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Appraisal and ICE Detention Records: The Impact of Records Management on Government Transparency and Accountability

In 2017, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) approved Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE)’s request to destroy records of in-custody deaths, assaults, and misconduct in timelines that range from 3-20 years. This project explores the history of ICE’s recordkeeping practices and examine NARA’s justification for this appraisal.

Pirate Radio: Info Smuggling, State Media, and Surveillance in North Korea

The history of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) — known globally as North Korea — is one fraught with conflict, human rights offenses, and rampant propaganda. Information policy, it seems, is at the very heart of the Kims’ ability to control the population.

Studio Database

The Database Development and Design course culminated in the design and implementation of a relational database of my own invention. Branching off my interest in the intersection of studio practice and information science, I realized a relational database that would serve the painting practice of my art studio. The project was approached in three phases including modeling, implementation, and querying.


Exploring Linked Open Data for Off-Off-Broadway

Access to Justice: The Role of the Legal Information Professional in Pro se Representation and Sustainable Development Goal 16 / 16.3

This empirical research paper targets access to justice within the realm of the information professional to find what has been done to promote services or counsel that is of low cost or free of charge to the disadvantaged. … The Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 and 16.3 recognize the outstanding work that both public and private sectors accomplish through legal groundwork.

Information Access and Transparency in Public Library Prison Outreach in New York State

The purpose of this study is to perform an exploratory examination of the services public libraries provide to state correctional facilities. Due to the limited data available on these services, this study examines the transparency of public library websites based on the public library systems of New York state.

The Internet Infrastructure Map of Five Nations

The focus of this project is to visually represent the virtual path information on the internet must follow in order to complete a request. This way, every stop that information takes to get to and back from its destination is clear to the viewer. In clearly representing this, it will allow for people to understand the way that information travels in that process.

Achieving Museum Diversity

This poster presents my research of how current art museum practices are shifting systematic gentrification of their audiences through diversifying staff, collections, and community engagement.


#infoshow18, the annual showcase of Pratt Institute School of Information student work, is May 11 at 5:30-7:30p, followed by the graduation reception.  View the program booklet here. To…

Usability Evaluation for the African Dream Academy

The African Dream Academy (ADA) is a Liberian non-profit corporation whose mission is to provide free access to quality education and healthcare services to Liberian children. Three student researchers from Pratt’s Usability Theory & Practice couse conducted a user test of the ADA website to identify any usability problems and provide recommendations to maximize donations.

Lincoln Center: Understanding Audience Interactions & Engagements on Facebook

Information gathered from Lincoln Center’s Facebook Insights was used to identify their most successful posts. A strategy was then established to further boost popular content and promote visitor engagement.

Student lounging on rainbow couches in Oberlin's Mudd library

Academic Library Evolution

“Growing the Academic Library: Past, Present & Future” is an exploration of how academic libraries have changed and grown, organized into three major areas: resources, physical space, and education. This comprehensive literature review provides an understanding of where academic libraries have been as well as where they’re going, the latter including emerging ideas such as patron-driven acquisition and student activist archiving. An overall theme is the symbiotic relationship between the library and the wider university.

City tech Citation Grail Quest example

Digital Pedagogy and the Future of Digital Scholarship Librarianship

This talk will describe digital scholarship librarians’ use of digital pedagogy and changes in the field that will affect these librarians’ practice.

Visitors at the Museo Reina Sofia

User Experience Research, Learner Experience Design, and the Future Public Art Museum

The integration of UX practices into art museum operations helps to develop visitor experiences, but art museums have great responsibility to the communities of learners local to them. Art museums can focus on their roles as educators by applying LX (learner experience design) for effective meaning-making.

MetKids Video Analytics

The project explores the differences between #MetKids videos on YouTube and on the MetKids website, thus to determine how #Metkids can balance brand awareness by bringing viewers to the website from YouTube, with an increase in views or engagement.

Choropleth map of percentage of deaths by drug overdose in WV, 2016

Drug overdose rates in West Virginia

These visualizations show drug overdose deaths over time by West Virginia county, with particular consideration for areas that have implemented community programs to fight the problem and areas with high numbers of public service providers that might be able to develop these programs further.

2017 Houston Astros Regular season visualization

2017 Houston Astros Regular Season

My visualization reviews the 2017 year of Houston Astros highlights, events, and performance of major players

Student Mentor Web Application: Final Project for LIS-638 Web Development

This project for Professor Monica Maceli’s LIS-638 Web Development course employed methods of web form handling, user authentication, the forms of normalization for relational databases, data security basics,…

A blueprint for Human Rights

Over the course of the semester student in LIS 619: Information and Human Rights, created a visual mapping of the ways in which information supports Human Rights. The presenters will describe the process and the outcome.