Third Annual Summer Institute – DHBSI 2018

The third annual Digital Humanities at Berkeley Summer Institute (DHBSI), August 14-18, 2017, offered 4 courses to 65 participants. Participants, consisting of graduate students, undergraduate students, postdocs, faculty, and staff, chose from one of four courses: Structuring and Annotating Data Archives for Analysis, Data workflows and Network Analysis, Maps for Humanists, and Computational Text Analysis. Supplementing the week-long courses were daily lectures and talks open to the broader campus community. 

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Undergraduates Shape Berkeley’s Digital Humanities

By Jessica Martinez


There’s a new interdisciplinary student association forming on campus... Berkeley’s first undergraduate-led group for Digital Humanities: BUDHA


 What is BUDHA?

 The Berkeley Undergraduate Digital Humanities Association (BUDHA) is a growing group of undergraduates who

  • Have taken Digital Humanities classes or are curious about the field

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Library of Congress releases 25 million metadata records

By Cody Hennesy


The Library of Congress recently released 25 million metadata records for free bulk download at These MARC records make up the foundation for library catalogs, such as OskiCat, which have enabled library users to find and access library books and other media for decades. As the LOC describes the collection:


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Know Your Copyrights: A Review of Copyright and Fair Use Rules for Digital Practices

By Jessica Martinez


From the beginning stages of research to the final steps of publishing, copyright rules are essential in understanding how to properly reproduce or link to sources in your own dissertation, article, website, or digital project. With this issue in mind and always at the forefront of student and faculty needs, the D-Lab hosted an informational workshop led by former copyright attorney and current U.C. Berkeley Library Scholarly Communication Officer, Rachael Samberg.

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Go from Analog to Digital Texts with OCR

by Quinn Dombrowski and Stacy Reardon

A collection of digitized texts marks the start of a research project — or does it?

For many social sciences and humanities researchers, creating searchable, editable, and machine-readable digital texts out of heaps of paper in archival boxes or from books painstakingly sourced from overlooked corners of the library can be a tedious, time-consuming process.

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