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NAGPRA, Cultural Heritage, and Twenty-One Years of Repatriation

This project maps the recorded history of object repatriation through NAGPRA, the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, with the hope of elucidating temporal and geographic trends in repatriation requests and concessions.

Cultural Galaxies: Linked Open Data in Museums

Our project considered the benefits and innovation linked open data has on museum collections. We reviewed how lod structures can be used to leverage and unite museum collections by examining how lod works, what museum projects utilize lod, and future possibilities.

Crowdsourcing in GLAMs

What is crowdsourcing and how does it apply to GLAMs (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums)? This poster explores the definition of crowdsourcing in cultural heritage institutions and the advantages and disadvantages of using crowdsourcing in these contexts.

Artists’ Books: A Dynamic Atlas

The project is a mock IMLS Grant Proposal for “Artists’ Books: A Dynamic Atlas.” This pilot project will use linked open data to create a dynamic mapping interface that indicates the home libraries of artists’ books located within New York. Led by the MoMA Library in partnership with the Frick Collection, Brooklyn Museum, Whitney Museum, and Metropolitan Museum, the dynamic atlas will deepen engagement with these unique collections; allow users to visualize connections between artists, books, and institutions; and make project data available for use on the open web.

LibGuide for Film and Media Preservation

The “LibGuide for Film and Media Preservation” is a centralized location tool to serve the needs of beginning professionals working with and managing moving image media, analog and digital, in information environments such as archives, museum and special collections and libraries. In addition, the resource guide is designed as a supplement to graduate students taking relevant course work in library and informational science coursework, such as film and media collections. The LibGuide includes information resources including encyclopedias, dictionaries, and indexes, selected for their coverage across disciplines including varied topics as preservation, conservation and restoration, film history, and librarianship.

DIY Linked Data For Cultural Heritage: Structuring useful data using pre-existing tools

This project reports the results of the first nine months of developing linked open data with a small selection of the Whitney’s collection, focusing on the artist and works added to the collection during the founding years (1931-1948) under its first director Juliana Force. It serves as a case study for other institutions interested in developing linked open data projects. This project also demonstrates several practical examples of how linked open data can be used for research and public outreach.

On Forming Identities: Archival Representation and Self-Making in Palestine

This paper will address the extremely influential role of archives in identity formation processes, and will explore how this asymmetry is magnified when considering marginalized, and specifically stateless, communities. This complex relationship will be further explored as it relates to depictions of Palestinians in two unique digital archives.

Transformative Labor: The Invisible Work of Library Digitization

Libraries around the world have been concerned with the digitization of theirmaterials for the past two decades. A digitally available global library is growing, thanks to immense projects like Google Books, and large academic libraries that have been ceaselessly digitizing their materials as new scanning and data storage technologies continue to revolutionize the field. This presents a question of a huge amount of labor—who will do it?

First, I want this paper to shine a light on the actual labor performed by book
scanners for Google, and for other, smaller, library digitization projects. Manual labor continues to drive technological advancement, whether it’s in Apple’s Chinese factories where women construct iPhones for menial pay, or in Silicon Valley where Google’s scanning team works overnight to digitize the world’s libraries.

Second, I want to reveal the ways in which this labor goes undiscussed, both as
(likely) company policy at Google, and in smaller libraries, public and private, around world. Why does this labor remain hidden? The underground sensation that surrounds the Google’s scanning labor, and the way that the transformative labor of digitization goes unremarked, gets us close to the very old class conflict that is at the center of the new tech economy.

The first section of this paper will look at artist Andrew Norman Wilson’s
findings in his art pieces dealing with Google’s book scanning operations, and what we can know about labor conditions there. I then want to connect those findings to labor in smaller digitization undertakings at academic, public, and private libraries around the country. This leads to a discussion of automated robotic book scanners, and the future of library material digitization in the burgeoning convenience economy.

Land of the Free Music Archive

A data visualization of related artists hosted on the Free Music Archive platform

Web Archiving NYARC Fellowship

For the past two semesters, we have been working as NYARC interns located at the Frick doing web archiving of various types of sites (galleries, museums, catalogue raisonnes). We would like to share about the processing of web archiving using Archive-It as well as other new technologies such as Rhizome’s web recorder.

Artists’ Books Holdings

Our project, Artists’ Books Holdings, is an attempt to analyze and visualize data about artists’ books holdings on an international scale. This project is a work in progress created in LIS 644- Programming for cultural heritage. It illustrates our ability to work with data in a programmatic manner and create visualizations that represent data in a more human readable manner.

Archiving an Architectural Photography Collection: The Case of the Bill Maris and Julie Semel Collection

Christina, Mariaelena and Eugene will present the class’s work on archiving an architectural photography collection, specifically the Bill Maris and Julie Semel Collection. Work includes making enhancements to an online DACS/EAD finding aid, curating an exhibition of the photographer’s work, processing and rehousing the collection, and digitizing select photographs.

Content, Parody and Censorship

In America, parody is protected as a form of speech by the First Amendment. In recent years, with the tragedy at Charlie Hebdo a glaring example, the ability to comment on some subjects are becoming increasingly dangerous. A brief history of Parody, Satire, Censorship and where it is taking us.

The Challenges of Local History Collection Management

This presentation will consider the integration of local history collections into traditional public institutions, examine some challenges and cases of developing this collection model for public libraries, and ultimately explore how public information professionals can prepare resources for the augmentation of their own collections.

Voices of the Puerto Rican Diaspora: The Voces Digital Audio Archive Project

Coral will introduce the Voces Digital Audio Archive, an online archive created by students in LIS 665 that documents the Puerto Rican diaspora. Includes a discussion of digitization, curation, metadata and experience design of this collaborative project with the Archives of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies (CUNY).

Archiving Architectural and Design Photography: The Case of the Bill Maris Project

Students from Projects in Digital Archives will present their work on archiving and digitizing select portions of a photography collection spanning architecture and design from the 1970s. The photography was created by architectural photographer Bill Maris and donated to Pratt a few years ago, and features photography in several formats.

Expanding the Linked Jazz Universe

Highlighting contributions to the Linked Jazz project, including the creation of linked data from historical photo metadata and, more recently, performance history data from Carnegie Hall and online jazz discographies.

Creating an Online Video Oral History Project: The Case of the Daughters of Bilitis Archivect

Abbey Bender will present the online digital archive for the Daughters of Bilitis (DOB) Oral History Project created by students in LIS 668. The DOB was the first women’s LGBT social and political organization in the United States.

Greenpoint Walking Tour

In LIS 680, this small group developed a walking tour of Greenpoint in collaboration with Brooklyn Connections, an educational program at Brooklyn Public library that uses primary source resources from the Brooklyn Collection to teach history and information literacy to Brooklyn students. By using primary source documents from the past and matching them with present-day locations, then plotting them on a map using History Pin, the students have created a resource and accompanying lesson plans that Brooklyn teachers can use.