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Sunday, October 8 • 10:15am - 11:45am
Collaborative Meaning Making in DS Services

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Room 241

Collaborative Meaning Making in Digital Scholarship Services
Vika Zafrin (Boston University) and Purdom Lindblad (University of Maryland)

Digital scholarly practice has been gathering steam for almost a decade at Boston University, but support for it has only been formalized in the last year and a half — and infrastructure building is ongoing. At University of Maryland, both the support and the scholarly practice are well institutionalized. However different our two institutional contexts are, we and others who support digital scholarship have been tentatively reaching out to each other for conversation.

In particular, for many of us this work is informed by the current U.S. political climate, and by digital humanities' and digital libraries' response to it. We will give a brief overview of ways in which our intersecting fields have engaged with political aspects of knowledge production, then open the floor for conversation about workshop participants' current projects, and begin to collaborate on an online list of useful resources for a socio-politically active framing of our work.

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Jill Hallam-Miller

Interim Director of Research Services and Information Literacy, Bucknell University


Purdom Lindblad

Purdom Lindblad is the Assistant Director of Innovation & Learning at the Maryland Insitute for Technology in the Humanities, MITH. Purdom is broadly interested in the implicit and explicit effort that digital humanities can do for social, cultural, and environmental justice. Applying... Read More →

Vika Zafrin

Vika Zafrin is Digital Scholarship Librarian at Boston University. Her interests include anti-colonialist digital collection building, vulnerable archives, open access issues, libraries-IT collaboration in higher ed, and digital preservation.  A digital humanist by training, she... Read More →

Sunday October 8, 2017 10:15am - 11:45am
Room 241

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