CRHR: Archaeology represents a multifaceted approach to the curation of culturally valuable – and sensitive – digital datasets relating to the local historical and archaeological resources of East Texas and Northwest Louisiana. Created in collaboration with the East Texas Research Center and the Center for Digital Scholarship, this project is an extension of the Center for Regional Heritage Research (CRHR). While a number of challenges have been encountered, CRHR: Archaeology effectively incorporates a website, CONTENTdm digital collection and blog that provide a new interface with which users can engage with and explore the history and prehistory of the region.
Beginning in 2013, this project collected and published online, advertisements, articles and notices pertaining to runaway slaves during the 19th century in the United States. Work was initiated by two faculty members and is now a collaboration between the East Texas Research Center and the Center for Digital Scholarship.
In 2013, the East Texas Research Center and the Center for Digital Scholarship began a digitization project of the University’s annual, the Stone Fort. Digitization of the annuals began at the end of 2013 and was performed by LYRASIS. Work was completed in January 2014 and the collection is currently located on the Internet Archive.
A collaboration between Mark Musquiz, a graduate student at SFA, and the East Texas Research Center, this project contains oral histories, photographs and artwork related to the Shuttle Columbia crash and recovery efforts that took place in 2003 in East Texas.
At the beginning of the Spring ’14 semester, Seniors in SFA’s Interior Design program assembled on Steen Library’s second floor to showcase their design exhibits. Created by each student, these exhibits reflect a sensitivity to the influence of atmosphere and context on the viewer experience. Working with Interior Design students and faculty, the Center for Digital Scholarship is in the process of creating online exhibits for each student in ScholarWorks.