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Visualizing Poetry: Multivariate Data Analysis with Poem Viewer

Introduction to Poem Viewer Poem Viewer was developed by a multidisciplinary team of computer scientist, linguist, poets, and literary scholars at the University of Oxford and the University of Utah under the Digging into Data Challenge. It is an in browser tool that supports close reading through multivariate data analysis. Users are able to visualize, interact with, and identify the…

Event Review: Brooklyn Public Library Volunteer Seminar

On Thursday December 1st, members from the Brooklyn Public library introduced a group of interested Pratt LIS students to the prison library programs in NYC. Nick Franklin from the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) discussed the services he and others help to provide to Rikers Island prison system, including visitation with circulating materials, reader advisory, reference services, and a video call…

NAGPRA, Cultural Heritage, and Twenty-One Years of Repatriation

Introduction In the paper she presented at the 2009 Proceedings of the Libraries in the Digital Age conference, Digital Cultural Heritage: Concepts, Projects, and Emerging Constructions of Heritage, Marija Dalbello touches on the role of both digital and physical cultural heritage in collective memory formation. She explains that “eliciting and recording public conversation about heritage today raises new questions about…

Publishing Art History Digitally: The Present and the Future

In October, the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University brought together art historians, non-profit professionals and art publishers for a symposium not only on the new phenomena of publishing traditional art historical scholarship online, but on how it relates to publishing digital humanities in art history online. Organized by the online art journal, Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide and funded…

Research Without Borders At Columbia University. Effecting Change in Scholarly Communication: Opportunities and Costs

Abstract: Columbia University Libraries hosted a Research Without Borders Event November 21. The event focused around scholarly publishing. The speakers spoke about alternatives to traditional methods of publishing and alternatives to open source with a focus on the economy of publishing. A running theme during the event was re imagining traditional methods to publishing and open source and how authors…

“Conditions of (In)Visibility: Cultivating a Documentary Impulse in the Digital Humanities,” Keynote address by Roxanne Shirazi at Florida State University Library’s Invisible Work in the Digital Humanities Symposium, November 18th, 2016

Abstract: On November 18th, 2016, Roxanne Shirazi delivered a keynote address at Florida State University Libraries’ symposium on Invisible Work in the Digital Humanities. Her presentation, titled “Conditions of (In)Visibility: Cultivating a Documentary Impulse in the Digital Humanities,” addressed the way that focus on a final product, rather than an iterative process, obscures the labor and laborers necessary to create…