Islandora 8 for Digital Collections (iDC)
The technology for the institutional repository, JScholarship, will be migrated and updated using a new repository platform, Islandora, and a new user interface. The DRCC is migrating a subset of openly available collections into the new platform identified by Archives and Special Collections. This new platform will provide a more user friendly experience using more robust, modern technologies.
Lutece for St. Francis Neighborhood Center
Working with the City of Paris, the DRCC open source programs office (OSPO) is supporting the goals and mission of the St. Francis Community Center by installing Lutèce, an open source platform originally developed to provide municipal services for the citizens of Paris. The City of Paris provides hundreds of municipal digital services for its residents and engages them for participatory budgeting through Lutèce. The St. Francis Center plans to use Lutèce to engage its community for a set of services from the Center. This open cities program has important implications for the development of smart cities and smart transportation. This project represents a model for partnerships based on open source software with a local community center that could be replicated throughout Baltimore City.
JHU Data Archive
The Data Services group supports researchers who wish to deposit research data into a long-term archive. The DRCC is working with researchers, administrators and counsel from the School of Medicine to update the JHU Data Archive for health sciences data that have been processed and certified. The updated JHU Data Archive will also offer an option for researchers who have been using storage on the Maryland Advanced Research Computing Center (MARCC).
Digital Humanities Projects
The Digital Research and Curation Center (DRCC) has developed nascent infrastructure to support a range of digital humanities collections and services including the Digital Library of Medieval Manuscripts, the Archaeology of Reading, and the Glossarial Concordance to Middle English. For the Middle English Concordance, we are exploring the use of machine learning techniques in partnership with the JHU Center for Language and Speech Processing (CLSP). The DRCC is developing a framework that will allow researchers to explore these resources along with the Perseus Digital Library through the use of annotations. All of these resources have been developed through grant funding, most notably from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, but the ongoing sustainability is supported through Sheridan Library resources. The DRCC is actively exploring the transfer of additional digital humanities collections such as the Black Press Research Collective to this evolving infrastructure.