Digital Humanities
@ Pratt

Inquiries into culture, meaning, and human value meet emerging technologies and cutting-edge skills at Pratt Institute's School of Information

Author: Mary Bakija

Mary Bakija is currently pursuing an MLIS at Pratt, where she's also president of the student chapter of the American Library Association. She has a background in online journalism, and as a result is interested in information access and policy, and is often thinking about the ways we might preserve web content.

Text Analysis with Historical Newspapers

As many cultural heritage institutions rush to digitize materials, hoping to fulfill their missions of providing widely, openly accessible collections, one of the odd quandaries researchers face is an overwhelming amount of certain kinds of information. Historical newspapers are top among those materials that have been digitized like mad. It makes sense, of course — these might be fragile items…