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Digital Bridges at CCNMTL

CCNMTL's Digital Bridges Initiative works in partnership with Columbia faculty and librarians to bring students into active engagement with digital collections. Digital Bridges learning environments promote hands-on use of materials from Columbia University Libraries, other academic collections, broadcast media, scientific data repositories, museums, and private collections. Read more...

Recent Projects

Religious Worlds of New York

Religious Worlds of New York_thumbnail The NEH-funded Religious Worlds of New York summer institute is an opportunity to extend a powerful model of field analysis developed over many years by Sacred Gotham, one of CCNMTL's earliest Digital Bridges projects. K-12 teachers attending the institute will... MORE


Mediathread_thumbnail In many ways, the digital landscape offers instructors and students an embarrassment of riches. Columbia University Libraries now spends more of its acquisition budget on electronic databases and journals than on books; the open web teems with information and... MORE

Black Radical Archive

Black Radical Archive_thumbnail Scholars who have actively benefited from access to special collections in their own research are looking for practical ways to involve their students in the authenticity and excitement of analyzing primary source materials.  The Black Radical Archive facilitated just such... MORE

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Fall 2014 Release of Mediathread Supports Secure Collections

Mediathread is CCNMTL's innovative platform that supports multimedia analysis and annotation. With its latest release, Mediathread now supports media on secure websites (https) expanding the media collections that can be used within the tool, and allowing us to continue supporting... MORE

CCNMTL Joins Silicon Alley at NYEdTech Startup Showcase 2014

Mediathread, the open source multimedia annotation platform developed at the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL), will be featured at the NYEdTech Startup Showcase 2014 on March 18. The event is organized by the NYEdTech Meetup... MORE

The Spring 2014 Release of Mediathread is Live at Columbia

A new version of Mediathread, the open-source multimedia annotation tool developed by the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning, is now live and in use at Columbia University. Highlights of the Spring 2014 Mediathread release include: Bookmarklet: The... MORE

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Our Partners

Manning Marable "Digital Bridges allows us to utilize primary source materials available at Columbia, such as correspondence, original manuscripts, excerpts from oral history interviews, and photographs to bring Harlem's heritage to life. Instead of studying the collective experiences of a community from...more.
- Manning Marable, Professor of Public Affairs, Political Science, and History

Sudhir Venkatesh "CCNMTL's Digital Bridges initiative has not only been extraordinarily helpful in my undergraduate teaching, but I have been able to re-conceptualize my approach to bringing ideas to life. Much of my research has been rooted in urban poor communities where...more.
- Sudhir Venkatesh, Professor of Sociology

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