Metadata for Archives

January 11, 2018 / 0 comments

Our poster “Metadata for Archives” is a summary of our LIS653 Knowledge Organization group project. We focused on three main topics – Common Issues of Implementing Metadata in Archives, Encoded Archival Description (EAD), and Social Networks and Archival Content (SNAC). In our presentation we offered a detailed review of our findings to complement this summary….

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Building a 21st Century Public Library: Trends in U.S. Public Library Architecture 2004-2017

January 11, 2018 / 0 comments

“Seattle Public Library on a sunny day” by Moody75 Licensed under a [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/moody75/48112462/ What does it mean to build a public library for the 21st century? Library design should reflect the mission of the library. Traditionally, the library has been a space for books, but the…

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Marginalization in the Dewey Decimal Classification System

January 11, 2018 / 0 comments

Marginalization in the Dewey Decimal Classification System Presented by Heather V Hill & Megan Westman with Hilary Baribeau & Kevin Cosenza This project explores the ways in which the DDCS fails to represent and/or support marginalized groups, using literature related to four communities: Muslims, indigenous populations, trans and intersex people, and children. The project explores…

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Identity in LIS

January 11, 2018 / 0 comments

Students from Fall 2016’s Identity and Culturally Responsive Practice course will share findings from their scholarship on issues of race, class, and gender within the LIS field and our own SI community. Join us for a presentation and open discussion.         Author information nmars | The post Identity in LIS appeared first…

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The role of libraries within prisons, jails, and juvenile facilities

January 11, 2018 / 0 comments

This presentation will provide an overview of the current state of libraries within jails, prisons, and youth facilities: their policies, the programs they run, and their impact on incarcerated individuals. By examining collection development, patron privacy, prison law libraries, reference services, the school-to-prison pipeline, literacy programs for youth, and technology and information literacy, I hope to…

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Makerspaces in Action

January 11, 2018 / 0 comments

Students from two SI courses will describe and reflect on their experiences creating Makerspaces for adults and children. Some of these Makerspaces include writing different kinds of poetry, creating quizzes for participants to play, and writing political post cards to elected officials. Author information mwestman | The post Makerspaces in Action appeared first on #infoshow.

Generate New York 2017 Conference Panel Discussion

January 11, 2018 / 0 comments

UXPA@Pratt, a student chapter of the UXPA, organized a group trip to this year’s Generate New York web development conference. During this panel discussion, the trip’s eight attendees will address some key takeaways and common themes from the conference. This InfoShow17 Event Will Include the Following Participants Alex Hagenah Amanda Belantara Arushi Jaiswal Charles Dellebovi…

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Beacon Calendar: Design and Research

January 11, 2018 / 0 comments

This project is the result of a semester-long UX design and research project for the Advanced UX Design class taught by Professor Carl Collins. We created a calendar app named Beacon aimed at working professionals with irregular schedules. Beacon will help the user quickly create an event, manage difference types of schedules efficiently, and to be ready…

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Sprout: A Utility Mobile Application to Help New Mothers Track Babies’ Activity and Growth

January 11, 2018 / 0 comments

Designed by: Monica Gao, Yangyang Long, Xi Zhang Time window: February 2017 – May 2017   Sprout is a mobile app designed for new mothers to track babies’ daily routine activities and document their growth and development. We went through a complete design process to create the final mockup, including user research, data synthesizing, user journey mapping, ideation,…

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Art, Activism, and Social Justice

January 11, 2018 / 0 comments

LibGuide from Pratt Social Justice undergraduate minor The post Art, Activism, and Social Justice appeared first on #infoshow.

A Deep Dive into The Met’s Collection Information Digital Work System

December 20, 2017 / 0 comments

Interview with Jennie Choi, Manager of Collection Information at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Public Domain Artworks from the online collection of The Met The Metropolitan Museum of Art, as the largest art museum in the United States, has 100 curators and 1.5 million artworks in their permanent collection. The Digital department, founded in 2008, has three…

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Design Story: FUBU (For Users, By Users)

December 15, 2017 / 0 comments

About the Project This project was done in Pratt Institute’s Information Architecture and Interaction Design taught by Craig MacDonald. For this project, my group and I were given the task of redesigning the information architecture for Sesame Workshop (www.sesameworkshop.org) that would make the site’s interface much more user friendly, increasing its usability through improvements of…

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Is a Digital Strategy the answer to all your digital problems?

December 14, 2017 / 0 comments

The first day of our Digital Strategy class, we were asked by the professor, if museums should have a digital strategy. It’s a tricky question that left half the class saying yes and half saying no. And in reality and like everything in the museum sector, what works for one museum may not be the…

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Digital Evolution at the Frick Art Reference Library

November 27, 2017 / 0 comments

For this interview I spoke with Luciano Johnson, who works within the Digital Lab at the Frick Art Reference Library. The institution boasts a comprehensive in-house digitization program which has continued to grow and adapt to new technology. Digital Imaging Lab Q. What is your official job title? I am a Digital Preservation Librarian. Q. How many…

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Pratt at MoMA: Implementing Digital Strategies in Museums

November 19, 2017 / 0 comments

Pratt MDC students visiting MoMA’s Louise Bourgeois exhibition with Assistant Director of Digital Media, Chiara Bernasconi In a new course at Pratt titled “Digital Strategy: Museum Planning and Management,” Elena Villaespesa teaches the frameworks and tools needed to implement digital strategies in museums. To build on readings and in-class exercises, the class spent an afternoon…

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A little known (to me) conference offers inspiration and innovation in a beautiful setting.

November 13, 2017 / 0 comments

A view of Dubrovnik from the City Wall. The town has hosted the Best in Heritage conference for 16 years now. In September of this year, I was part of a special gathering. Unbeknownst to me, this gathering has been taking place for the past 15 years in a special corner of the world, the beautiful…

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