Institute for Digital Exploration | College of Arts and Sciences | University of South Florida

Welcome to IDEx

IDEx’s mission is to contribute to the development of digital scholarship and popularize the humanities and social sciences among the student population and global community by tackling major themes in the field such as virtual accessibility, digital preservation, memory in the digital age and digitally enhanced cognition. The Institute applies 3D digital techniques and visualization for the documentation, analysis, interpretation, and online dissemination of global cultural heritage sites and historical and archaeological collections, emphasizing those that are endangered, inaccessible, or underrepresented.

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USF partners with Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office to preserve more than a century of law enforcement history. This digital curation adn spreservation project aimed at digitizing, categorizing and archiving a range of items such as testimonies, jail intake ledgers, mugshots and crime scene photos. Digitized