SAVE AS: Digital Haverford is a collaboration between Digital Scholarship in the Library, Instructional & Information Technology Services, Hurford Center of the Arts & Humanities and Tri-Co Digital Humanities. The group aims to promote all things digital at Haverford and to foster communication between students, staff, and faculty with an interest in digital skills and scholarship.
Stan Augarten's Bit by Bit: An Illustrated History of Computing (1984), has long served as the text for Steve Lindell's course on the History of Mechanized Thought. Thanks to Gavi Fried '14 and Jon Sweitzer-Lamme '14, who worked under the supervision of Digital Scholarship Librarian Mike Zarafonetis, the book became a digital edition during the summer of 2012. Complete with lab assignments, lecture slides, and additional resources, the website takes place of the physical book as Professor Lindell's primary course resource.
Mapping Microfinance, led by Economics professor Shannon Mudd, is a collaborative project between the student-run Microfinance Consulting Club and the Digital Scholarship team. Members of the group are collecting and compiling locational data for microfinance institutions in developing countries, then using GIS software to map those locations along with other social, economic, or demographic data.
The al-Qaeda Statements Index is an ongoing project created by Professor Barak Mendelsohn with the support of the Political Science department. The Index consists of a database of over 300 statements made by various members of al Qaeda and its affiliates’ senior leadership going back as far as 1994. Digital Scholarship in the Library has offered technical and hosting support, while Norm Medeiros and Margaret Schaus have processed the statements and catalogued them in the Tricollege instance of DSpace.
This project is in its earliest stages, and will be in support of a course for Andrew Friedman scheduled for Spring 2014. Students will explore the history of Lancaster Avenue and its surrounding area by engaging with primary sources, digitizing source material and curating collections, exploring and visualizing spatial relationships and ideas of place as they change over time, and using digital tools to create a dynamic final project.