Spring 2018 Course

The Spring 2018 Digital Durham course will be taught on WF 10:05-11:20 in Rubenstein Library 350, unless otherwise noted.  It will combine historical readings and discussion with hands-on, project-based work with Digital Durham collection materials. The course is listed as:

  • ISS 356S
  • VMS 358S
  • EDUC 356S
  • HISTORY 382S

It carries ALP and STS, and is associated with the Bass Connections: Information, Society, and Culture theme. It is not necessary to be a member of the existing Bass Connections Digital Durham team, and new team members may join up in Spring without taking the course , if desired. The course fulfill the ISS electives requirements, as well as VMS in-department major elective requirements.

Graduate students may also take the course with graduate level project expectations) as:

  • ISS 758S
  • HISTORY 758S
  • CMAC 758S
  • EDUC 758S



Meeting Recap – To Dos for 10/17/2017

Tax List Transcription:

(JPG files in Box) – we need to transcript 109 on (odd numbers), first several rows as indicate in the spreadsheet

  • V: 109, 111,113
  • Claire: 115, 117
  • Leanora: 119
  • Hannah: 121, 123

Georectification Plans: (V and Helen)

  • Water maps from 1950s and 60s
  • Fire Insurance maps (1884, 1888) and research what is in UNC collections
  • Gray Map 1881 – to be coupled with census data and tax list as a research cluster

Water Photos:

  • scanning (Courtney)
  • review of Rencher collection maps  online and in oversized folder to see what we need (Courtney)

Geoserver Convo: V, T, H talk to Joel and Brian about plans for Geonode and Drumeka, digital storytelling apps