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Quilt Index website expands

24 November on Announcements, Quilts

The Quilt Index, quiltindex.org, the world’s foremost online resource for images and metadata about historic and contemporary quilts, has just launched its website upgrade. Thanks to funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the site now provides access to records […]

MATRIX Senior Staff Members Participate in MSU Digital Curation Planning Project

05 October on Announcements

The project team for a new digital curation planning initiative at Michigan State University includes two MATRIX senior staff members: Lisa Schmidt, electronic records archivist at MATRIX and digital preservation analyst for the University Archives & Historical Collections (UAHC), serves […]

Now Online: Africa Past and Present, Episode 31

15 September on Africa, Announcements, Multimedia & Digital Archives

Africa Past and Present is hosted by Michigan State University historians Peter Alegi and Peter Limb and produced by Matrix. In this 31st episode, part 2 (of 3) in a series on African Diasporas, hosts Peter Alegi and Peter Limb […]

“Africa Past and Present” Podcast Audience Grows

11 September on Africa, Announcements, Multimedia & Digital Archives, Project Highlights

In August the MATRIX/History Department Africa Past and Present podcast, co-hosted by Peter Alegi and Peter Limb, set new records for unique visitors and for total number of visits in a single month. With four months left (and six more […]

MATRIX Attends NARA Great Lakes Region E-Forum

26 August on Announcements, Conferences, Multimedia & Digital Archives

On August 25, Lisa Schmidt, electronic records archivist at MATRIX, attended an e-forum presented by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Great Lakes Region and the State of Michigan at the Michigan Library and Historical Center in Lansing. Keynote […]

MATRIX Presents on H-Net E-Mail List Preservation at Annual SAA Meeting in Austin

26 August on Announcements, Conferences, Multimedia & Digital Archives

Lisa Schmidt, electronic records archivist at MATRIX, participated in the Society of American Archivists (SAA) annual meeting in Austin, Texas, August 12-15. As part of the standing room only session “Building Sustainable Preservation Environments for Born-Digital Records: Three Case Studies,” […]

Women in Science: New digital media archive

20 August on Announcements, Multimedia & Digital Archives, Project Highlights

The Women in Science website is a new digital media archive that uses KORA, MATRIX’s digital repository application, to deliver text access to the written works of several women scientists, including the works of the marquise Du Châtelet, and biographies […]

MATRIX to Create Major Online Repository of African Oral Narratives

18 August on Africa, Announcements, Oral History

MATRIX in cooperation with MSU’s Department of History and African Studies Center, has won a $750,000 award from the US Department of Education to partner with African scholars to collect oral histories, folklore, and songs from Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Malawi, […]

MATRIX Receives Grant to Develop Islam in West Africa Digital Library

18 August on Africa, Announcements

A $250,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant will fund a new MATRIX digital library project on Islamic Practices in West Africa.  Four scholars, including MSU’s University Distinguished Professor David Robinson from the Department of History, will conduct research on […]

MATRIX Participates in Workshop on Managing Desktop Digital Records

21 July on Announcements, Conferences, Multimedia & Digital Archives

On July 17, Lisa Schmidt, electronic records archivist at MATRIX, attended “Managing the Digital University Desktop,” a Society of American Archivists (SAA) workshop held at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center on the Michigan State University campus in East Lansing. […]