RESOURCE: Online Tool Aims to Help Researchers Sift Through 15 Centuries of Data

North Carolina State University has announced the unveiling of a new tool, Big Data Infrastructure Visualization Application, or BigDIVA. BigDIVA, created by digital humanities scholars from NC State and Texas A&M University, will allow users to search thousands of scholarly articles and archival items spanning from 450 A.D. to the 20th century, using a visual interface.

One of the project creators, Tim Stinson (NC State), says, “Our goal in developing BigDIVA was to create a tool to help us explore our cultural heritage and facilitate scholarship in fields ranging from literature and religion to art and world history…And we think we delivered.” Stinson goes on to say that the current plan is “market BigDIVA as a subscription-based service to libraries and the higher education community.”

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