Please join us for the second session of lightning talks at the ARLIS/NA New York Virtual Mini-Conference on Wednesday, October 26th, 12:00-2:00pm. The theme for this day will be Creative Outreach in Libraries and Archives. Please RSVP in order to receive Zoom links for the event. This is a free event for ARLISNA/ New York members.
12:00 - 12:05 Introductions
12:05 - 12:15pm Pratt Semantic Lab/Experiments in Art and Technology
Ava Kaplan, MS Candidate: Library and Information Science, Pratt Institute, Graduate Student Researcher in Semantic Lab
Ellis Mikelic, MS Candidate: Library and Information Science, Pratt Institute, Graduate Student Researcher in Semantic Lab
Jessika Davis, MS Candidate: Museums and Digital Culture, Pratt Institute, Graduate Student Researcher in Semantic Lab
The Semantic Lab at the Pratt Institute is a research group dedicated to transforming cultural heritage information into linked open data. Jessika, Ava, and Ellis will discuss their experience working with archival materials related to Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), an organization artist Robert Rauschenberg founded in 1966 with Bell Laboratories engineer Billy Kluver.
12:20 - 12:30pm Dancing Digital: Linked Data for Diversity in Contemporary Dance Archives
Eve Perry, Wai-Yin Kwan, and Seth Kaufman of Whirl-i-gig
12:35 - 12:45pm From the Rare Book Room to the Open Stacks: How Collections Management Projects Can Turn Into Outreach Opportunities
Scott R. Davis, Substitute Visual & Performing Arts Librarian, Assistant Professor, Queens College, City University of New York
Rare book collections are an important cornerstone of arts librarianship that offer patrons access to significant items while providing increased levels of handling care and preservation to works. Yet, such collections can also inadvertently serve as barriers to collection access and awareness. This presentation looks at a case study of a collection assessment project of the rare book collection at the Queens College, CUNY Art Library. The project’s intended aim was to address significant issues surrounding preservation, storage, and maintenance of the collection. Yet, it ultimately yielded unexpected opportunities for collaboration and outreach through addressing how to provide adequate care for material and critically evaluating how the inclusion of other items can inadvertently hamper goals of fostering a diverse, inclusive, and representation within the library. With this in mind the presentation aims to raise ideas of how professional practices such as collection assessment, collections policies, and the care of material can extend beyond their stated goals and address more nuanced issues related to DEI within libraries.
12:50 - 1:00pm Carbon Footprint Calculators
Dr. Selenay Aytac, Long Island University, Library Faculty
1:05 - 1:15pm Countering Belarusian Invisibility with Digital Artist Archives
A.M. LaVey, Librarian for Visual Culture, The Ukrainian Museum
LaVey's recent article "Reading Belarus: The evolving semiosis of Belarusian textiles," digital exhibition "The Code of Presence: Belarusian Protest Embroideries and Textile Patterns," presentation "Belarusian protests and digital media," and forthcoming article "Archiving the digital semiosphere: A case study in Belarus'' analyse the use of textiles and digital protest art in the period surrounding the 2020 Belarusian presidential election.
Please reach out with any questions or concerns!