Baylor University: Preacher Archives Add New Element to Baylor University’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project

Baylor University: Preacher Archives Add New Element to Baylor University’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project. “The Black Gospel Music Restoration Project at Baylor University is preserving more than just gospel music. In the past few years, Baylor journalism professor and former Billboard gospel music editor Robert Darden and his team have undertaken the project of restoring and preserving recorded sermons from black preachers in addition to the gospel music. While both are equally important to preserve, finding sermons to preserve comes with a unique set of challenges.”

Baylor University: When It Comes to Vacation Memories, ‘Focus before Facebook’

Baylor University: When It Comes to Vacation Memories, ‘Focus before Facebook’. “In this digital age, what’s more important when you’re on vacation — the experience itself or the selfie that proves you were there? If you want to preserve the memories, it’s best to process the experience before you post the photo — a modern-day twist on the adage ‘think before you speak,’ says Charles Weaver, Ph.D., professor and chair of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences.”

Baylor University: Baylor Libraries Wins Texas Digital Library Award for Black Gospel Music Restoration Project

New to me, from Baylor: Baylor Libraries Wins Texas Digital Library Award for Black Gospel Music Restoration Project. “The only national project documenting the ‘Golden Age’ of black gospel music (1945-1975), the Black Gospel Music Restoration Project (BGMRP) has digitized and provided access to more than 3,000 unique digital items in multiple formats, including recordings, posters and photographs. Its rich collection, developed over 11 years, is used in research about musical styles, lyrical analysis and performance practice, as well as for outreach opportunities, such as concerts, art exhibits and symposia.”

Baylor University: National Endowment for the Humanities Awards a Digital Advancement Grant to Baylor Researchers to Develop an Automatic Architecture Analysis System

Baylor University: National Endowment for the Humanities Awards a Digital Advancement Grant to Baylor Researchers to Develop an Automatic Architecture Analysis System. “Elise King, assistant professor of interior design in Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, and David Lin, Ph.D., associate professor of computer science in the School of Engineering and Computer Science, have been awarded a Digital Humanities Advancement Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to expand and develop their prototype for an open-source system that reads and analyzes floor plans automatically. The project — ‘Digital Floor Plan Database: A New Method for Analyzing Architecture’ — will allow users to compare thousands of plans to discover common design elements, examine spatial relationships over time and mine for patterns across datasets.”

Baylor University Gets Full Student Newspaper Archive

Baylor University has created a complete digital archive of its student newspaper. “If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’re probably wondering where we’ve been the past month or so. Well, it’s been a long time coming, but we’ve been laboring over a major project and have returned today to announce a major addition to the Baylor Lariat digital collection. For the first time ever, every issue from 1900 to the most recent completed academic semester (Fall 2015) is available in one place: The Lariat Digital Archive!”