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Participatory, democratic, and unique, Mail Art is exchanged via the postal service, and facilitates creative connections among artists across the world. This art form arose as a way…
This panel will focus on the work from Pratt MSLIS students over the last two semesters, coming together in conversation to discuss their developments, challenges, outcomes, and…
My final project for Digital Preservation and Curation examined using accessible web archiving tools to preserve hypertext interactive fiction games made with the platform Twine. The project addresses preservation concerns for the Twine format, with an emphasis on Twine’s interactive components, and on capturing the “experience” of a web page.
Digital archives systems often swap information encoded as XML. lxml is a Python library that can be combined with another analysis tools to design sophisticated transformations that save time and decrease errors in many digital archives workflows.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This presentation is intended to guide the creation and implementation of metadata for an online digital video library of performances and interviews from the Hemispheric Institute of Performance…
This paper examines the right to be forgotten (RTBF) in the context of archival practice, specifically the ways in which it may impact digital archives that collect social media content.
This exhibition contains images by Bill Maris and Julie Semel, architectural and design photographers. During the 1970s and 1980s, architectural firms and magazines regularly commissioned their work. “Homemaking” compares their creative output, highlighting the spectrum of modern homes and the ornamentation that defined domesticity in the late 20th-century.
This paper will discuss governments as sources of evidence and how they can be used to conceal human rights abuses and perpetuate state-sponsored narratives of truth. Using the British Empire’s systematic imprisonment and abuse of the Mau Mau in Kenya as a case study, I will consider the ways in which colonial governments have favored certain types of records and organizational structures over others to avoid accountability, maintain idealized narratives of nation and empire, and suppress and erase histories of subjugated cultures.
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.
Poster showcase of the image of George Thames, White House photographer