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Discussion Digital Special Collections DG meeting at ALA Annual (6/25, 8:30-10:00am)

by Kristen Mapes on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 09:42 am

Dear Colleagues,

Please find the agenda for the Digital Special Collections Discussion Group below:

Digital Special Collections Discussion Group
Sunday, June 25 2017, 8:30-10:00am
Renaissance Blackstone Hotel
English Room
636 S. Michigan Avenue


There will be coffee provided!
 
Agenda:

Dear Colleagues,

Please find the agenda for the Digital Special Collections Discussion Group below:

Digital Special Collections Discussion Group
Sunday, June 25 2017, 8:30-10:00am
Renaissance Blackstone Hotel
English Room
636 S. Michigan Avenue


There will be coffee provided!
 
Agenda:

1. Welcome and introductions
2. Discussion: Crowdsourcing, Access, and the Digital in Special Collections - We consider one of the primary valued of the digital in special collections as the opportunity to increase access to our materials. In addition to the activity of digitization and the placing of images of collections online, we have seen over a number of years special collections units leading crowdsourcing projects. How have these projects worked to increase access? What does access mean in a world of digitized collections, and how do we increase the impact of our collections on the public?

I look forward to seeing you there on Sunday morning!

Best,
Kristen Mapes

Digital Special Collections DG Co-Convener (with Sara Sterkenberg)

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Discussion RBMS Manuscript & Other Formats DG Agenda for ALA Annual

by Kathryn Kuntz on Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 03:35 pm

Manuscripts and Other Formats Discussion Group (ACRL RBMS)

2017 ALA Annual

Saturday, June 24, 3-4 pm, Palmer House, Clark 07

 

Purpose: 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.

 

Manuscripts and Other Formats Discussion Group (ACRL RBMS)

2017 ALA Annual

Saturday, June 24, 3-4 pm, Palmer House, Clark 07

 

Purpose: 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.

 

All are welcome, including first-time attendees, new members, and seasoned veterans!

 

Agenda

  1. Welcome
  2. Introductions, including news sharing. What’s new in manuscripts, art, ephemera, etc. at your institution? (major acquisitions, processing milestones, etc.)
  3. Current suggested topics include:

a.  Bring us your stories (and photos!) of using manuscripts and other non-codex formats to address issues of narrative, representation, and memory in outreach and instruction.

Did you do a pop-up exhibit of University Archives material to bring past campus life to light?

Did you use in-class exercises for instruction sessions that help students understand the context in which manuscripts were created?

Have you featured a series of blogs or Tumblr posts telling the story of a manuscript collection?

Have you written a finding aid or catalog record that told an especially interesting story itself?

Have you come up with different or even better ideas in the same vein?

Come share them with us in Chicago!

         4.     Closing and Thanks

 

If you have images or links you already know you’d like to share with the group, please email them to Katie or Margaret in advance of the session.

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Event Bibliographic Standards Committee meeting at 2017 ALA Annual: Draft agenda

by Nina Schneider on Fri, Jun 9, 2017 at 11:53 am

Bibliographic Standards Committee

Saturday, June 24, 2017, 8:30-11:30 am

Renaissance Blackstone, Crystal Ballroom

 

For a complete list of documents to be discussed at the Saturday meeting, please

see: http://www.rbms.info/committees/bibliographic_standards/conference-docs/

 

 Agenda

1. Introduction of members and visitors 

2. Settlement of the agenda

Bibliographic Standards Committee

Saturday, June 24, 2017, 8:30-11:30 am

Renaissance Blackstone, Crystal Ballroom

 

For a complete list of documents to be discussed at the Saturday meeting, please

see: http://www.rbms.info/committees/bibliographic_standards/conference-docs/

 

 Agenda

1. Introduction of members and visitors 

2. Settlement of the agenda

3. Approval of 2017 Midwinter minutes

4. Updates from BSC Chair

          -Inactive wiki migration/archives deposits

          - SCF report

          - Experts directory status

          - Web Resources directory volunteer 

5. DCRM(M): Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Music) (Lorimer)

6. DCRM(S): Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Serials) (Gillis)

7. DCRM(MSS): Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Manuscripts) (Nichols)

8. Controlled Vocabularies Editorial Group (Brown/Hildebrand)

9. BSC-sponsored RBMS Conference programs

          (2017) – Iowa City, IA

                   1. Workshop: DCRM(MSS) - Nichols

                   2. Seminar: Using DCRM for modern material –Sotello/O’Dell

          (2018) – New Orleans, LA

                   1. Workshop: Cataloging Rare Materials using RDF -- Kovari

                   2. Seminar: DCRM Policy Statements – Lapka

10.  CC:DA Report (Tims)

BREAK

11. DCRM Task Force (Lapka)

12. LD4P Project (Kovari)

13. Announcements from the floor

14. Acknowledgements

15. Adjournment

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Event Digital Special Collections Discussion Group Midwinter Agenda

by Kristen Mapes on Wed, Dec 21, 2016 at 08:29 pm

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 

Agenda:

  1. Welcome and introductions

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 

Agenda:

  1. Welcome and introductions

  1. 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:

    1. Samantha Mairson (University of Connecticut)

      1. Research includes building a metadata-tagging schema for use in shared Zotero group libraries and beta testing of Omeka Everywhere for an archival project

    2. Suzan Alteri and Michelle McClure (University of Florida)

      1. Provided instruction for undergraduate students using Omeka to teach critical thinking skills using primary sources and other special collections materials

    3. Kelli Hansen

      1. 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.

    4. Gioia Stevens

      1. 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.

    5. Emilie Hardman (Harvard University)

      1. Worked with an undergraduate fellow to study the philosophical commitments of W.V. Quine in his archive, using TEI and Versioning Machine.

  2. 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. 

Submitted 2016 December 02 by Kristen Mapes and Sara Sterkenburg

 

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Exercises leadership in the local, national, and international special collections communities in order to represent and promote the interests of librarians, curators, and other specialists concerned with the acquisitions, organization, security, preservation, administration, and use of special collections, including rare printed books, manuscripts, archives, graphics, music, and ephemeral materials; enhances the capability of special collections librarians to serve the needs of users.

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