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Report: 3D/VR in the Academic Library

About the report: This volume, comprising eight chapters from experts in a variety of fields, examines the use of three-dimensional (3D) and virtual reality (VR) technologies in research and teaching, and the library’s vital role in supporting this work. 3D modeling, 3D capture techniques, and VR enable faculty and students to engage with highly detailed…

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Report: A Research Agenda for Historical and Multilingual Optical Character Recognition

About the report: The Office of Digital Humanities (ODH) is excited to announce the publication of an important new report titled “A Research Agenda for Historical and Multilingual Optical Character Recognition.” The report, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and authored by David Smith and Ryan Cordell of Northeastern University, outlines a set of…

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Report: #MLA19 Presentation – Exploit, Code-Switch, Glitch

From the report: Exploit, Code-Switch, Glitch I’d like to open with two quotes to situate my paper within a DH, perhaps para-DH discourse, that is primarily speculative in its intervention. First, a quote from [SLIDE] “Critical Unmaking: Toward a Queer Computation,” by Jacob Gaboury, we must “acknowledge how futurity has been colonized by the cultural…

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Report: GIS Day 2018

From the report: As part of GIS Day 2018, the Digital Scholarship Group, the Northeastern University Visualization Consortium (NUVis), and the College of Arts, Media and Design brought Nil Tuzcu and Arzu Çöltekin to present on mapping and visualization. Nil Tuzcu is an information designer and urban technologist specializing in spatial data analysis and visualization…

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Report: A Conceptual Guide to Digital Academic Identity

From the report: …One could argue that the Internet provides a similarly serendipitous space. Not only has the web changed the ways in which we, as researchers and as teachers, interact with each other and with the general public, but it also reshaped the concept of academic presence altogether. Through social media, academic social networking…

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Report: A “Digital Research in Early America” Recap

From the report: In October 2018, I participated in the WMQ-UCI Digital Research in Early America workshop hosted by Sharon Block and Josh Piker at University of California-Irvine. This post aims to give those who weren’t able to attend an idea of the conversations and common themes of the new scholarship presented. Most broadly, the…

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Report: Best Practices for Approaching Indigenous New Media

From the report: The following list was compiled out of the Symposium for Indigenous New Media (#SINM18), which was held as part of the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) in June, 2018. We welcome your feedback and suggestions in the comments below. Be a good relation building meaningful relationships with community and individuals. It requires…

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Report: Public Attitudes Toward Computer Algorithms

From the report: Algorithms are all around us, utilizing massive stores of data and complex analytics to make decisions with often significant impacts on humans. They recommend books and movies for us to read and watch, surface news stories they think we might find relevant, estimate the likelihood that a tumor is cancerous and predict…

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Report: Monica Martinez Keynote at Fall Welcome Event – NULab

From the report: The NULab and DSG began the new academic year welcoming Dr. Monica Martinez, Assistant Professor of American Studies and Public Humanities Faculty Fellow at Brown University, as the keynote speaker at Northeastern’s Digital Scholarship Fall Welcome. In her talk, “Lives are Not Metadata: Recovering Histories in Texas,” Martinez explored her work recovering…

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Report: The State of Digital Preservation in 2018

From the report: Our cultural, historic, and scientific heritage is increasingly being produced and shared in digital forms. The ubiquity, pervasiveness, variability, and fluidity of such content raise a range of questions about the role of research libraries and archives in digital preservation in the face of rapid organizational and technological changes and evolving organizational…

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