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Digital Mappa 2.0

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Digital Mappa 2.0

Digital Mappa (DM for short) is a freely available online environment for creating projects out of digital images and texts. The premise of DM is simple and powerful: if you have a collection of digital images and/or texts, you should be able to produce an online resource that links together specific moments on these images and texts together, annotate these moments as much as you want, collaborate with others on this work, have the content you produce be searchable, and publish this work to others or the public as you wish. And you should be able to do this with little technical expertise.

DM 2.0 is the latest version of Digital Mappa, rewritten to take advantage of new UX technologies and IIIF. With DM 2.0, users can drag and drop a manifest into a project and instantly populate it with images from around the world. This makes it easy to bring together material from a wide range of sources, annotate them extensively, and then publish an exhibit to the web.

DM 2.0 was developed under the direction of Martin Foys and his team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Dot Porter at the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies. Funding was provided through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and through UW Madison’s 2020 initiative.

Interested in a demo of DM 2.0 or anything else we’re doing? Drop us a line – we’d love to connect!