T-PEN Development Advance Post

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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). Continue reading T-PEN Development Advance Post

Debra Cashion Elected Executive Director of Digital Scriptorium

Cashion-DebraDebra 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. Continue reading Debra Cashion Elected Executive Director of Digital Scriptorium