Information Technologies for Performing Arts, Media Access, and Entertainment

Volume 7990 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 138-150

Cuban Theater Digital Archive: A Multimodal Platform for Theater Documentation and Research

  • Lillian ManzorAffiliated withDepartment of Modern Languages and Literatures, University of Miami
  • , Kyle RimkusAffiliated withUniversity of Illinois - Urbana Champaign
  • , Mitsunori OgiharaAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science and University of Miami Libraries, University of Miami

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The Cuban Theater Digital Archive (http://cubantheater. org) is a unique digital collection of Cuban theater resources established by Dr. Lillian Manzor at the University of Miami. Working at the intersection of humanities and digital media, its purpose is threefold: it is a resource for teaching, learning, and research; a digital repository for important Cuban theatrical materials little known outside the island; and a forum to foster scholarly communication in this field. This paper presents a theoretical overview of CTDA’s design and development, its technical infrastructure, and its role in research, teaching and learning.


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