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Evaluating the User Experience of Brooklyn Visual Heritage

Working with Prof. Craig MacDonald, seven SILS students designed and conducted a user experience evaluation of the Brooklyn Visual Heritage website, presenting actionable suggestions to improve the site’s usability to the Project CHART team in April.

The Flipped Classroom Model in Academic Libraries

During this talk we will discuss the Flipped Classroom Model and how it can be used in academic libraries to enhance the information literacy of students. We will discuss how we applied this model to a video we created for Stevens Institute of Technology.

Creating Dancers on Dance: Oral Histories of Ballet

The Dancers on Dance: Oral Histories of Ballet digital archive collects audio interviews with ballet greats and makes them available through a browsable and searchable Omeka interface, with improved discoverability provided by Dublin Core metadata elements.

GIS Analysis of Stop and Frisks Near Public Housing Areas in 2011

This mapping project examines stop and frisk data and public housing data.

miNYstories: The Mixed-Up Edition and Tesla’s NY

MiNYstories are short multimedia narratives about New York City inspired by literary works. John Moore will be presenting stories inspired by From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg, and Will Dean will present stories inspired by Lightning: A Novel by Jean Echenoz (a fictionalized account of Nikola Tesla’s life).

The End of Term Harvest

Students collected social media website of the federal government for archiving prior to the 2012 presidential election. Lauren and Rachel will describe the project and the class contribution to the End of Term harvest, in collaboration with the Library of Congress, the Internet Archive and University of North Texas.

Chinese Bodice-Rippers, Russian Vampire Novels and Danielle Steele in Albanian: The World of Languages at New York Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library

To say that knowledge of foreign languages is useful for librarians in the city public libraries is an understatement. And yet library schools are not preparing future librarians to deal with barriers to access resulting from foreign languages, and past research on the topic in library science journals has been sparse. In order to understand this vital yet ignored part of public librarianship, I will analyze the different approaches that the NYPL and BPL take in developing foreign language collections, and I will make recommendations for future changes in the field.

The Social Epistemology of Web 2.0: How Librarians Can Utilize its Tools to Engage Young Users

A paper tying the theory of social epistemology with the use of Web 2.0 tools in library environments, and how these tools can be used to enhance the social library experience amongst young users.

Folklore Comparison of Puss in Boots/Controversal Picture Book Brother Eagle Sister Sky

Jamie Prince will describe her research for two mini papers.¬† The first will be an exploration of various editions of Puss in Boots.¬† The 2nd will be an…

Cataloging Graphic Materials: Techniques, Standards, and Issues

Cataloging images and graphical materials is an inherently complex and potentially problematic endeavor. This project looks at techniques and standards for cataloging images, both long-established and emerging practices, as well as some of the complications and issues inherent to the process.

A Digital Disorder: The Future of Library Classification

So says the early 20th century British librarian, William Charles Berwick Sayers, in his influential, Manual of Classification for Librarians and Bibliographers (first published in 1926). Classification, as…

Da Vinci, Renaissance Man

A sequential art (comic book) biography of Leonardo Da Vinci.

DH Skillshare

DH Skillshare is an open-access knowledge resource for digital humanists. The goal of this website is to provide a set of written or recorded (video or audio) instructional posts covering tools that digital humanists might find of value, regardless of their field or institution.

Information Interactions in Museums and Libraries

Despite their similarities, libraries and museums have different strengths and weaknesses when it comes to user interaction and accessibility. In order to increase accessibility to their collections and thus increase the knowledge production potential of the information sources therein, the two types of institution need not only to learn from each other but also to collaborate. This presentation will explore the current state of library/museum collaboration and explore some directions for future work, including bringing collaboration between the two fields into the classroom at the graduate level.

Re-designing the Archive of Contemporary Music Website: A User-Centered Approach

A prototype of a (hypothetical) re-design of the website for the Archive of Contemporary Music (ARC) guided by the principles of user-centered design. We will demonstrate our final high-fidelity prototype with additional deliverables created as part of our user-centered design process. These materials will include our site map, user research report, personas and scenarios, card sorting results, sketches, and wireframes.

A User-Centered Redesign of the SILS Website

This project reflects the results of user research and presents a new, reimagined Pratt SILS website to meet the information needs of key user groups: prospective students, current students, and alumni.

Project Management for the American Field Service Oral History Project

The project for this semester’s Projects in Moving Image and Sound Archiving course was to create an audiovisual archive in partnership with the Archives of the American Field…