The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) has received a major collection of electronic literature and vintage computer hardware from pioneering hypertext author Bill Bly.
By Scott B. Weingart
What I really want to highlight, though, is a brand new feature introduced by Wallace Hooper: automated Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA) of the entire corpus. For those who are not familiar with it, LSA is somewhat similar LDA, the algorithm driving the increasingly popular Topic Models used in Digital Humanities. They both have their strengths and weaknesses, but essentially what they do is show how documents and terms relate to one another.
We are thrilled to announce the launch of a new site, Viewshare.org, a platform for empowering curators, archivists, and librarians to provide access to the digital cultural heritage objects they are preserving.
Interesting discussion of how to use IRC channels to show people how much Wikipedia is actively curated, without requiring them to reload the recent changes page, connect to some cryptic IRC channels, or dig around in some (wonderfully) detailed statistics. More importantly, could it be done in a playful way?
I’ll provide a quick and easy tutorial on using easygui and some usage scenarios.
A slideshare of the presentation “Creative Commons & Digital Preservation” by Jane Park of Creative Commons.
A Slideshare of the “Born-Digital: An Archival Approach” presentation by Jackie Dooley, Program Officer at OCLC Research to the Digital Library Federation.
Slides from “From Crowd Knowledge to Machine Knowledge: use cases with semantics & user interaction in cultural heritage collections” by Lora Aroyo, VU University Amsterdam.
Here’s how you can customize the look of your network visualization so that you can see what you need to see.
Presented to the University of Michigan Teaching and Technology Collaborative (TTC), the presentation, “Introducing the Digital Humanities,” was a whirlwind tour of new large-scale databases and tools for conducting and storing research, and a demonstration of some of the interactive platforms for broadcasting and publishing findings.