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Announcing Phase Two of The Gorée Island Archaeological Digital Repository

22 January on Africa, Announcements, Archaeology, Digital Archaeology, Multimedia & Digital Archives

Matrix is thrilled to announce that phase two is under way in The Gorée Island Archaeological Digital Repository. The Gorée Island Archaeological Digital Repository seeks to create virtual 3D representations of cultural heritage materials excavated from archaeological sites in and around […]

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 […]

 

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 […]

 

MSU Museum Credits MATRIX in New Quilt Exhibit

17 September on Multimedia & Digital Archives, Quilts

The MSU Museum (MSUM) is currently featuring an exhibit entitled “Patterns of Inquiry: Quilts in Research and Education.” The exhibit talks at length about how quilts— in addition to their traditional use as bed coverings— are used to tell stories, […]

 

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 […]

 

Oral History in the Digital Age Website Launched

13 August on Announcements, Multimedia & Digital Archives, Oral History, Project Highlights

MATRIX is pleased to announce the launch of the Oral History in the Digital Age (OHDA) website at ohda.matrix.msu.edu. The website features numerous essays, articles, and videos about best practices in collecting, preserving, and disseminating digital oral histories. The OHDA […]

 

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 […]