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ALA Annual: Data Curation You Can Taste: Improving Crowd-Sourced Data from the New York Public Library's Menu Transcription Project

Sunday, June 29, 2014
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, US/Pacific

Materials: See attached PDF for presentation slides. See http://hackyeg.com/data-and-tools-2/tools/ for links to tools mentioned in the presentation.  

Location: LVCC-N236 (Las Vegas Convention Center)

Presenters: Trevor Muñoz (Assistant Dean for Digital Humanities Research, University of Maryland Libraries; Associate Director, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities) and Lydia Zvyagintseva  (MA/MLIS Candidate, University of Alberta, Edmonton) 

Abstract: The New York Public Library's What's On the Menu? project—a crowdsourced effort to transcribe historic menus from the Library's collections—is one of the most successful public digital humanities projects of recent years. In this presentation, Lydia Zvyagintseva will describe her experience trying to clean up, classify, and describe data from What’s on the Menu? in the context of an internship project at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH). Trevor Muñoz will describe why the Menus data set is an ideal site for practical data curation training. Muñoz will also describe new work on the project.

Twitter hashtag: #ala2014dcig

Stick around after the presentation for the DCIG business meeting. We will announce the new Executive Committee and discuss plans for the next year. Please join us!

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