The USC Libraries, USC Information Technology Services and USC Shoah Foundation Institute have launched a new center to supply Digital Repository functions to research efforts and digital collections at USC. Expanding the systems employed to digitize, catalog, digitally preserve and provide access to the 8 petaybyte collection of video in the USC Shoah Foundation Institute archives, the USC community can now process collections of all media types and sizes for the incremental costs [...]
Previously: CWSO Awarded Start-Up Grant for Mobile Shakespeare Scripts, Alliance for Networking Visual Culture Featured in Chronicle, Broadening the Digital Humanities: The Vectors-CTS Summer Institute on the Digital Approaches to American Studies, CTS to Host NEH Summer Institute for Digital Humanities, (view news archive)
Thursday, November 10, 2011 : 7:00pm
CTS will serve as the host institution for a $750,000 grant received by PI Tara McPherson from the Andrew Mellon Foundation. The grant supports the creation of the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture, a scholarly organization that will bring together digital archives, humanities scholars and university presses to explore interactive platforms for scholarly publication, building upon the work undertaken by Vectors. Archive partners include the Shoah Foundation, Critical Commons, the Hemispheric Institute’s Digital Video Library and the Internet Archive. Press [...]
Featured at USC
In addition to being published as a two-million-word two-volume reference book in 2012, the Cambridge World Shakespeare Encyclopedia will become a second-generation digital workspace and reference resource designed for collaborative exchange among scholars, teachers, students and performers who study Shakespeare worldwide. This project addresses three key opportunities for Renaissance studies and the digital humanities. It integrates a wealth of otherwise distributed resources in an encyclopedic and dynamic way. It offers multiple user models, balancing copyright constraints with individual and institutional access. And it combines user-generated content with peer review, modeling new modes of publication applicable beyond this field.
The Center for Transformative Scholarship (CTS) facilitates, explores, tests, and advances new media and networked scholarship for scholarly research, analysis, and publication. The CTS is a university-wide resource, hosted by USC Libraries, USC College, and the USC School of Cinematic Arts. For more information, contact one of the co-directors, Phil Ethington at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tara McPherson at email@example.com.