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Digital Humanities

A Wenzhou-Kean University 2018 Student Partnering with Staff (SpS) Research Program Project, A Pathway to Digital Humanities, seeks both to gauge and stimulate interest in digital humanities.

What is Pervasive Infrastructure?

With the assistance of standard Web services and cloud computing, massive amounts of data can be leased to complement a university's network architecture, and users are allowed to access census data or historical maps through the call of the service provider.  Web services such as the Open Archives Initiative for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) create a robust architecture for indexing and searching, complemented by immediate downloadable access to not only documents but also raw research data. For Digital Humanities, pervasive infrastructure grants the possibility to share the entire data sets of research within scholarly community and even on a larger scale.

SOURCE: Burdick, A., Drucker, J., Lunenfeld, P., Pressner, T., & Schnapp, J. (2012). Digital Humanities. Cambridge, MA: Massachuetts Institute of Technology. Retrieved from

Videos on Pervasive Infrasructure

WKU Books

Cloud Computing and Electronic Discovery

The book is comprehensive in scope and includes: An overview of current trends in cloud computing, including potential information that should be considered in an investigation that involves data held by a cloud service provider. It also talks about updates on current and proposed laws governing discovery of information held by a third party cloud service provider. Additionally, this book includes practical guidance on how to consider the availability of cloud data relevant to an investigation, and how to include this data in discovery plans.

Cloud Computing and Digital Media

This book presents the fundamentals of cloud and media infrastructure, novel technologies that integrate digital media with cloud computing, and real-world applications that exemplify the potential of cloud computing for next-generation digital media. It brings together technologies for media/data communication, elastic media/data storage, security, authentication, cross-network media/data fusion, and more. The book covers resource optimization for multimedia cloud computing--a key technical challenge in adopting cloud computing for various digital media applications.