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So You Want to Be a Boss: Redesigning a Management/Leadership Course for Pratt iSchool Students

This research project was conducted to support Dr. Irene Lopatovska’s initiative to redesign a management + leadership course for information professionals at the Pratt Institute School of Information. To inform the course curriculum, we conducted a content analysis of similar course offerings at other iSchools and their syllabi, reviewed the literature on curriculum development in information disciplines, and surveyed and interviewed information professionals, iSchool faculty, and students to prioritize the topics to be covered. We compiled the findings of this research in a poster to share with the rest of the Pratt iSchool community, and these findings will be instrumental in designing the curriculum for a course focused on developing the next leaders and movers and shakers of various information industries.

A digital visualization tool for anglers In NYC

This tool helps anglers to get information for forecasts of species by locations. It delivers anglers various data clearly in one place to make them choose an appropriate fishing pier.

Curating and Describing LGBT Audiovisual Collections

In this presentation, Jessica Haba and Bonnie Whitehouse will discuss their work of curating and describing LGBT audiovisual collections housed at the Lesbian Herstory Archives. They will discuss representing collections online, employing metadata standards, and addressing culturally sensitive topics.

Digitizing LGBT History: Video, Audio and Film

In this presentation, Ali Post and Amy Rupert will present on the work of digitizing audiovisual collections from the Lesbian Herstory Archives. They will discuss the formats encountered and digitized, including U-Matic video, 1/4″ open-reel audio, bound oral history transcripts, and a multimedia film strip. They will discuss the work completed, challenges encountered and overcome, in working with these audiovisual records from the 20th century documenting the LGBTQ community.

Documenting Web Archiving Quality Assurance

This poster will outline a QA documentation workflow developed through the Frick Art Reference Library web archiving fellowship. This outline will emphasize strategies and software for staying organized, developing priorities, and writing legible documentation for the benefit of yourself and others working with the archive now and in the future.

A Year at Cooper Hewitt

This project is the culmination of our time working as UX Design Fellows – developing from our time spent researching what UX best practices look like in museum settings and work on storytelling through interactivity. The finished product is a gamified experience designed to make museum exhibits accessible to younger audiences.

Mapping New York City’s Historic Houses

The New York City Historic House Trust (HHT) is composed of 23 houses built during 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. These houses have rich histories, and many are associated with major events and notable inhabitants. In this project, used textual analysis and GIS software to identify global locations associated with these events and people, then mapped them alongside the HHT sites to identify areas of historical significance and visualize global connections to the houses’ history.

Metadata Application Profile: Streaming Performance Art Videos

This presentation outlines a metadata application profile (MAP) for creating records for streaming performance art videos held by the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. It includes the functional requirements, project values, domain model, element set, metadata entry form, cataloging guidelines, and crosswalk for the profile; elements are drawn from PBCore, VRA Core, and METS Rights. Taken together, these components comprise a framework for creating good-quality, consistent metadata that will increase search and retrieval capabilities for Hemi users.

Mangroverse: 2021 Florida Hackathon with IBM Winner

The solution to save Florida’s coastline by expanding the Mangrove planting experience to the metaverse with NFT rewards. Video link: https://youtu.be/YLoSf_rOR6E

#InfoShow21 Program

#InfoShow21 program is now live! #InfoShow21 is taking place on Thursday May 13, 2021 5:30-7:30pm ET, followed by the School of Information Awards Ceremony at 7:30pm.

Descriptive Imagery in Visualization

Introduction Descriptive Imagery in Visualization The imagery that is presented in information visualizations has a significant impact on our understanding of the subject matter, and thus the creators…

Documenting Exhibitions: Working on the Metropolitan Museum of Art Images Project at the Thomas J. Watson Library

As a Thomas J. Watson Library fellow, I documented Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibitions and their digital assets for the MMA Images Project. This project will help to digitize and cross-reference the Met’s catalogs and installation photography, and it allowed me to contribute to the library’s long-term goals while working from home.

Museum Experience via Data: Working on KAWS exhibition in the Brooklyn Museum

Data helps museums reinvent themselves, and also it improve the customer experience and increase more engagement. The presentation will focus on KAWS exhibition how can data collection techniques be used to understand visitors better and make the exhibition better.

Processing and Creating a Finding Aid for The Department of Photography Records at the Brooklyn Museum Archives

During my time as the Pratt Fellow in the Brooklyn Museum Archives I worked on processing and completing a finding aid for one of the most utilized collections that is currently also the most challenging to access. This collection comprises the bulk of the institution’s visual representation, the Department of Photography records [PHO]. As part of processing the collection, I had to extract information about the collection from Microsoft Access and migrate it to ArchivesSpace. My poster presentation will showcase some of my experiences while completing this project.

An Alternate SCOTUS Portrait

This project presents and reflects on the application of an alternate history of the U.S. Supreme Court, built from established ideological measurements and tenure data. The implementation of an 18-year term limit for Justices starting in 1970 is explored through case studies of five notable court decisions.

A Tale of 12 Cities

Diane has created a 12-city geospatial study of income distribution. This project displays median household income reported by the Census Bureau in major Metropolitan Statistical Areas using choropleth maps and design strategies to tell the story of income inequality in different cities in the US.

Building a Vocabulary for the Index of African American Artists

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Watson Library launched the Index of African American Artists to increase discoverability of the library’s holdings by and about Black artists. This presentation describes an ongoing process to enhance the searchability of the Index.

In Search of Space

An Information Visualization project covering all the details about Space Missions since 1957!

Bringing Web Archives to Digital Repositories with Archipelago and Replayweb.page

My project was developed through my 2020-21 fellowship at the Frick Art Reference Library. I am developing a demonstration of the Archipelgo software being developed by the Metropolitan New York Library Council. I will discuss this demo and how it came about.

Demystifying AI – Understanding Parallels in Artificial Intelligence & Neuroscience

This presentation illustrates the connections between the development of AI and modern neuroscience for a novice audience. I believe by studying these two multidisciplinary topics, we will gain a mindful understanding of how we learn, develop ways for encoding for context and biases, and be closer positioned to true artificial general intelligence.