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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 »

Design for Diversity on CNI/EDUCAUSE Podcast

Amanda was interviewed for the CNI/EDUCAUSE podcast, aired April 2018. EDUCAUSE is a leading non-profit association of IT and associated professionals in higher education, and an active publisher of podcasts on relevant topics. Listen to the Design for Diversity episode here!

Design for Diversity at New England Technical Services Librarians 2018

Amanda and Sarah presented at New England Technical Services Librarians (NETSL) 2018 on April 2, 2018 in Worcester, MA. NETSL serves as a group to bring all those interested in technical services in the New England area for discussion of problems and potential solutions. See our slides here, and many thanks to all of the  Continue Reading »

DRS Collection Profile: RISE Research Posters

Since 2012, the Center for Research Innovation has hosted the Research, Innovation and Scholarship Expo (RISE), an annual exhibition for students and faculty to present their research to the Northeastern community and “industry leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, and technology enthusiasts“. Each year RISE participants create nearly 400 posters to describe research activity at Northeastern covering  Continue Reading »

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