ACRL RBMS (Rare Books and Manuscripts Section) Section
ALA Midwinter 2017 - Rare Books and Manuscripts Section
Digital Special Collections Discussion Group
Sunday, January 22 8:30-10:00 a.m.
Westin, Piedmont 3
Welcome and introductions
Presentations - Five speakers will briefly present on a topic relating to the use of digital humanities tools and/or techniques within special collections libraries. Each presentation should take about 7 minutes. Selected presentations include:
Samantha Mairson (University of Connecticut)
Research includes building a metadata-tagging schema for use in shared Zotero group libraries and beta testing of Omeka Everywhere for an archival project
Suzan Alteri and Michelle McClure (University of Florida)
Provided instruction for undergraduate students using Omeka to teach critical thinking skills using primary sources and other special collections materials
Developing workflows to visualize catalog data for over 95,000 items from various collections. Kelli uses Tableau to visualize the data by authors, date, language, classification number; and Voyant to analyze titles and subject headings.
Working with a collection of 1500 online cookbooks (digitized on Hathi Trust), Gioia will discuss her metadata analysis process using MarcEdit and OpenRefine to create full-text analysis, how she applied topic modeling and constructed data visualizations with Tableau.
Emilie Hardman (Harvard University)
Worked with an undergraduate fellow to study the philosophical commitments of W.V. Quine in his archive, using TEI and Versioning Machine.
Discussion: After the presentations attendees are welcome to ask questions, share their own experiences. We hope the group can explore more deeply how we can all learn from one another's’ failures and successes in the area of digital humanities exploration. Discussion will include how we can utilize tools such as those shared in the presentations to advance scholarship, collaboration, and to gain new knowledge of our special collections.
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RBMS Manuscripts and Other Formats Discussion Group
Saturday, January 25, 2014 – 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Pennsylvania Convention Center – 119 A
ALL ARE WELCOME – please come join the discussion
Purpose (from the RBMS Manual): To serve as an open forum for discussion about topics relating to the curatorial management of manuscripts, archival records, and other primary research materials, usually in non-printed formats, including but not limited to photographic material, artwork, electronic records, and ephemera.
- Welcome and introductions
- News sharing: let us know what’s new in manuscripts, art, ephemera, etc. at your institution (major acquisitions, processing milestones, etc.)
- Call for issues and queries from the group: take advantage of the critical mass of people interested in non-book formats to try out ideas, pose questions, and seek advice. Are you the only person working with “other formats” at your institution? We’re here for you.
- Discussion of issues and queries presented to the group
Erin Blake, Convenor