Slow Archiving the Web: Appraisal and Donor Engagement as Ethical Considerations
University and Political Papers Archivist, University of California, Riverside Library
April 16, 2018 | 2:00PM
The public's use of social media platforms to document events of historical significance, to engage in political conversations, or to share and explore cultural experiences, continues to be widespread and this presents new opportunities for archivists interested in working with social media to build collections. But practices developed for more manageable traditional archival materials, don't always apply well in the era of social media, creating significant ethical dilemmas for archivists. The Documenting the Now project is interested in addressing these issues by helping to build tools and develop practices in community with archivists interested in the ethical collection, access,and preservation of social media content.
Bergis Jules is the University and Political Papers Archivist at the University of California, Riverside library, where he manages university archives, political papers, African American collections, and community archives projects. He is one of the principal investigators on a 2015 funded project for social media archiving from the Andrew Mellon Foundation titled, Documenting the Now: Supporting Scholarly Use and Preservation of Social Media Content
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On a Collections as Data Imperative
Visiting Digital Research Services Librarian, University of Nevada Las Vegas
April 30, 2018 | 2:00PM
Librarians, archivists, and museum professionals aim to support the ability to make meaning of worlds. A charge with astronomical proportions at its best when grounded by the needs of everyday life. Increasingly, the path toward resolution of these needs depends upon the ability to conceptualize and work with data. In recognition of that reality cultural heritage organizations have been exploring the value of rendering their collections as data amenable to computation. What might be gained by gained from this effort? Who might benefit from this effort? Pursuing these questions surfaces a collections as data imperative.
Thomas Padilla is Visiting Digital Research Services Librarian at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. He publishes, presents, and teaches widely on digital scholarship, digital collections, Humanities data, data curation, and data information literacy. He is Principal Investigator of the Institute of Museum and Library Services supported, Collections as Data.
Thomas is a member of the Association for Computers and the Humanities Executive Council (2017-2021), the Global Outlook::Digital Humanities Executive Council, the WhatEVery1Says Advisory Board, the Integrating digital humanities into the web of scholarship with SHARE Advisory Board, and the ARL Fellowship for Digital and Inclusive Excellence Advisory Group. Thomas serves as an Editor for dh + lib Data Praxis. Thomas is a regular instructor at the Humanities Intensive Learning and Teaching Institute (HILT).
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