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Heurist Knowledge Management System

Posted by Ian Johnson on March 7, 2017

HEURIST is a flexible Open Source data management system which allows any confident researcher or data manager to design, create, manage, analyse and publish richly-structured database(s) within hours, through a simple web interface, without need of programmers or consultants. It is aimed at a broad range of Humanities data, characterised by rich text, multimedia, relationships, categorisation, uncertain data, spatial and temporal information, and the need to work collaboratively while maintaining access control. It allows incremental changes in database structure - existing data are not affected - allowing projects to start small and simple and evolve as the research develops.

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México imaginario

Posted by Isabel Galina on April 15, 2016

México Imaginario es un proyecto de Humanidades Digitales que busca recolectar representaciones de México y lo mexicano en la cultura impresa de los siglos XVII y XVIII en lengua inglesa y francesa. Está concebido como una base de datos ordenada por entradas en orden alfabético que remiten a incidencias específicas o alusiones a la cultura mexicana, y que se presentan con un contexto mínimo (palabra clave en contexto, KWIC) que le añade una dimensión histórica y disciplinaria a su significado.

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Women's Print History Project, 1750-1836

Posted by Michelle Levy on April 2, 2016

The Women’s Print History Project, 1750-1830 will be the first comprehensive bibliographical database of women’s contributions to print for one of the most convulsive periods in both women’s and print history. Data from print bibliographies and digital databases is being aggregated and normalized to enable new quantitative understandings of women’s involvement in print culture.

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Building a Better Book in a Browser

Posted by Scott W. H. Young on April 1, 2016

MSU Library Book in Browser project is a digital initiative to enhance and improve prototype software for publishing books within in a web browser, which will make online books more accessible, discoverable, shareable, and ready for analysis by users. The project will establish best practices for web publishing in specific genres, such as textbooks, fiction, and articles, and share these best practices through outreach and publications.

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Chinese Text Project

Posted by Donald Sturgeon on January 26, 2015

The Chinese Text Project is an online open-access digital library that makes pre-modern Chinese texts available to readers and researchers all around the world. The site attempts to make use of the digital medium to explore new ways of interacting with these texts that are not possible in print. With over ten thousand titles and more than one billion characters, the Chinese Text Project is also one of the largest databases of pre-modern Chinese texts in existence.

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Civil War Washington

Posted by Elizabeth Lorang on January 24, 2012

Civil War Washington examines the U.S. national capital from multiple perspectives as a case study of social, political, cultural and medical/scientific transitions provoked or accelerated by the Civil War. The project draws on the methods of many fields—literary studies, history, geography, computer-aided mapping—to create a digital resource that chronicles the war's impact on the city. Troops, fugitive slaves, bureaucrats, prostitutes, actors, authors, doctors, and laborers were among those drawn to the capital by a sense of duty, desperation, or adventure.

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Walt Whitman Archive

Posted by Elizabeth Lorang on January 24, 2012

The Walt Whitman Archive is an electronic research and teaching tool that sets out to make Whitman's vast work, for the first time, easily and conveniently accessible to scholars, students, and general readers. Whitman, America's most influential poet and one of the four or five most innovative and significant writers in United States history, is the most challenging of all American authors in terms of the textual difficulties his work presents.

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