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Visiting Speakers: Jack Hitt and Chenjerai Kumanyika

February 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, 909 Renaissance Park Join us for “Punching History in the Face: how podcast journalism is challenging the dominant narrative of America’s Past,” a talk by Jack Hitt and Chenjerai Kumanyika, co-creators of Gimlet Media’s new Peabody award-winning history podcast “Uncivil.” About Uncivil: “Uncivil brings you stories that were left out  Continue Reading »

October Open Office Hours

Each week, the DSG hosts a “Digital Humanities Open Office Hours,” where beginning and experienced researchers share knowledge about how to use different tools, or to turn an idea into a solid project. We’ll also share current and completed projects, as well as our experiences with many different facets of the DH world. The month  Continue Reading »

Design for Diversity at Digital Library Foundation 2018 Forum

Des and Amanda hosted a pre-conference workshop and Amanda participated in a panel discussion at the Digital Library Foundation (DLF) 2018 Form October 14-17, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. DLF is a community of practitioners focused on social justice and public good through design and application of digital library technologies. First, Des and Amanda hosted  Continue Reading »

Design for Diversity at Joint Conference of Librarian of Color 2018

Des and Amanda presented “Design for Diversity: Towards More Inclusive Information Systems Design” at the National Joint Conference of Librarian of Color (JCLC) from September 26-10, 2018 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This was the 3rd annual conference “open to all library staff, students, influencers, and decision-makers interested in exploring inclusive policies, practices, and issue of  Continue Reading »

Design for Diversity Closing Forum: Toolkit Report and Review

  Announcement   Register (now closed) for the first day of the Design for Diversity Closing Forum, August 23 at Raytheon Amphitheatre in the Egan Center at Northeastern University from 9am to 4pm. We also invite attendees interested in creating additional content for the Toolkit to apply to attend the Writing Sprint on the second day, August 24. Please apply separately  Continue Reading »

Interview: Talking Wikidata with Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight, Visiting Wikipedia Scholar

Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight is a Wikipedia editor whom we have had the pleasure of hosting as a Wikipedia Visiting Scholar this year, supported by scholars in the Women Writers Project and Northeastern reference librarians. Rosie has worked to increase and improve the presence of Wikipedia articles on women and writing. I recently spoke to Rosie about  Continue Reading »

Our Marathon 1.0 to Our Marathon 2.0: Reflections on Digital Platforms

Our Marathon 1.0 launched in 2013 in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings as a crowdsourced digital archive aimed at healing and remembrance.  It launched on Omeka, an open-source content management system, which allowed for the original team to gather digital items, collect crowdsourced contributions, and build digital exhibits.  Our Marathon was rebuilt in 2017-2018  Continue Reading »

Design for Diversity at Open Repositories 2018

Patrick Yott presented an overview of our developing Toolkit design for feedback at Open Repositories (OR) 2018 Conference from June 4-7 in Bozeman, Montana. OR provides a space for discussion and exploration of challenges faced by global academic libraries, research, preservation, and access communities. Participants are users and developers in higher education, government, galleries, libraries,  Continue Reading »

Augmentation and Enhancement of Crowdsourced Metadata for the Our Marathon Digital Archive

When I first entered my MLIS program at Simmons College, I never imagined that I would become a cataloger. I envisioned myself working at a reference desk, not sitting alone in a back room consulting volumes of arcane rules and standards. But after taking one cataloging course my entire perspective shifted. I realized that the  Continue Reading »

“Storytelling, Archives, and Resilience”: reflecting on the role of community archives in the Boston Marathon bombing

On Monday, April 23 – five years and a week after tragedy struck Boston in the form of the Boston Marathon bombing – faculty, staff, students and members of the community gathered in Alumni Center to share reflections on remembering traumatic events and processing grief through collections and digital archives. The event commemorated five years  Continue Reading »

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