Research Projects

Sound Studies projects

PI, AudiAnnotate involves developing applications and workflows for generating audio IIIF manifests by HiPSTAS and the Brumfield Labs. It has been supported by an American Council of Learned Societies Digital Extension Grant.

Co-Applicant, SpokenWeb research program, a seven-year project funded through the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada Partnership Grant program under the directorship of Jason Camlot at Concordia University, Fall 2018 to present.

I am involved in the AMPPD: Audiovisual Metadata Platform project, an Andrew W. Mellon-funded initiative at Indiana University to support the development of software that would assist libraries in the preservation, management, and dissemination of audiovisual files in digital formats, Fall 2017 to present.

PI, HiPSTAS Research and Development with Repositories (HRDR) is an National Endowment for the Humanities-funded project under the Preservation and Access category to increase access to significant digitized spoken word sound recordings. The University of Texas School of Information and the Illinois Informatics Institute (I3) at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign received two years of funding to develop and evaluate a computational system that will allow librarians and archivists to use machine learning and visualization to
automate processes for discovering and cataloging.

PI, High Performance Sound Technologies for Scholarship and Access (HiPSTAS): is a National Endowment for the Humanities-funded Institute in Advanced Technologies in the Digital Humanities. At these meetings, participants will be introduced to advanced computational analytics such as clustering, classification, and visualizations. Participants include a diverse range of librarians, archivists, scholars (including graduate students), and cultural heritage professionals from all types of institutions, disciplinary backgrounds, and expertise, who are interested in working with sound collections and technologies.

ProseVis: a visualization tool for analyzing the sound of text.

Editions and editorial projects
With Gaby Divay. β€œThe Firstling/Erstling/He Complex by Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven.” Amanda Gailey and Andy Jewell, eds. Scholarly Editing: The Annual of the Association for Documentary Editing 33 (2012):

β€œIn Transition: Selected Poems by the Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven.” Digital Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, College Park, MD, 2009. Aggregated in NINES, 2011. Available online. Video example at

@BaronessElsa: A Twitter feed for the Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven’s autobiography. The @BaronessElsa Archive appears on this blog.

BaronessElsa: An Autobiographical Manifesto: a work-in-progress scholarly edition of the Baroness’s autobiography and associated papers.

Modernist Versions Project :an initiative to build an integrated environment for digital ingestion, collation, mark-up, and display of modernist literary works that exist in multiple witnesses.

The Versioning Machine: a framework and an interface for displaying multiple versions of text encoded according to the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Guidelines. VM 4.0 has been updated to be P5 compatible.

Infrastructure development projects
I was the Associate Director of the Advanced Research Consortium from 2014-2018.

Information Work
I was a member of the Information Work Research Group, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) training grant, 2012-2016.