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Design for Diversity at New England Archivists/Archivists Round Table Joint Annual Conference

Amanda participated in a panel discussion at New England Archivists and Archivists Round Table Joint Annual Conference at from March 22-24 at the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale in New Haven, Connecticut. This year’s theme was “Rise Up” and explored archival advocacy, both professionally and personally, and how this effects social justice efforts, community  Continue Reading »

Boston DH Week at the DSG and NULab

During the week of March 12-16, Northeastern University will join with other local universities to participate in Boston Digital Humanities Week, bringing an array of programming about and for the digital humanities to the greater Boston area. Check out our upcoming on-campus events hosted by the Digital Scholarship Group and the NULab for Texts, Maps  Continue Reading »

2018 Call for CERES Classroom Proposals

  Apply here  Deadline: April 30, 2018 For more information visit:     It’s that time of year again – time for the CERES Call for Proposals! This year we’re looking for faculty to submit project proposals for classroom use of the CERES Exhibit Toolkit in Fall 2018 or Spring 2019. The deadline for proposals is  Continue Reading »

Celebrating Frederick Douglass’ Birthday With a Transcribe-a-Thon

On February 14, the NULab for Texts, Maps and Networks, the Women Writers Project, the Digital Scholarship Group and Snell Library’s Open Access programming teamed up for a special Valentine’s Day celebration—a transcribe-a-thon and birthday party for Frederick Douglass. Faculty, staff and students from various disciplines across Northeastern gathered in the Digital Media Commons to  Continue Reading »

Design for Diversity on the What’s New Podcast

Julia and Amanda had a lot of fun talking to our Dean Dan Cohen on his podcast What’s New. We talked about inclusive information systems and our own attempts (through Design for Diversity and other work) to create change. Listen here!

DRS Collection Profile: The “Power, Privilege, Perseverance” Podcast

In December 2017, students from Moya Bailey’s Fall 2017 Gender, Race, and Medicine course published 15 episodes of a new podcast: “Power, Privilege, Perseverance: How the next generation is shaping society“. Each 10-minute episode is an engaging and insightful exploration of how health is impacted by issues of race, sexuality, and gender.     Episode  Continue Reading »

Design for Diversity at Coalition for Networked Information Fall 2017 Membership Meeting

Amanda presented at the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Fall 2017 Membership Meeting from December 11-12 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. CNI is a membership organization for those in higher education, publishing, information technology, scholarly and professional organizations, foundations, libraries, and library organizations to promote the use of information technology to advance  Continue Reading »

Browse the Updated CERES: Exhibit Toolkit Documentation Site

Thanks to the hard work of DSG intern Kaley Bachelder, the CERES: Exhibit Toolkit Documentation site has a fresh new look and updated, improved content that will help toolkit users edit their sites. Some highlights of the updated User Guide include clearly labeled screenshots of various processes, examples of the toolkit in use, and a  Continue Reading »

Design for Diversity Opening Forum: A Reflection

The first Design for Diversity event was held at Northeastern on October 16 and 17 to begin the collaborative process of building the Teaching and Learning Toolkit. My takeaway questions, inspired by the presentations and discussions, were: When working with learners to teach technologies and systems, how can we teach learners to be critical of  Continue Reading »

Design for Diversity Opening Forum

Design for Diversity, supported by the IMLS, focuses on the ways in which information systems embody and reinforce cultural norms, and asks how we can design systems that account for diverse cultural materials and ways of knowing. Based on a series of working meetings, we will be developing a collaborative pedagogical toolkit to encourage inclusive  Continue Reading »

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