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Collections as Data: IMPACT

July 25, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 7:30 pm

This event is free and open to the public but requires Eventbrite registration to attend in person.

LIVE STREAMING: The conference will be livestreamed on the Library of Congress YouTube channel and Facebook page. Video recordings will be posted on the Library of Congress YouTube channel after the event. Both the livestream and the recording will be closed captioned.

Hashtag: #AsData

More relevant, more accessible, more visual, and more useful–these are some benefits of making digital collections available as data and ready for computational analysis. The Library of Congress is hosting a day-long event that will feature case-studies and impact stories of applying digital methods to analyzing and sharing collections. Presenters will share how using collections as data reactivates the holdings of libraries and other centers of history and art to make deeper connections to the communities they serve.

9:30-11:15 a.m.
  • Opening Remarks, Kate Zwaard, Library of Congress
  • “History Between the Lines: thinking about collections as data”, Edward Ayers, President Emeritus, University of Richmond
  • Sarah Hatton, Artist, Detachment.
  • Stephanie Stillo, Library of Congress
  • “Data in Place: Using Digital Harlem to map historical sources”, Stephen Robertson, Director, Roy Rosenzwig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University
11:15-11:45 a.m. Networking Break
11:45-12:45 p.m.
12:45-1:45 p.m. Lunch, on your own
2:00-3:30 p.m.
  • “Unscroll: An approach to making new things from old things”, Paul Ford, Journalist and Coder, Postlight
  • Jessie Daniels, Professor of Sociology, Hunter College
  • “Mapper’s Delight: Teaching data literacy at the Rap Research Lab” Tahir Hemphill, Multimedia Artist, Hip Hop Word Count Project
  • “Science By, For & With the People: how citizen science and mobile tech has revolutionized the collection, sharing and use of scientific data”, Geoff Haines-Stiles, Executive Producer, The Crowd and the Cloud series
3:30-3:45 p.m.. Networking Break
3:45-4:45 p.m. Lightning talks & audience interaction
4:45 p.m. Closing & thank you
5:00-7:30 p.m. No-host social hour


For questions concerning this event, please contact Abigail Potter, Senior Innovation Specialist, National Digital Initiatives, Library of Congress at abpo@loc.gov.

Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov.


July 25, 2017
9:30 am - 7:30 pm


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