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MATRIX goes to Dakar

26 October on Announcements, Project Highlights

From May 4 to May 14, 2015, MATRIX Director Dean Rehberger and Digital Media Lab Director Mike Green went to Dakar, Senegal, to further work on the Gorée Island Archaeological Digital Repository, an open-access online database of the area’s cultural […]


Matrix and Michigan Kids

05 October on Announcements, Project Highlights

Matrix is proud to present the publication of Michigan Kids in partnership with the Historical Society of Michigan. Michigan Kids is a print magazine as well as a website (michigankids.org).  Matrix helped to provide the web development and technical assistance […]


The New Exploring Africa Website

02 October on Announcements, Project Highlights

Matrix is excited to announce the redesign of the Exploring Africa website, a project produced and designed by the African Studies Center at Michigan State University. Exploring Africa’s goal is to address the lack of high-quality African resources for schools […]


Computational Rhetorics Group Presents at Computers and Writing 2013

23 June on Big Data, Conferences, Project Highlights

On June 9, 2013, Bill Hart-Davidson, associate professor of WRAC and co-director of WIDE-MATRX, and Ryan Omizo, MATRIX post-doctoral research fellow in computational rhetorics, presented at Computers and Writing 2013 in Frostburg, Maryland. Their presentation, “Computational Rhetoric: An Invitation to […]

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 […]


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 […]


New Episode of Africa Past & Present Released

01 November on Africa, Podcast, Project Highlights

Episode 67 of Africa Past & Present was released earlier this week. This episode featured Dr. Sifiso Ndlovu from the South African Democracy Education Trust (SADET)—a group of researchers tasked with documenting South Africa’s journey to democracy (read more about […]


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 […]

Episode 64 of Africa Past & Present is Now Available

04 June on Africa, Announcements, Multimedia & Digital Archives, Podcast, Project Highlights

A new episode of Africa Past & Present was released on June 1. This episode features Dr. Peter Limb of Michigan State University (MSU) as he discusses the life and writings of Dr. Alfred Bitini Xuma. An important figure in […]