Digital Preservation and the Rehearsing of the Form/Content Divide

Posted by on Mar 7, 2014 in Digital Projects, library | No Comments

As I was thinking about this week’s blogging question I cam across the International Research on Permanent Authentic Records in Electronic Systems (InterPARES) project. This projects’ mandate is to developing  knowledge around how to digitally preserver records for the long-term, and provide input into standards, policies and strategies for digital preservation. I was looking at the InterPARES Creator […]

Extending the XML Encoding Challenge into a Digital Prototype

Posted by on Feb 21, 2014 in Digital Projects, Digital Scholarship | No Comments

As Mike and I worked through the encoding challenge we took very detailed notes. We wanted to carefully keep track of what we were doing, in particular  the tags we were choosing and why, the decisions we were making and the moments of discussion and confusion that we encountered. We wanted to comprehensively document our […]

The Fluid Page

Posted by on Feb 21, 2014 in Code, Digital Scholarship | No Comments

Deep Surface presents an interesting experiment in page design. It is a project, built by artist Stewart Moulthrop, that  seeks to explore what the reading experience would look like if  the page–imagined here as both the page of a book and a webpage–were constructed of “some pliable fluid, like water, so that we could dive gradually […]

Johnson’s Unpublished Dictionary Revisions

Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 in Digital Projects, Digital Scholarship | No Comments

For our XML encoding challenge project Mike and I decided to digitize a entry from Samuel Johnson’s unpublished edits to the “B” section of his dictionary. We found this material in a secondary source published by Johnson scholar Allan Reddick.  In this secondary source,  Reddick transcribed the handwritten edits and provided additional information to help clarify […]

Digitizing the Human Body

Posted by on Jan 28, 2014 in Digital Projects | No Comments

The Visible Human Project (VHP) offers an interesting example to think though issues surrounding representation and digitization. VHP project is sponsored by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, focused on: “[creating] complete, anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representations of the normal male and female human bodies…in MRI, CT and anatomical modes”; and “…produc[ing] a system of knowledge structures that […]