, and the Radio Preservation Task Force. The goal of the project is to create a comprehensive online collection of early educational public radio content from the National Association of Educational Broadcasters (NAEB).

9 Apr 2018

MITH Receives NEH Grant

By | 2018-04-16T14:02:39+00:00 Mon, Apr 9, 2018|Alerts, News, Research|

MITH is pleased to announce an award from the National Endowment for the Humanities 2017 Humanities Collections and Reference Resources program for Unlocking the Airwaves: Revitalizing an Early Public and Educational Radio Collection. Unlocking the Airwaves, directed by Stephanie Sapienza with Co-PI Eric Hoyt, is a multi-institutional collaboration between MITH, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the

5 Mar 2018

Lakeland Community Heritage Project Digital Archive

By | 2018-04-09T12:01:02+00:00 Mon, Mar 5, 2018|

The Lakeland Community Heritage Project Digital Archive  is a partnership between the Lakeland Community Heritage Project (LCHP), Dr. Mary Corbin Sies of University of Maryland’s Department of American Studies, and MITH,  to document an historic African American community before and after segregation and contribute to an understanding of urban renewal’s impact on communities of color.

20 Feb 2018

Alison Langmead Digital Dialogue

By | 2018-03-13T11:17:30+00:00 Tue, Feb 20, 2018|Uncategorized|

Since the early days of the field, art and architectural historians have relied on image-based reproductions of our primary source material to do our work. And yet, Photography and digitization—the two main image-reproduction technologies of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries—do not duplicate their subjects uncritically. They have actively shaped our disciplines in sometimes overt,

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

19 Feb 2018

Endangered Data Week, February 26 – March 2, 2018

By | 2018-02-19T14:44:29+00:00 Mon, Feb 19, 2018|Events|

Led by the Digital Library Federation, Endangered Data Week, February 26 – March 2, is an international, collaborative effort, coordinated across campuses, nonprofits, libraries, citizen science initiatives, and cultural heritage institutions, to shed light on public datasets that are in danger of being deleted, repressed, mishandled, or lost. The goals of Endangered Data Week are to

1 Nov 2017

Books.Files: New project to help scholars assess digital components of today’s bookmaking

By | 2018-03-26T15:25:17+00:00 Wed, Nov 1, 2017|Alerts, Research|

COLLEGE PARK, MD—The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities at the University of Maryland and the Book Industry Study Group are pleased to announce Books.Files, a new project funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to assess the potential for the archival collection and scholarly study of digital assets associated with today’s trade publishing

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

10 Jul 2017

Endangered Data Week

By | 2018-05-14T15:53:54+00:00 Mon, Jul 10, 2017|

Led by the Digital Library Federation, Endangered Data Week, February 26 - March 2, 2018, is an international, collaborative effort, coordinated across campuses, nonprofits, libraries, citizen science initiatives, and cultural heritage institutions, to shed light on public datasets that are in danger of being deleted, repressed, mishandled, or lost. The goals of Endangered Data Week are to promote care for endangered collections by publicizing the availability of datasets; increasing critical engagement with them, including through visualization and analysis; and by encouraging political activism for open data policies and the fostering of data skills through workshops on curation, documentation and discovery, improved access, and preservation.

4 Apr 2017

Josh Shepperd Digital Dialogue

By | 2018-03-28T16:23:56+00:00 Tue, Apr 4, 2017|Uncategorized|

At a moment when public media is facing the threat of elimination from lawmakers, this presentation examines the organizational contributions made by noncommercial media research to U.S. informational history. Taking an institutional approach, this presentation looks at the infrastructural origins of public media in archival distribution practices after WWII. In 1948 educational broadcasters were