Tagged: special collections

Protest at Pratt: Building the Exhibition

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.

Artists’ Books: A Dynamic Atlas

The project is a mock IMLS Grant Proposal for “Artists’ Books: A Dynamic Atlas.” This pilot project will use linked open data to create a dynamic mapping interface that indicates the home libraries of artists’ books located within New York. Led by the MoMA Library in partnership with the Frick Collection, Brooklyn Museum, Whitney Museum, and Metropolitan Museum, the dynamic atlas will deepen engagement with these unique collections; allow users to visualize connections between artists, books, and institutions; and make project data available for use on the open web.

Artists’ Books Holdings

Our project, Artists’ Books Holdings, is an attempt to analyze and visualize data about artists’ books holdings on an international scale. This project is a work in progress created in LIS 644- Programming for cultural heritage. It illustrates our ability to work with data in a programmatic manner and create visualizations that represent data in a more human readable manner.

Grad Student Syncopation: Contributing to Linked Jazz

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.

Brooklyn Connections PSA

The Brooklyn Connections PSA is a short video designed to encourage teachers to participate in the Brooklyn Connections program at Brooklyn Public Library with their classes. By exploring the programs mission and goals, and showing some of the fantastic projects completed with primary sources with the BC staff, this small group created a PSA that will be used by BC to promote their program on their website.

Precious Little Things: Miniatures at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Research project and exhibition catalog utilizing collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 12 objects selected (including 2 rare books!) from different departments, miniatures as precious objects researched and explained, a catalog designed in InDesign, end product: digital book. Cited 175 annotated references, included descriptions for 17 items.

Book Evaluation: Descriptive Bibliography, The Hermit (1727)

The first English-language Robinsonade to achieve sales of any note, the Hermit (attributed to Peter Longueville, 1727), is explored in detail in this descriptive bibliographical report. A keystone of LIS practice in rare books, descriptive bibliography is, as Terry Belanger notes, “indispensable” (1977). The report will be presented in poster format, with high-resolution color illustrations.

RevolutioNYC – (Path)finding the American Revolution in New York City

Mobile digital information resources based in special collections! A WordPress-based pathfinder to the history of the American Revolution in New York City (1776-1783), exploring locations in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, etc., and utilizing resources from NYPL special and digital collections. I also created a Google map of important sites.

Art Documentation

Panel discussion exploring the current methodologies regarding the documentation, description, and management of artist records and their works of art in three distinct professional environments– working with a living artist, working in a foundation, and working in a museum setting.