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Developments at the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC)

The HathiTrust Research Center has announced an important development towards the availability of the full HathiTrust corpus to scholars that use computational methods (“text-mining”) in their research.  The press release also includes a timeline for future steps that will make the entire corpus of HathiTrust, regardless of copyright, open for scholars using computational methods. What […]

Digital Image Collections Consolidation in Shared Shelf

For almost a decade, we have been supporting and maintaining the LUNA Insight and ARTstor visual image delivery platforms for various types of visual resources.  LUNA was added earlier as an asset manager for images, and many of our legacy collections were until very recently housed there.  The LUNA architecture was administrated in-house.  ARTstor was […]

Invitation to Apply for Digital Scholarship Fellowships

We are pleased to invite applications for the Digital Scholarship Fellowship position. Hosted by the DSPS unit since 2012, the fellowship program aims to provide opportunities for CUL staff to expand their skills and experiences in developing, delivering, and assessing digital scholarship services. It supports the CUL objectives of “empowering staff to explore gaps in their […]

Announcing the Preserving and Emulating Digital Art Objects White Paper

In 2013, Cornell University Library received a research and development grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to design a framework for preserving access to digital art objects. The Preservation and Access Frameworks for Digital Art Objects project (PAFDAO) was undertaken in collaboration with Cornell University’s Society for the Humanities and the Rose Goldsen […]

Persuasive Cartography: The PJ Mode Collection

Launched in spring 2015, Persuasive Cartography: The PJ Mode Collection is a collection of “persuasive maps” — maps intended to influence beliefs or communicate opinions, rather than convey solely geographic information. The 310 maps were donated to the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections by alum PJ Mode ‘60, and were digitized by Digital Consulting […]

New Arts & Sciences Grants Announced

We are pleased to announce the following projects have been funded for the 2015 Arts & Sciences Grants Program for Digital Collections. These initiatives will expand our digital primary material collections for research and teaching. They will also contribute to the burgeoning field of scholarship in the digital humanities through the use of innovative digital […]

Mapping options – a DSPS Fellowship report

Digital Scholarship and Preservation Services had the good fortune to host Noah Hamm, Public Services Assistant at Mann Library, on a brief DSPS fellowship from from 9/2014-2/2015.  One current need that arises as we seek to support of scholars is their need for tools that visualize data as maps.  Given Noah’s interest in the visualization […]

Expanded Alexander Kluge Website

We are pleased to announce the release of the newly expanded digital collection revolving around the works – and intellectual networks – of Alexander Kluge: Alexander Kluge: Cultural History in Dialogue. Alexander Kluge is a leading public intellectual, filmmaker, and cultural theorist in Germany, whose vast corpus of work engages with a broad range of […]

Summer Graduate Fellowship Program in Digital Scholarship

In July-August 2014, Cornell University Library (CUL) and the Society for the Humanities co-sponsored a second year of its five-week summer fellowship program for graduate students in the humanities. Piloted as an internship in Summer 2013, this program was inspired by the recognition that humanities graduate students at Cornell need additional opportunities to develop digital skills and […]

AV Preservation Census

We are pleased to announce that the Cornell AudioVisual Preservation team is launching a campus-wide census which will gather important data regarding our ‘at-risk’ AV formats. We will assess condition, format stability, uniqueness, and scholarly value. This is an important first step in developing a more comprehensive preservation strategy. This pilot initiative is being jointly […]

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