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STAR – Scholars Tracking Archival Resources

Contributes to: Data practices, Digital Humanities

Collaborators: Ciaran Trace

Students: Zhang Zhang, Jingya Wang, Zixiao Wang, Xiaowan Wang

  • Study scholars’ primary source document collection practices in restricted environments such as archive reading rooms
  • Analyze scholars’ document practices when working with multiple devices such as mobile phones, notebook computers, and digital cameras as well as cloud services.

Funded by: School of Information

Central State Hospital records archival project

Contributes to: Digital Humanities, Digital Libraries

Collaborators: Pat Galloway, King Davis, Celeste Henery

Students: Lorrie Dong

  • Archive a historically significant collection of mental health records
  • Enhance search and browsing of document images

Funded by: School of Information

IMACS – Item Metadata Assimilation for Collection Snapshots

Contributes to: Digital Humanities, Digital Libraries

Collaborators:  Karen Wickett

Students: Madhura Parikh

  • Develop statistical and computational techniques for semi-automatic collection description
  • Design a Linked Open Data Schema for tracking and sharing the evolution of DPLA collections

Funded by: School of Information

MAMA – My Art My Access

Contributes to: Data practices, Digital Libraries, Digital Humanities

Students: Nicholas Mitchell, Neil Jones

  • Augment digital collections with disciplinary metadata
  • Employ connected learning techniques for humanities and art
  • Create quality-assured, crowdsourced metadata for cultural heritage collections

Funded by: School of Information

Alamo Conservation Data Management

Contributes to: Human-Computer Interaction, Digital Humanities, Data Practices

Collaborators: Robert Warden, Pam Rosser

Students: Zhang Zhang

  • Study the issues involved in supporting digital conservation practices
  • Design a data store for managing diverse conservation-related data, such as images, 3-D models, paper notes, chemical analysis reports, and location-based data using the Alamo as a case study
  • Explore the use of conservation data in education

Funded by: General Land Office, State of Texas (sub-contract through Texas A&M University)