open source

It’s [A]live!: Introducing the Early American Foreign Service Database

This post is written by Jean Bauer, a 2009-2010 NINES Graduate Fellow. It is with great pleasure, and no small amount of trepidation, that I announce the launch of the Early American Foreign Service Database (EAFSD to its friends).  While the EAFSD has been designed as an independent, secondary source publication, it also exists symbiotically […]

Collecting NINES results in Zotero

The most recent update to Collex includes a new feature that serves up Zotero-friendly metadata for all of NINES objects in search results, tag lists and Publication groups. This is the first in a series of development tasks in which we hope to better integrate NINES with the superb Firefox plug-in created by the Center […]

Juxta receives Google Digital Humanities Award

Good news!  Google has offered its support to help us develop Juxta into a web application: We are thrilled to have received this competitive award, and look forward to working to optimize Juxta for the web. Here is an abstract of our application for the Google Award: With the support of a Google Digital […]

Introducing DAVILA

[Jean Bauer is an advanced graduate student in UVA’s Corcoran Department of History and a NINES Graduate Fellow for 2009-2010] I have just released my first open source project. HUZZAH! DAVILA is a database schema visualization/annotation tool that creates “humanist readable” technical diagrams. It is written in Processing with the toxiclibs physics library and released […]

NINES as a creative space

  There has been a lot of discussion surrounding Facebook’s  newly revised Terms of Service (TOS), and for good reason. The wording has been changed to imply that Facebook reserves the right to do whatever it wants with the content you add to your profile, even after you have disabled your account.   Now that […]