Projects in Digital Archives students present on a collaborative project with the Brooklyn Public Library to digitize audio interviews from the Civil Rights in Brooklyn Project. The interviews include interviews with notable civil rights activists from the Brooklyn chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE).
In the spring of 1969, Pratt Institute erupted in protest.
Students, faculty, workers, and members of the community joined together and forced the school to shut down to address issues of civil rights, neighborhood gentrification, and other social and political concerns.
This presentation discusses an exhibition currently on display on the 6th floor that makes use of archival records documenting this turbulent period.
The Alexa Study was conducted by students under the supervision of Dr. Lopatovska. The study examined 20 Alexa users and their interactions with Alexa via Diary. The study was conducted over the course of 4 days, afterwards students analyzed and summarized data to determine their findings.
Over the past year, I have been working at AMNH library through the Pratt Fellowship program. I have learned much about digitization and digital curation. This process also involved the development of project management.
Anthony and Kurt will report on a study that examined methods for engaging young children in visual literacy instruction. The study was conducted by LIS 630 (Research Design/Methods) students in collaboration with the Brooklyn Public Library.
This network study visualizes every available document from the Snowden Document Search, a collaborative online repository between Courage Foundation and Transparency Toolkit, and the extent to which its content shares geopolitical connections with other documents.
Students from fall 2016’s Identity and Culturally Responsive Practice course will share findings from their scholarship on issues of race, class, and gender within the LIS field and our own SI community. Join us for a presentation and open discussion.
“Proposal and design story for the creation of Grapevine – a mobile application for women who are actively dating. Based on extensive user research, the app to leverage’s the communication aspects within a woman’s core
group of friends about dating life. Further, the app includes a safety feature – group back-up – to ease a
woman’s fears of physical safety and let her concentrate on having fun.”
This project analyzes the circulation of the term “fake news” as a rhetorical device, used to make political assertions about the truth of various stories and sources. These sources range from longstanding and popular news outlets to more recent news websites and social media. Across these sources, we examine the use and users of the term “fake news”, its frequency of use, and the sources and topics that are described as “fake news”.
This paper examines the hardware and software tools (write blockers, kryoflux drive, AccessData, FTK) used in law enforcement for forensic analysis and how these tools have been adopted by archivists for born-digital archiving. It explores how these tools were used when NYPL acquired Timothy Leary’s estate which included over 375 floppy disks. The paper also briefly touches on some of the current challenges of archiving google docs, twitter feeds and emails.
A qualitative user study on a faceted discovery system developed by Q-Sensei. This study examined user search behavior and intended to provide relevant feedback for the ongoing development of the Q-Sensei technology.
We’ve all seen LibGuides, and let’s admit it, most of them leave much to be desired. Using the best practices from six LibGuides created by students, we will walk the audience through our suggestions for creating effective LibGuides.
This project explores library collection assessment tools and methodologies to locate institutions with the most comprehensive coverage of Korean modern art books in the US.. The process evaluates two collection-based electronic data mining methods and experiments with OCLC’s WorldCat FirstSearch as an assessment tool.
How do librarians weigh the risks and rewards of switching to any Open Source Software (OSS), particularly those systems that run major library functions? The goal of this project was to research and review how business models for OSS companies, programming language, sponsorship, and type of Open Source license affect the sustainability of OSS projects. This is helpful to librarians in assessing the risks of adapting any OSS by comparing the needs of libraries with the overall Open Source marketplace.
This poster highlights our research as student members of the Linked Jazz project, an ongoing exploration in applying Linked Open Data (LOD) technologies to cultural heritage materials. Research directions include the use of LOD for dataset enrichment in digital humanities research; creating RDF triples to describe image resource types; and mapping elements from various music and jazz databases to assign entities and properties from ontologies.