March 5, 2021

Video Recording: “Collections as Data: Stewardship and Use Models to Enhance Access” Event at Library of Congress

UPDATED September 28, 2016

The “Collections as Data: Stewardship and Use Models to Enhance Access” event organized by the National Digital Initiatives team will take place tomorrow took place on September 27, 2016 at the Library of Congress.

A recording of the complete all-day event is embedded below.

Event Web Page
Event Hashtag: #AsData

Event Description

The rise of accessible digital collections coupled with the development of tools for processing and analyzing data has enabled researchers to create new models of scholarship and inquiry.  team invites leaders and experts from organizations that are collecting, preserving and providing researcher access to digital collections as data to share best practices and lessons learned. This event will also highlight new collaborative initiatives at the Library of Congress that seek to enhance researcher engagement and the use of digital collections as data.

Program Schedule, Speaker Bios

9:00-10:00 a.m.
  • Opening Remarks, Jane McAuliffe, Library of Congress
  • “Data and Humans: A Love Story,” Jer Thorp (BIO), The Office for Creative Research.
10:00-10:45 a.m. Collections as Data at the Library of Congress

  • “National Digital Initiatives,” Kate Zwaard (BIO), National Digital Initiatives, Library of Congress
  • “Archives Unleashed,” Matthew Weber (BIO), Rutgers University
  • “NEH’s Chronicling America Data Challenge,” Leah Weinryb Grohsgal (BIO), National Endowment for the Humanities, and Deborah Thomas (BIO), Library of Congress

10:45-11:00 a.m. Break
11:00-12:15 p.m. Working Collections as Data

  • “Text and/as Image: Expanding Possibilities for Description, Discovery, and Analysis in Digital Collections,” Elizabeth Lorang (BIO), University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • “Virtual Reunification of Dispersed Archival Photographs,” Ricardo Punzalan (BIO), University of Maryland
  • “Unlock Your Data through People-Powered Research,” Mark Bouslog (BIO), Zooniverse.
12:15-1:30 p.m. Lunch, on your own
1:30-2:45 p.m. Concerns for Data Scholarship

  • “Documenting the Now Project,” Bergis Jules (BIO), UC Riverside
  • “Engaging with Communities and API-Driven Accessioning of Digital Folklife,” Nicole Saylor (BIO), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

  • “Deep-Fried Data,” Maciej Ceglowski, Pinboard
2:45-3:00 p.m.. Break
3:00-4:15 p.m. Developing Communities of Practice

  • “Building Capacities and Communities for Digital Scholarship: The ‘Digging Deeper, Reaching Further: Libraries Empowering Users to Mine HathiTrust Digital Library Resources’ Project,” Harriett Green (BIO), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Synergies Among Digital Humanities and African American History and Culture: An Integrated Research and Training Model,” Trevor Muñoz (BIO), Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities
  • “Digital Archives, Datum Storytelling and the Future of Memory,” Marisa Parham (BIO), Amherst College
4:15-5:00 p.m. “Collections as Data: Conditions of Possibility,” Thomas Padilla (BIO), University of California Santa Barbara
5:00-7:30 p.m. No-host social hour at Hawk and Dove, 329 Pennsylvania Ave SE (between 3rd and 4th Streets), Washington, DC 20003

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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