[Humanist] 24.120 digitizing Brazilian culture

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 120.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2010 11:18:51 -0500
        From: Ana Boa-Ventura <anaventura1 at gmail.com>
        Subject: Preserving Brazilian culture, promoting Brazilian Portuguese
        In-Reply-To: <20100615054156.A88915C9B2 at woodward.joyent.us>


In Brazil, a public program is contributing to digitizing Brazilian Culture
and to making it Open, leveraging the preservation / promotion of Brazilian
Portuguese. The Brasiliana Library initiative was created by researchers at
the University of Sao Paulo (USP)  Version 1.1 of Digital Brasiliana at
http://www.brasiliana.usp.br/bbd Portuguese speakers can follow the
discussion of practical apects at http://www.brasiliana.usp.br/bd_projeto (
I love the name of the robot scanner of Brasiliana: ' Maria Bonita'!)

For non Portuguese speakers, a good summary of the program including
technical aspects can be found at:
http://gupea.ub.gu.se/bitstream/2077/21374/1/gupea_2077_21374_1.pdf

Between the new digital Brasiliana at USP and OurGrid at Universidade
Federal de Campina Grande, Brazil is taking some groundbreaking strides in
the Digital Humanities.

Ana Boa-Ventura
HASTAC Scholar
University of Texas at Austin







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