A two-year, $517,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will fund a project called “Documenting the Now: Supporting Scholarly Use and Preservation of Social Media Content.” Washington University in St. Louis, the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) at the University of Maryland and the University of California, Riverside, are collaborators on the project.
The Wikid GRRLS project teaches girls online skills for knowledge projects. It has been found that the use of computers in school can offset the “digital divide” but various factors play a role in how effective schools can be at ameliorating the divide. Depending on what skills are emphasized, it may be that some students know how to use some computer functions, but they do not know how to problem solve and use the computer in a holistic sense. Exploring what it means to know how to use a computer in a holistic sense is a possible area of future study for Wikid GRLLS.
Join Future Tense in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 as they explore some of the most important questions facing libraries.
The U.S. National Archives is celebrating the work of archivists and the importance of archives with a series of blog posts about the Presidential libraries. The records created by Presidents while in office will become part of the National Archives, and eventually will be used by researchers. Here’s how it happens! This post comes from John Laster, Director of the Presidential Materials Division at the National Archives.
As a National Digital Stewardship Resident for DC Public Libraries (DCPL), Jaime Mear’s project is to help the public with personal archiving, especially when it comes to digital materials. One strategy is to open a DIY lab where patrons can transfer their home movies off of obsolete media and/or digitize photographs and papers.
FIA sponsored, along with UMD’s Division of Information Technology and the Campus Visualization Partnership (CVP), a lecture on October 7, 2015 by Dr. JoAnn Kuchera-Morin on the computational framework that she and a team of researchers is developing at the Allosphere Research Facility which will enable the transformation of big and complex data.
The third Open Government National Action Plan (NAP) will be published later this year, and they need your input!
The National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) welcomed the 2015-2016 cohort of residents at an opening conference on June 10, 2015 at the Library of Congress.
A recent study by Economics Professors Melissa Kearney, University of Maryland, and Phillip Levine, Wellesley College, used television reception data and Census data to show that Sesame Street improved school readiness.