Archives and Preservation

Protecting and maintaining collections and materials in archives

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AEOLIAN (Artificial Intelligence for Cultural Organizations)

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Glen Layne-Worthey
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National Endowment for the Humanities

Many digital archival collections are limited due to factors such as privacy concerns and copyright. AEOLIAN combines innovative AI methods and the knowledge of scholars from multiple cultural institutions to address the accessibility of these collections, ultimately making them more accessible. Additionally, the project aims to foster collaboration amongst scholars and practitioners from…

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Implications of a Digital Revolution

Bonnie Mak
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Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities

Notably absent in the current rush to digitize newspapers and books are critical investigations of the processes and products of this work. Such examinations are forestalled, Mak argues, by a rhetoric of revolution that determines how the phenomenon should be constituted and studied, just as it continues to do for the so-called printing revolution of the fifteenth century. Her analysis of…

Preserving Intangible Cultural Heritage

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Lori Kendall, Maria Bonn
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Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The past decade has seen tremendous progress in the field of preservation, particularly with respect to preservation of digital materials. To date, however, there has been only minimal research activity within North America on the preservation of intangible cultural heritage—such as language, cuisine, performing arts, and traditional craftsmanship—and its relationship to the preservation of…

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