We are a group of undergraduate and graduate students in the Digital Humanities program at the University of California, Los Angeles… The database we have created contains information on films, actors, production companies, and other aspects of early silent-era African American race films. The database is intended to allow the public to learn about this period…

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From the post: The Digital Humanities Lab (DHLab) at Yale University Library invites applications for three 12-month Postdoctoral Associate positions for the 2017-2018 academic year. We seek energetic and creative applicants who demonstrate innovative thinking and a proactive approach to the questions that digital humanities methods, approaches, tools, and theories raise in their academic disciplines….

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From the post: To accomplish DPLA’s initial goal of creating an aggregation of metadata for cultural heritage materials, the technological infrastructure developed centered on the item-centric library model for description: one descriptive metadata record for each individual digital “object.” While this method works very well for items catalogued singly, like books, it doesn’t reflect the…

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From the resource: Unfortunately, determining whether an item has entered the public domain requires legal expertise and time-consuming research. Even then, research can be inconclusive and the legal details can be murky. The project team documented these lessons in a book called Finding the Public Domain: Copyright Review Management System Toolkit. The Toolkit shares practical insights gained…

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