Supporting Open Access and Other “Open” Movements

What is the collective meaning for openness to librarians and what are its impacts to our profession? At the Open Topic Session, panelists will discuss projects and initiatives to support openness in teaching, research, and scholarly communication at their institutions. Each panelist will speak briefly and attendees will come away with concrete approaches to open that can be implemented at their institution. Attendees and panelists will work toward an Alliance definition of “open” and focus on how institutions can work together.

Scholarly Communication and Social Justice

A brief talk in three parts: Why do libraries care about scholarly communication? Where does the social justice part come in? And what are libraries doing about all this?


Sustainability for Project-Based Collaborative Work: Leveraging Service Level Agreements and Virtual Teams

In 2018, the University of Oregon (UO) Libraries embarked on a refresh of its collaborative digital scholarship infrastructure in preparation for taking on projects in association with the UO GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives, and museums) Alliance's Mellon Fellowship Grants and the Digital Scholarship Center's Faculty Grants. This required transforming the existing organizational framework with a service level agreement for new partnerships and instituting a virtual teams model to facilitate inter-departmental work. The service level agreement was intended to help manage operational labor and create a sustainable model for project-based work with minimal technical debt. This presentation will discuss how the agreement has impacted the work of research content creation, preservation, and technical infrastructure management. We will also explore the causes and effects of the agreement's implementation in the virtual teams model, using the framework of the Mellon Fellowship Grants and Digital Scholarship Center Faculty Grants.


Applying Digital Preservation Management to Digital Scholarship Service Models

As newcomers to an established digital scholarship program, we want to balance respect for the history of what has come before and our interest in new activities. We’re interested in discussing how efforts to preserve past digital projects can inform plans for a more sustainable service model.


Indiana State Library Webinar: Defending Internet Privacy at Work and Home

Internet privacy leaped back into the news with the March 28, 2017 repeal of the FCC regulation "Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services." With user browsing data potentially on offer to advertisers, find out what will and won't help protect your and your users' privacy in this new regulatory environment.


Academic Libraries of Indiana Scholarly Communication Committee

Spring 2016 report to ALI directors on digital humanities outreach and prospects for the committee and an update on recent news in scholarly communication



Project built for the 2016 CODEX MIT Media Lab Literary Hackathon. 

"subTEXT allows a user to create intelligently generated, customizable companion texts — collections of annotations and extratextual information that will add depth and context to the reading experience, in an unobtrusive way."


We Went to Selma: Collecting and Archiving Data for the Digital Humanities

Impromptu Lighting Talk, describing a project to document the social media output and artwork generated by a faculty/student trip to Selma in commemoration of the anniversary of the Civil Rights-era march across the bridge.


Academic Libraries of Indiana Information Literacy Committee Webinar: Scholarly Communications & Information Literacy Instruction

With Stephanie Davis-Kahl and Craig Finlay


Capstone: METS, MODS, and Metadata Guidelines for Still Images

UT Still Image Guidelines available at Scribd


Raiders of the Lost Archive

This project was undertaken for the Survey of Digitization course offered in Spring 2012. Using an "archive raider," a DIY copystand described in a 2010 ProfHacker blog post, I captured high-resolution images of telephone transcripts at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum. I tested Dragon Naturally Speaking and ABBBYY FineReader to determine which would offer the most efficient means of turning these images into plain text that could accompany the audio files previously made available by the Miller Center.


Spanish Colonial Architecture Islandora Repository

This project was completed as part of the Digital Repositories class offered in Spring 2012. As part of a group of four students and with backend support from the university libraries, we migrated a digital collection from a custom-built solution at the Alexander Architectural Archive to an Islandora repository. 


Aggregating Information Science Blogs

This project was undertaken as part of the Database Management class offered in Summer 2012. As part of a group of five students, we developed a website to recommend and aggregate information science blogs using PHP and SQL. 


Transcribe Bentham

I gave this presentation in the Fall 2012 Digital Humanities course as part of an assignment to evaluate digital humanities projects based on the Modern Language Association's guidelines.


Click the above image to download application prototype, a hyperlinked PDF.

Taggr: Tag Curation App for Tumblr

This project was completed as part of the Digital Curation class offered in Fall 2012. As part of a group of four students, we developed a business plan and prototype application for tablets that would help users take advantage of Tumblr's unique tagging system.


The Blueprints and Drawings Collection

Finding Aid and EAD available at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission's Texas Archival Resources Online Site


Cordially Yours: A Joseph Conrad Omeka Exhibit

Francesca GiannettiPaul Vinelli and I worked with the Joseph Conrad Papers at the Harry Ransom Center to create an Omeka exhibit featuring a number of letters between Conrad and his translators and publishers. This exhibit was intended to place these letters in their historical context and demonstrate relationships between them. We implemented a number of Omeka plugins, including CSV Import, Geolocation, HTML5 Media, and Simple Pages. We also used Voyant visualizations and TEI markup to encode our letters and explore linguistic connections.