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USC Launches New Digital Repository

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 of adding the content to the USC […]


Previously:  CWSO Awarded Start-Up Grant for Mobile Shakespeare ScriptsAlliance for Networking Visual Culture Featured in ChronicleBroadening the Digital Humanities: The Vectors-CTS Summer Institute on the Digital Approaches to American StudiesCTS to Host NEH Summer Institute for Digital Humanities(view news archive)


Tiffany Shlain Visions & Voices talk at USC

Thursday, November 10, 2011 : 7:00pm University Park Campus The Ray Stark Family Theatre School of Cinematic Arts 108 Admission is free.  Reception to follow. Award-winning filmmaker and Webby Awards creator Tiffany Shlain will screen and discuss her innovative film Connected as well as her prominent role as a woman using technology to ask pressing social questions. A fascinating transmedia project, Connected is an illuminating journey through the interconnectedness of humankind, nature, progress and morality at the dawn of the […]


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Alliance for Networking Visual Culture

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 […]


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Cambridge World Shakespeare Encyclopedia

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.


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About CTS

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 or Tara McPherson at

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