Projects

 
 
 
Save As: Digital Haverford

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.

Professor Craig Borowiak's research involves exploring and promoting the solidarity economy. The DS team has helped him create surveys of local participants and solidarity economy activists. We've also provided consultation for mapping initiatives and data management.

Ticha will allow users to explore Colonial Valley Zapotec documents through an online viewer which actively connects images of original documents, annotated transcriptions of the documents, and translations into English and modern Spanish.  Ticha is innovative in bringing together data analyzed in FLEx (Fieldworks Language Explorer) a system for lexical and grammatical analysis, with current TEI standards (Text Encoding Initiative) for paleographic and translational representations of texts.

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.

Lasting Impressions, a student-curated exhibit developed in collaboration between the John P. Chesick Scholars Program and the Libraries, celebrates the inauguration of Dan Weiss as Haverford College’s 14th President. The exhibit features a series of monumental brass rubbings made by Maxine and David Cook ’64 in Germany in 1971 and the United Kingdom in 1973, and is supplemented with additional content in this mobile-optimized website.

Who Killed Sarah Stout?  A young Quaker woman of unusual independence and wealth has been found dead in the River Lee. It was thought that she drowned, but an autopsy six weeks after her death suggests foul play. Four men were accused of her murder.  In this interactive experience, you must collect and examine the facts to solve the case.  

The Junior-level English seminar American Moderns, studying American modernist authors and literature, produced Omeka exhibits for their final projects.

Troubled Waters: Tracing Waste in the Delaware River is a collaborative Tumblr site including the work of students from courses in multiple disciplines.  These courses address questions related to waste in the Delaware River through the lens of chemistry, political science, and documentary filmmaking.  This project is funded by the Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities and is supervised by visiting artist jessika m ross.

This Omeka site is the product of a US History course, taught by Terry Snyder in the spring of 2014, exploring material culture and mass spectacle in the making of modern America.