We are very excited in the CDH@SLU that Debra Cashion will presenting the Broken Books application at the Schoenberg Symposium this week. As a last minute treat, Lisa Fagin Davis, Executive Director of the Medieval Academy of America, jumped on board and has put her work into Broken Books giving us another excellent use case and demonstration of Broken Books.
The Center for Digital Humanities is excited to announce the resumption of work of the T-PEN project (Transcription for Paleographical and Editorial Notation; t-pen.org). Since T-PEN launched in 2012 with generous funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the NEH, there have been 1500 unique users working on 2000 projects. New feature development, however, has been unfunded and proceeded at a crawl. Thanks to an investment from the Saint Louis University Libraries and coordination with several smaller funding sources, we are now in a position to both develop a significant improvement to the existing application and begin work on the next version (3.0).
Debra Cashion, PhD, MLIS, Associate Director of the Center for Digital Humanities and Assistant Librarian of the Vatican Film Library, part of Special Collections in the Saint Louis University Libraries, has been elected to the position of Executive Director of Digital Scriptorium (DS), a consortium of American institutions with collections of pre-modern manuscripts. The DS database represents these manuscript collections in a digital union catalog for teaching and scholarly research in medieval and Renaissance studies, providing access to illuminated and textual manuscripts through online cataloging records with high resolution digital images.