In celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 21, an enlightening poster on ADA compliance, technology and innovations to provide equal access for people with disabilities in libraries and beyond.
Students from Projects in Digital Archives will present their work on archiving and digitizing select portions of a photography collection spanning architecture and design from the 1970s. The photography was created by architectural photographer Bill Maris and donated to Pratt a few years ago, and features photography in several formats.
My project presents digitization as a mean of preserving archival content in developing countries. Many developing countries do not have the resources to create a comprehensive preservation strategy. Digitization ensures that at least the content of the material is not destroyed and lost to posterity.
NYARC implemented a web archiving program to preserve born-digital art resources and develop a sustainable model for archiving dynamic, image-based web content. As IMLS grant-funded interns for web archiving, we spent two semesters at the Frick Art Reference Library working on various facets for capturing online art resources.
Details a multi-stage research and design project to help the Asia Society Museum better engage with its visitors. Components include new outreach and communication strategies, a re-designed entryway and check-in process, and a new interface for their touch-screen kiosk.
This paper covers how different folksonomy based systems can be integrated into the public library to move towards Library 2.0. These programs can help show how the library is involved in the community. I also discuss how folkonomy can help patrons discover new books through discovery.
Highlighting contributions to the Linked Jazz project, including the creation of linked data from historical photo metadata and, more recently, performance history data from Carnegie Hall and online jazz discographies.
The Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University is “the world’s foremost jazz archive and research facility.” To help the IJS make its one-of-a-kind collection even more accessible, our group completed a user-centered redesign of the IJS site.
This paper examines the hardware and software tools (write blockers, kryoflux drive, AccessData, FTK) used in law enforcement for forensic analysis and how these tools have been adopted by archivists for born-digital archiving. It explores how these tools were used when NYPL acquired Timothy Leary’s estate which included over 375 floppy disks. The paper also briefly touches on some of the current challenges of archiving google docs, twitter feeds and emails.
The project is a digital exhibition created as part of the DPLA’s Digital Curation Program and part of Professor Rabina’s course “Information Services and Sources.” The exhibit explores courageous women who took to the skies to find freedom during the first half of the 20th century.
This is a paper that I wrote about library leadership that describes the definition of leadership, qualities of a leader, goals of a leader, and the difference between a leader and a manager.
A qualitative user study on a faceted discovery system developed by Q-Sensei. This study examined user search behavior and intended to provide relevant feedback for the ongoing development of the Q-Sensei technology.
The panel explores community engagement across three different sites: Peterborough Town Library (NH), Skyscraper Museum (NYC), and Seeds of Peace (NYC). Presenters discuss their research into users at each of these sites and make recommendations for increasing engagement using social media and other strategies.
Recent scholarly work has advocated for the library to become a center for civic engagement, but has focused on providing unbiased information to the public rather than advocating for specific political viewpoints. This project argues that libraries must instead shift towards grassroots lobbying in order to effectively combat threatening legislation.