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The Digital Loeb Classical Library, Open Scholarship, and a Global Society

on Perseus Digital Library Updates

by Gregory Crane

This piece was first published in February 2014 as an open Google doc on the Digital Loeb Classical Library, Open Scholarship, and a Global Society. Another piece is in preparation and will appear on the blog for […]

Panel Discussion this Tuesday at the Mary Baker Eddy Library

on MUSEUM STUDIES at Tufts University

by Tegan Kehoe

Student Marie Palladino sent this announcement in. Thanks, Marie! — A Panel Discussion and Presentation — ARCHIVAL ACCESS ONLINE: THE PROMISE, THE PROBLEMS, THE PAYOFF TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 @ 6:30 PM […]

Video Update: September 2014, Interview with Dina Dara Miren, F16 candidate

on The Fletcher School Dean Stavridis' Blog

by Catherine Murphy

In this month’s video report, I had the chance to sit down with incoming student Dina Dara Miren, F16 candidate, who joined the Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) degree program at Fletcher. Dina is a Class of 2014 Valedictorian of the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani and hails from the Kurdish region of Iraq. We discussed what led Dina to study at The Fletcher School, her academic interests in Kurdish foreign affairs, as well as the cultural diversity at Blakeley Hall, the residential block that houses about 80 Fletcher students. We are really looking forward to a robust fall welcoming all the new students to Fletcher along with numerous events taking place on campus too. Thanks, as always, for watching.

Minerva Software Installed on new CR Machines (ROC-West)

on Ozgur Altinok

by Ozgur Altinok

MINERvA Software Installation on minerva-cr-01 and minerva-cr-02 Firefox configured for Shifter Bookmarks Special Kerberos Principal Installed ROOT 5.34/21 installed and tested ControlRoomTools Installed […]

Announcing the Arethusa Annotation Framework

on Perseus Digital Library Updates

by Bridget Almas

Developers Gernot Höflechner, Robert Lichtensteiner and Christof Sirk, in collaboration with the Perseus Digital Library at Tufts (via the Libraries and the Transformation of the Humanities and Perseids projects) and the University of Leipzig’s Open Philology Project, have released Arethusa, a framework for linguistic annotation and curation. Arethusa was inspired by and extends the goals of the Alpheios Project, to provide a highly configurable, language-independent, extensible infrastructure for close-reading, annotation, curation and exploration of open-access digitized texts. While the initial release highlights support for morpho-syntactic annotation, Arethusa is designed to allow users to switch seamlessly between a variety of annotation and close-reading activities, facilitating the creation of sharable, reusable linguistic data in collaborative research and pedagogical environments. grid Arethusa is built on the angular.js javascript web application framework and provides a back-end independent infrastructure for accessing texts, annotations and linguistic services from a variety of sources. Extensibility is a guiding design goal — Arethusa includes tools for automatic generation of skeleton code for new features as plugins; detailed development guides are also currently in progress. We hope others will be able to reuse and build upon the platform to add support for other annotation types, languages and back-end repositories and workflow engines. Arethusa is already deployed as a component of the Perseids platform, where it provides an annotation interface for morpho-syntactic analyses and will soon also act as a broker between the Perseids back-end (the Son of SUDA Online application) and various other front-end annotating and editing activities, including translation alignments, entity identification and text editing. Screencasts are available that show how the Arethusa application can be used for syntactic diagram (treebank) and morphological analysis annotations on Perseids. Additional demos and slides will be made available soon which highlight additional features along with the architecture and design. This project has been made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (Award LG0611032611), the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the European Social Fund. We also are indebted to Robert Gorman and Vanessa Gorman of the University of Nebrask and Giuseppe G. A. Celano of the University of Leipzig for their invaluable contributions to the design and testing of the platform.