Virtual Victorians: Using 21st-century technology to evaluate 19th-century texts (Princeton University)

Princeton University: Virtual Victorians: Using 21st-century technology to evaluate 19th-century texts. “In the 19th century, printing technology changed the way readers experienced texts. Today, students and researchers are using digital technology to access historical literary texts in new ways and finding surprising echoes of the past in their own lives.”

ROI: State unveils Research with NJ database, to help STEM industries, N.J. universities collaborate better

ROI: State unveils Research with NJ database, to help STEM industries, N.J. universities collaborate better. “New Jersey unveiled Research with NJ, a database aimed at boosting collaborations and relationships in STEM fields at five universities, Tuesday at the annual Biotechnology Innovation Organization conference. It will include information from New Jersey Institute of Technology, Princeton University, Rowan University, Rutgers University and Stevens Institute of Technology. The site has 3,500 faculty profiles, 180,000 published works and more than 23,000 media citations. It is the result of a five-year, 5,000-profile contract that cost the state $1.5 million to implement.”

Born Digital: How Social Media and Paperless Offices are Reshaping the University Archives (Princeton Alumni Weekly)

Princeton Alumni Weekly: Born Digital: How Social Media and Paperless Offices are Reshaping the University Archives. “The artifacts of activism at Princeton come in many forms: membership cards for the Veterans of Future Wars, a satirical student group that made national headlines in 1936; audio cassettes from WPRB’s coverage of a campus meeting at Jadwin Gym during the May 1970 strike that followed the U.S. invasion of Cambodia; and scores of photos, mostly black-and-white, from public demonstrations such as the 1978 occupation of Nassau Hall, when students protested University investments in companies doing business in apartheid-era South Africa. During the 2015 Nassau Hall sit-in — the protest that sparked a re-examination of Woodrow Wilson 1879’s legacy and a broader discussion of diversity and inclusion at Princeton — archivists knew they would need to take a different approach, one not dependent on file boxes.”

IoT Inspector: Princeton releases a tool to snoop on home IoT devices and figure out what they’re doing (Boing Boing)

Boing Boing: IoT Inspector: Princeton releases a tool to snoop on home IoT devices and figure out what they’re doing. “IoT Inspector is a new tool from Princeton’s computer science department; it snoops on the traffic from home IoT devices and performs analysis to determine who they phone home to, whether they use encryption, and what kinds of data they may be leaking…. The first 50 devices are basically a security/privacy dumpster fire.”

New Digital Archive for the Photography of Minor White

A new digital archive for the photography of Minor White is now available. “When Minor White, the prolific American photographer and founding editor of Aperture magazine passed away in 1976, he bequeathed his entire archives to Princeton University. His former student Peter C. Bunnell, then a professor and curator at the university’s art museum, had helped facilitate the acquisition, which comprises over 26,000 objects that include negatives, undocumented finished photographs, and the artist’s archive of correspondence, personal and public writings, and exhibition notes.”

Princeton University Will Make Asian Art Collection Info Available Online

The Princeton University Art Museum will be cataloging items from its Asian art collection online. “During the two-year grant period, from Nov. 1, 2016, to Oct. 31, 2018, the Museum will make available on its website high-quality images and information for all of its Asian art objects – nearly 13,000 in total – and extended content, including exhibition histories, bibliography, interpretive content, curatorial descriptions, geo-referencing and subject tags, for over 1,500 prioritized works of art. Images and core data from the Museum’s Asian art collections will also be made available digitally via other platforms, including the ARTstor Digital Library. “

Digital Archive of Children’s Books Subject of Tagging Project

The ABC Books Digital Archive at Princeton was the subject of a large and fascinating tagging project. “ABC Books is a digital archive of over fifty rare and historical children’s alphabet books, available to view page-by-page. The project is primarily pedagogical in nature. Linked to the English Department’s ‘Children’s Literature’ course, it provides an opportunity for enrolled undergraduates to complete digital humanities work for course credit as well as introduces graduate student AIs to teaching and assessing digital humanities work…. During the spring semester 2016, we asked our students to help us develop a comprehensive search function for the site. For the first step, each enrolled student added at least one hundred ‘tags’ to the archive. With well over two hundred students taking the course, we ended up with a staggering 50,000+ tags.”