In this paper, I discuss the history of copyright’s development, highlighting the steady increase in control of copyright holders as well as explaining the limited protections extended to libraries and archives. I use several case studies to illustrate the role of risk management and its uneven success in the digitization of library and archival resources. Finally, I propose several alternative ways of addressing the challenge that copyright poses, including the suggestion that judicial lawmaking would be an effective way to clarify the applicability of the fair use doctrine.
As the Pratt Digital Preservation & Archives Fellow at NYPL, I’ve been working with the Library’s Digital Archivist to address issues surrounding software preservation. This presentation will discuss such digital preservation tools as Wikidata, PRONOM, and Archivematica—and how they’ve been implemented toward the long-term preservation of a proprietary software and its associated file formats.
Mock grant proposal to support the improvement of the British Museum’s existing provenance linked data for its collection of 100,000+ Egyptian-made cultural artifacts. The expansion of the British Museum’s provenance linked data will allow the museum’s collection to be more fully represented in linked data visualizations, while making visualizations of the artifacts themselves more comprehensive, improving scholars’ capacity to research the histories of these artifacts and those of the cultures that produced them.
Poster showcase of the image of George Thames, White House photographer
Exploring Linked Open Data for Off-Off-Broadway
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.
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.
In this second part of the two-part presentation, students from Projects in Digital Archives will introduce some of the technical aspects involved in digitizing the photographs of George Tames (New York Times Whitehouse photographer), including technical issues related to digitization, metadata, technology and design of the digital archive.
Kevina Tidwell and Meg Edison will introduce a photography digitization project taken place at Pratt this semester in collaboration with the New York Times: the photographs of George Tames. George Tames is known as the “Photographer of Presidents.” He covered Washington, DC, as a news photographer for the New York Times from 1945 to 1985, photographing 10 United States presidents as well as many members of Congress and foreign leaders such as Winston Churchill and Nikita Kruschev. Tidwell will provide introduce the collection and provide historical background and context.
This is a presentation on the uses of 3D Scanning to digitize and share objects from special collections and for cultural heritage. It will describe methods of 3D scanning and different ways to use the scans to digitize objects, connect with the public, share the objects with other institutions.
In this presentation, students from the course LIS 668 Projects in Moving Image and Sound Archives present their work in digitizing, curating and making available to the public the public-access television program DykeTV. The collection is housed at the Lesbian Herstory Archives and was reformatted from aging analog U-Matic video.
Students from LIS 625 Management of Archives & Special Collections will present their work to create the exhibition “BREAKING BARRIERS,” which sheds light on a pivotal period in Pratt Library School’s history, featuring the experiences of 1943 alumna who changed the face of the school forever.
Projects in Digital Archives students present on a collaborative project with the Brooklyn Public Library to digitize audio interviews from the Civil Rights in Brooklyn Project. The interviews include interviews with notable civil rights activists from the Brooklyn chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE).
In the spring of 1969, Pratt Institute erupted in protest.
Students, faculty, workers, and members of the community joined together and forced the school to shut down to address issues of civil rights, neighborhood gentrification, and other social and political concerns.
This presentation discusses an exhibition currently on display on the 6th floor that makes use of archival records documenting this turbulent period.
Casual diversity is exactly what it sounds like: representing people from a wide array of backgrounds without making a big deal of it. It doesn’t erase the importance of…
This paper examines incidents occurring in the 20th century onward, with particular focus, though not exclusively, on the destruction of cultural heritage institutions and sites during World War II, the breakup of Yugoslavia and subsequent civil wars, and the current conflicts in Iraq and Syria. Through these examples, I intend to discuss various preventive measures employed in the face of different situations, evaluate and compare the successes and failures in each instance, and suggest ways that further destruction can be avoided.
This project maps the recorded history of object repatriation through NAGPRA, the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, with the hope of elucidating temporal and geographic trends in repatriation requests and concessions.