At HASTAC 2013, I presented on the panel "Innovative Identity: Activism in Libraries and Archives" with Melissa Villa-Nicholas.
In fall of 2013, HASTAC @ Duke will be participating in a collaborative project as part of Duke University's Bass Connections program in the area of Information, Society and Culture. The following is an in-depth look into what participating students can expect to learn from this interdisciplinary project, which builds on HASTAC's CI-BER research and roadmap.
Having recently returned from an excellent research trip to Fredericton and Saint John, New Brunswick, I have a few words of wisdom to offer the novice research tripper and archival neophyte. Of course, all our experiences will be as different as our topics, but sooner or later we all must venture out to unknown libraries and archives in search of our prey—historical evidence. Here is my top ten:
In another single-topic Digital Campus, we react to the news that Dan is headed to the Digital Public Library of America as its Executive Director (no tears, no tears) by forcing him to tell us all about it. Special guests on the podcast include Berkman Center and DPLA Technical Workstream member David Weinberger, author of Too Big to Know and Everything is Miscellaneous as well as Nicholas Carr, author of The Shallows and The Big Switch. Issues raised include Internet centralization, the future of public libraries, and Mr. Potato Head.
Nicholas Carr, “The Library of Utopia,” MIT Technology Review, April 25, 2012. Available at http://www.technologyreview.com/featuredstory/427628/the-library-of-utopia/
Running time: 49:45
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Here are some ideas for projects I wish I had time to do:
Some issues I've encountered as I worked on my project:
It was important before I began expanding the Women's Studies collection, to familiarize myself with both what was online and in print, as much as possible anyway. I visited the University Archives where I got a feel of how much (how many boxes) there were to be scanned. I ended up touching on about half of it I think, which I'm pretty proud of. Got through all the newsletters anyway, which I think give a good view of the changes in feminist thought from the 1970s-1990s. More on that later.