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  • 11/17 MITH Digital Dialogue: Jennifer Fleeger, Archiving America: The Vitaphone, the DVD, and Warner Bros. (re)store Jazz History
    histories of the conversion that situate the studio squarely at the lead in what its executives unflinchingly labeled a revolution of the motion picture industry While Warner Bros explicitly appeals for a revision of its former hubris the jazz shorts included in this volume not only support the studio s prior nomination of Al Jolson as the leader of American jazz they characterize American music history as a hodgepodge of white performances lacking a dominant trend and calling for a star In this collection as in many of its other DVD releases Warner Bros recreates the film experience by including contemporary shorts that might plausibly and in some cases would certainly have been screened alongside the feature for which the disc was conceived An attempt at historical accuracy this practice instead constructs a spectator capable only of browsing the past for clues to what both he and the studio already know to be true This presentation considers the practice of archiving American jazz for both the period of conversion and the present reconstruction of the era and argues that the potential for innovation enabled by digital remastering is complicated by Warner s continued efforts to shape the reception of its

    Original URL path: http://mith.info/News/1117-mith-digital-dialogue-jennifer-fleeger-archiving-america-the-vitaphone-the-dvd-and-warner-bros-restore-jazz-history.php (2016-05-01)
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  • MITH Conference Room, McKeldin Library B0135

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    Original URL path: /Our%20World/1118-mith-digital-dialogue-ann-weeks-and-benjamin-bederson-the-international-childrens-digital-library--not-just-for-children-anymore.php (2016-05-01)


  • 10/13 MITH Digital Dialogue: Sayeed Choudhury, An Abundant Humanities Library
    abundant humanities library As a greater amount of these materials becomes available in digital format there is growing evidence that humanists might adopt data driven research or teaching methods that are typically common in the sciences The multi institutional Digging into Data request for proposals represents an example of this new frontier The Roman de la Rose Digital Library led by the Johns Hopkins University represents a useful case study in this realm Choudhury will discuss the implications of the Rose Digital Library for digital librarians and scholars and offer ideas about how humanists might consider developing and leveraging cyberinfrastructure across domains SAYEED CHOUDHURY is the Associate Dean for Library Digital Programs and Hodson Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center at the Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University He is also the Director of Operations for the Institute of Data Intensive Engineering and Science IDIES based at Johns Hopkins He is also a Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at Johns Hopkins a Research Fellow at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and a Senior Presidential Fellow with the Council on Library and Information Resources Coming up

    Original URL path: http://mith.info/Software/1013-mith-digital-dialogue-sayeed-choudhury-an-abundant-humanities-library.php (2016-05-01)
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  • Byte By Byte, Putting It Together: Electronic Editions of Musical Theatre Texts
    electronic editions of musicals would not only be of use to musical theatre scholars but might also help to develop a wider audience for artistically minded as opposed to commercially driven musicals This talk outlines the benefits offered by electronic editions and describes the steps taken by the author to develop an AJAX based electronic edition of the 1998 musical Parade DOUG RESIDE earned his PhD from the University of

    Original URL path: http://mith.info/World%20IT/1128-digital-dialogue-miths-own-doug-reside.php (2016-05-01)
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  • MITH is delighted to announce
    potential contribution of the dissertation to the Digital Humanities 2 The quality of the student s work 3 The likelihood of the student successfully completing the dissertation Applicants will be asked to submit an application form a 500 1000 word abstract written for a general audience a statement of work completed to date work remaining and expected completion date a curriculum vitae and two letters of recommendation one of which

    Original URL path: http://mith.info/Interesting%20About%20IT/call-for-applicants-2008-winnemore-dissertation-fellowship.php (2016-05-01)
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  • Save As: Receiving the Larsen Collection?
    with acquiring and saving the rich and various creative legacy we have inherited from the first generation of personal computing The arrival of Deena s collection at MITH furnishes us with invaluable source material which will further both our in house research in digital curation and preservation as well as function as a primary resource for researchers interested in early hypertext and electronic literature This talk will introduce the collection to the MITH community and discuss future research agendas We intend a wide ranging conversation from the practicalities and ethics of preservation to the implications of born digital material for textual and editorial theory MATTHEW KIRSCHENBAUM is Associate Professor of English and Associate Director of MITH as well as a Vice President of the Electronic Literature Organization He has been lecturing widely this semester on The Remaking of Reading a version of which just appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education His book Mechanisms New Media and the Forensic Imagination will be published in January by the MIT Press JOHN MURRAY is currently pursuing a self designed undergraduate major in digital narratives at the University of Maryland having studied Digital Art and creative writing for two years at Towson University

    Original URL path: http://mith.info/Interesting%20About%20IT/december-4th-digital-dialogue-matthew-kirschenbaum-and-john-murray-save-as-receiving-the-larsen-collection.php (2016-05-01)
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  • Digital Humanities
    credit spring course through the English department on the basic applied elements of the programming for the digital humanities Participants will learn the basics of HTML CSS JavaScript PHP XML TEI and MySQL The goal is to provide attendees with the skills necessary to construct a simple online electronic edition The course will run from 3 30 6 00 on Tuesdays in the MITH conference room This is a 400

    Original URL path: http://mith.info/Interesting%20About%20IT/new-spring-course-on-digital-humanities.php (2016-05-01)
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  • The Internet Archive and the Digital Humanities?
    and Open Education Resources videotaped lectures for entire college level courses and the supporting materials These collections comprise over two petabytes of data stored in the Archive s Digital Repository in San Francisco The Internet Archive is active in the open source software community and has developed several widely used tools for web harvesting search and management of clustered storage environments The Archive is dedicated to open source principles accordingly all software used and developed by the Internet Archive is open source and open access As an active technology partner in the academic library and research communities the Archive has become both a storage partner and content source for educators and researchers Its role as a unifier of open access content sources is growing through collaborative projects in book scanning and access large collections of imagery and other content formats as well as its roles as administrator of the Open Content Alliance www opencontentalliance org and as a co founder of the International Internet Preservation Consortium www iipc org The Archive is engaging in several projects that can directly serve educators and researchers in the Digital Humanities community In this talk LINDA FRUEH will describe the collections projects and capabilities of the Internet Archive and hopes to generate lively discussion in how the Archive can work to better support the conduct of Digital Humanities studies Ms FRUEH is a Director at the Internet Archive one of the world s largest online digital libraries At the Archive she manages the development of large partnerships and collaborative projects coordinates activities of the Open Content Alliance and manages grant writing for large projects Ms FRUEH joined the Archive after a sixteen year career with technology companies in Silicon Valley Her previous positions included Vice President for Corporate Business Development at Lexar Media Inc

    Original URL path: http://mith.info/Interesting%20About%20IT/november-27th-digital-dialogue-linda-frueh-the-internet-archive-and-the-digital-humanities.php (2016-05-01)
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