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(2020-2021) Raising the Volume: Amplifying the Soul of Reason

Digital Humanities Seed Grant Project

Project Title: Raising the Volume: Amplifying the Soul of Reason

Principal Investigator: Janet Bunde, University Archivist, Special Collections

Abstract: Raising the Volume is a cross-departmental initiative to transform a historically and culturally rich radio program on Black and Latino culture into a collaboratively curated collection as data. The NYU Division of Libraries and the NYU Institute of African American Affairs collaborated on a series of events in 2020 inviting community members to correct auto-generated transcripts of digital audio files of the radio program. In the second half of the project, we plan to collaboratively create and curate a dataset consisting of these transcriptions and Wikidata items and to support a graduate student project in the digital humanities.

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