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1 Nov 2017

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

By | 2017-11-02T11:10:45+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 | 2017-11-09T12:31:35+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 | 2017-07-10T11:43:48+00:00 Mon, Jul 10, 2017|

Led by the Digital Library Federation, Endangered Data Week, April 17-21, 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 | 2017-04-17T10:53:15+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

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.

7 Feb 2017

Columba Stewart Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-05-12T17:47:16+00:00 Tue, Feb 7, 2017|Digital Dialogues, Events|

The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) at Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota, was founded in 1965 to microfilm Benedictine libraries in Europe. The project grew rapidly beyond its monastic and European focus. In 2003, HMML began to use digital imaging technologies to document the manuscript heritage of ancient Christian communities in the Middle

26 Oct 2016

Alberto Campagnolo Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-05-12T15:14:30+00:00 Wed, Oct 26, 2016|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

Books are primarily physical objects composed of leaves combined in sections, used as writing supports, and bound together. An increasing number of libraries, archives, and other memory institutions are investing considerable amount of money and resources in the digitization of cultural heritage; however, these efforts focus on the text, seldom covering also what material

14 Jul 2016

A Decade of Digital Dialogues Event Recordings and the Challenges of Implementing a Retroactive Digital Asset Management Plan

By | 2017-02-05T21:13:50+00:00 Thu, Jul 14, 2016|Uncategorized|

This is the 5th post in MITH's Digital Stewardship Series. In this post, MITH's summer intern David Durden discusses his work on MITH's audiovisual collection of historic Digital Dialogues events. I was brought on as a summer intern at MITH to work on a digital curation project involving Digital Dialogues, MITH’s signature events program featuring speakers from around

5 Oct 2015

Personal Digital Archiving 2013

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:31+00:00 Mon, Oct 5, 2015|

PDA provides a two-day-long opportunity for researchers and practitioners in the field of personal archiving to convene for presentations and networking. The conference supports a broad community of practitioners working to ensure long term access for various personal collections and archives.