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Pushing Past the Envelope: Visualizing the Mail-Art Network

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…

Preserving and Restoring LGBTQ+ Archive

  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…

2021-2022 MoMA LOD Fellowship: Realizing MoMA Exhibition Data through Wikidata

In congruence with the ongoing efforts of MoMA to make its exhibition history available online, the work completed through my MoMA Linked Open Data Fellowship built upon work of previous fellows to model art exhibition event concepts through Wikidata, an open knowledge base, enabling a further reach and connectivity of the institution’s archive and collection data.

Preserving Twine Games with Web Archiving Tools

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.

Semantic Lab at Pratt: Linked Data for Archival Exploration – A Use Case from the Rauschenberg Archives Part 1: Construction: Methods and Tools

The Semantic Lab has developed several innovative tools to facilitate digital arts and humanities research using linked open data principles and technologies. We will provide an overview of these tools and their applications by featuring use cases from the E.A.T.+LOD Project which focuses on archival documents from the Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) collection of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.

Semantic Lab at Pratt: Linked Data for Archival Exploration – A Use Case from the Rauschenberg Archives Part 2 Exploration: Queries and Visualizations

After generating and modeling linked open data from Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), a collection of documents from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s artist archive, the Semantic Lab is now focusing on how to leverage the data for archival exploration.

Transforming XML for Digital Archives with Python and lxml

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.

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.

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.

A MAP for HEMI: Cataloging Performance Art Videos

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…

Public Posts, Personal Privacy, & Preserving Past and Present: How the Right to be Forgotten Could Comprise Our Digital Heritage

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.

Homemaking: Modern Architecture and Decorative Crafts from the Bill Maris and Julie Semel Collection

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.

Cultural Trauma and Reconciliation: Mau Mau and the Case for an Inclusive Archive

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.

Digitizing Cultural Heritage: Beyond Risk Management

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.

Supporting Software Preservation @ NYPL

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.

Images from the New York Times’ George Tames collection

Poster showcase of the image of George Thames, White House photographer

The Semantic Lab: Local 496 Project and Batiste Project

The Local 496 Project transforms the American Federation of Music’s Local 496 union list into a semantic data network. This document is a 1940’s directory of the segregated African-American chapter of New Orleans jazz musicians. This project will highlight the Batiste family network, many of whom are listed in the directory.