Metadata, often defined as “data about data,” contains information that makes data easier to access and manage. For instance, the metadata of an image consists of fields describing what the image is about, who took the picture, when the photo was taken, where, and so forth. The five screenshots included below show the metadata of… Continue reading Why Metadata Matters?
HathiTrust Digital Library September 29, 2021 email@example.com HathiTrust Digital Library has been providing services since 2008 when it was founded. This database preserves and provides access to over 17 million digitized items. HathiTrust Digital Library is one of the services offered by HathiTrust, a non-profit collaborative of academic and research libraries offering reading access to… Continue reading Database Review: HathiTrust Digital Library
Digitization, that is, converting analog code into digital code is the first step towards building digital resources to facilitate humanities research and scholarship. Therefore, digitization is now a common practice in institutions, such as libraries, archives, and museums, where everything visual (historical documents, books, manuscripts, artifacts, and images) has been converted into digital form to… Continue reading Digitization
https://getty.edu/museum/ https://getty.edu/about/whatwedo/opencontent.html The J. Paul Getty Museum is a cultural and philanthropical institution dedicated to inspiring curiosity about the visual arts by collecting, conserving, and exhibiting European paintings, sculpture, decorative art, photography, and illuminated manuscripts. Scholars, artists, and art lovers can now have access, without the need of permission, to digital images to which the… Continue reading J. Paul Getty Museum
https://www.si.edu/openaccess https://www.si.edu/termsofuse The Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex, with 19 museums and the National Zoo, remains true to its mission since it was founded in 1846 as an institution for the growth and diffusion of knowledge. Its commitment to public education and the promotion of scholarship in art, design, science,… Continue reading The Smithsonian
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search https://www.metmuseum.org/information/terms-and-conditions The Metropolitan Art Museum has an incredible collection of over a million artworks from around the world spanning five thousand years of culture. With an online audience of three billion individuals spread all over the globe, the Metropolitan Art Museum is committed to increasing the use of digital technologies to reach those viewers.… Continue reading The Metropolitan Museum of Art
https://www.nga.gov/open-access-images.html https://www.nga.gov/notices/open-access-policy.html The National Gallery of Art, located in Washington DC, welcomes all people to explore and experience art, creativity, and our shared humanity. The Gallery’s website provides online access to its entire permanent collections and exhibitions consisting of over 50,000 images of works of art available for download free of charge for any use,… Continue reading National Art Gallery
https://archive.org/details/prelinger https://archive.org/about/terms.php Founded in 1983 by Rick Prelinger, Prelinger Archives is part of the Internet Archive, a nonprofit organization building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form to promote universal dissemination of knowledge. The collection has grown over the years consisting of more than 60,000 films. In 2002, the… Continue reading Prelinger Archives
NASA on The Commons | Flickrhttps://www.flickr.com/commons/usage/ The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the U.S. federal government in charge of the civilian space program and research. Utilizing the most advanced technologies, NASA has joined forces with social media to expand their audience and bring space exploration knowledge to thousands of people… Continue reading NASA on the Commons
Digital humanities is an interdisciplinary academic field that encompasses the application of digital technologies and tools to the analysis, interpretation, dissemination, and advancement of traditional humanities disciplines. The components that I used in constructing this definition help explain the what, how, and why questions that often come up in the digital humanities debate. The first… Continue reading What is Digital Humanities?