Papal Document Finding Aid & The Digitization of Western MS 82

  Greetings, digitalists and medievalists. I am Yanchen Liu. I will be working at the Digital Humanities Center of Columbia University Libraries as an intern this year. I entered the Ph.D. program in the History of Christianity at Columbia University in the fall of 2015. My primary research interest concerns the interaction between the medieval […]

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What is a codec?

Anyone that has worked in digital video has likely stumbled upon the same problem: codecs. Just what are they? Why won’t my video play? Why does Final Cut take hours to transcode? Why can’t it “just work?” Why can’t it be easier? This post attempts to answer some of those questions. It is by no […]

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Intro to Mapping Dance Studios

(Or, why the introduction is always written last) About three-quarters into the academic year, I’m throwing up my self-introduction and brief description of my project. I describe my academic orientation as “dance historian,” and officially I’m a PhD student in the Theatre Program. My general background is in the history of western theatrical dance, with […]

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Restaurants Searching Website

Greetings! Digital Center friends, It has been a while since my last blog released. So, I’m desperate to share you some of my latest progress. Along with my ongoing project of Agency Catalog Database, I was getting myself familiarized with JavaScript, java, JDBC and SQL by creating a website, the major functions of which including searching restaurants […]

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