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Digital Curation Interest Group Meeting

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

Join the Digital Curation Interest Group for "Data Curation You Can Taste: Improving Crowd-Sourced Data from the New York Public Library's Menu Transcription Project."
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. The DCIG business meeting will follow the presentation.
Lydia Zvyagintseva, MA/MLIS Candidate
Founder, HackYEG. School of Library and Information Studies, Humanities Computing
University of Alberta.
Trevor Muñoz, Assistant Dean for Digital Humanities Research, University of Maryland Libraries; Associate Director, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH).

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