In October 2019, USF Innovative Education’s Digital Learning production team premiered their docu-short “Our Last Chance: Preserving Cape Canaveral,” which chronicled USF Libraries Digital Heritage and Humanities Collections’ (DHHC) ongoing preservation work with the cultural resources division of the 45th Space Wing …
As our new project archaeologist in Digital Heritage and Humanities Collections, Jaime Rogers is helping his team collect 3D terrestrial and GPS data for many projects – but his main role is directing ongoing excavations at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS). “CCAFS is a very exciting place to work as an archaeologist. The island has been occupied for thousands of years, and affords the opportunity to learn about unique aspects of human culture – from pre-Columbian shell mounds to historic fishing villages to launch complexes,” he shares. Meet Jaime!
NPR’s Science Friday is highlighting imperiled space heritage and the research being done to save these significant sites. Following a successful live show in Tampa last November, Science Friday came back to Florida to visit with Dr. Lori Collins, Research Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Digital Heritage & Humanities Collections (DHHC) at the University of South Florida Libraries, to discuss her team’s work on digitally preserving NASA’s Launch Complex 34.
We are excited to introduce our new GIS Analyst, who is part of our DHHC team. Denise compiles data to help create our unique digital collections, and is currently creating a 360-photo tour of the Moseley Homestead in Brandon, Florida, a historic 1886 home. Denise is excited to “be somewhere innovative with cutting edge software, equipment, and minds open to new ideas,” and we’re excited to have her. Meet Denise!
The USF Libraries’ Digital Heritage & Humanities Collections (DHHC) initiative does substantial research in the field. One of their largest research projects is in partnership with Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, where they are using the latest in 3D laser scanning and imaging to conserve and document Cape Canaveral’s invaluable space history. As the DHHC’s postdoctoral scholar, Dr. Christine Downs leads a series of geophysical surveys at historical cemeteries on Cape Canaveral.
The USF Libraries strive to be at the center of 21st century learning and research. Our Digital Heritage & Humanities Collections (DHHC) initiative is a driving force in our mission, using sophisticated spatial technologies to digitally document the world around us, and create opportunities to enhance teaching, research, and creativity. As our new GIS Project Manager, Ben Mittler will advance our mission.