Archive for April, 2008

Software to Watch: Sophie

By • Apr 30th, 2008 • Category: General Technology, Research

if:book: Sophie Released.
For some time I’ve been watching the development of Sophie, software developed by the Institute for the Future of the Book “for writing and reading rich media documents in a networked environment.’ According to the developers, Sophie’s goal is “to encourage multimedia authoring and, in the process, to redefine the notion of a […]



Surely You Jest: HPC for the Humanities?

By • Apr 23rd, 2008 • Category: General Technology

Humanities High Performance Computing: “”
For the last three weeks I’ve been immersed in the world of HPC–High Performance Computing. HPC is that parallel universe where researchers run programs that take five days of processing, where tiny jobs only require 12-15 processors, where terabyte drives fill up in matters of hours and where shouting at […]



Digital Repository Pilot Project

By • Apr 22nd, 2008 • Category: Students

Over the last semester, we’ve been working with Wayne Graham at the Swem Library and some students and staff at the Charles Center to create a digital repository of honors theses. I just received my first email notification of a submission– an honors thesis by Sara Thomas entitled From Shadwell to Monticello: The Material Culture […]



Harvard to Post Senior Theses

By • Apr 22nd, 2008 • Category: Digital Repository

The Harvard Crimson :: Opinion :: Theses For All Harvard is following William and Mary’s lead in creating a central repository of senior theses. The “Free Thesis Project” is a student initiative of the Harvard Free College Culture group and is seen as a student-led extension of the open access motion recently enacted by the […]



Jefferson Studies Thesis Posted to DSpace

By • Apr 22nd, 2008 • Category: Theses

I just received an email notification of an honors thesis by Sara Thomas entitled From Shadwell to Monticello: The Material Culture of Slavery, 1760-1774. Sarah is finishing up an interdisciplinary major in “Jefferson Studies” working closely with Jim Whittenburg: …also give thanks to James Whittenburg for agreeing to the idea of a self-designed “Jefferson Studies,” […]