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Why Digital Technologies and Oral History Belong Together

25 February on Digitization, Multimedia & Digital Archives, Oral History, Project Highlights

The Library of Congress through The Signal: Digital Preservation blog recently posted an article about Doug Boyd, director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries. In the post, Boyd talks about using […]

Vietnam Project Archive Receives Attention from the Lansing State Journal

21 February on Digitization, Project Highlights

The Lansing State Journal recently posted an article entitled MSU, the CIA— and Vietnam. This article contains portions of interviews with the primary investigators for the MSU Group Vietnam Project Archive, a digital preservation and access collaboration between the University […]

MATRIX Travels to Senegal to Train Students in 3D Digital Preservation and Dissemination of Archaeological Artifacts

14 January on Africa, Archaeology, Digital Archaeology, Digitization, Grants

In late December of 2012, MATRIX Director Dean Rehberger and Audio-Visual Lab Consultant Mike Green traveled to Senegal at part of a Smithsonian-funded pilot project that focused on creating 3D, digital representations of cultural heritage artifacts from the Gorée  Island […]

 

Civil War Letters Archive Rehumanizes “Big Data”

08 November on Announcements, Big Data, Digitization, Multimedia & Digital Archives, Project Highlights

In October 2012, the Michigan State University’s Archives & Historical Collections, in collaboration with MATRIX, launched a new website entitled the Civil War Archives at http://civilwar.archives.msu.edu/. This website contains an online digital archive of hand-written letters and photographs sent from […]

 

In Memoriam: Zwelakhe Sisulu

16 October on Africa, Digitization, Multimedia & Digital Archives

MATRIX would like to take time at the beginning of this week to mourn and reflect on the recent passing of Zwelakhe Sisulu, a dedicated South African journalist, businessman, and activist. Son of ANC stalwart Walter Sisulu (Nelson Mandela’s friend […]

 

Upcoming Project in Participatory Memory will Focus on Creating Interactive Digital Archives

06 September on Digitization, Multimedia & Digital Archives, New Web Technologies, Particapatory Memory, User Experience Design

Liza Potts, MATRIX Director of User Experience Design Projects, recently traveled to Paris, France in order to perform research and planning work for an upcoming project centered on the emerging idea of participatory memory. Participatory memory examines the ways in […]

 

MATRIX Hosts NEH-Funded Workshop on Archiving and Disseminating Born-Digital Dissertations

08 August on Digitization, Grants, Multimedia & Digital Archives, New Web Technologies, Uncategorized

On Monday, August 7th, MATRIX launched a three-day workshop aimed at identifying preservation and dissemination strategies for born-digital dissertations. Generously funded by an NEH Digital Startup Grant, the workshop is organized by Liza Potts (Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities at […]

Samaritan Archives Project Receives International Press Attention

28 June on Cultural Informatics, Digitization, Multimedia & Digital Archives, New Web Technologies, User Experience Design

On May 26th, the Haaretz Daily Newspaper, a popular Israeli news outlet, released a full-length article focused on the Samaritan Archive project, a collaborative endeavor lead by two U.S. researchers and universities: Dr. Jim Ridolfo of the University of Cincinnati […]

ABJ Archive at MATRIX Contains Footage of Dave Bing Before He Was Mayor of Detroit

25 June on Digitization, Multimedia & Digital Archives, Uncategorized

In May 2009, Dave Bing was elected mayor of Detroit. But, before he became mayor, Bing had a long-standing career as both a member of the Detroit Pistons and the owner of Bing Steel, one of the largest black-owned businesses […]

MATRIX, in partnership with the MSU Department of History, awarded Endangered Archives Grant from the British Library

23 May on Announcements, Digitization, Grants

The Mexican state of Oaxaca has a long and complicated history that is recorded in an vast historical archive. These artifacts, some dating back to the late fifteenth century, chronicle Mexico’s transition from a colonial to post-colonial state. The papers […]