The Department of Information & Library Science (ILS) presents:
Collecting, Curating, and Communicating Humanities Evidence: Issues in Modelling Digital Cultural Collections - an ILS Research Talk by Katrina Fenlon
View the event flyer: https://www.sice.indiana.edu/doc/ILS/events/colloquium/fenlon-flyer.pdf
Talk will be live-streamed at: https://iu.zoom.us/j/789619975 (e-mail if further details are needed to join)
Abstract: Researchers across disciplines increasingly seek to share new forms of evidence and new artifacts of digital research workflows in new ways. In tandem, our digital cultural inheritance is growing and diversifying rapidly. These developments pose urgent and interrelated problems for libraries, archives, and museums, as institutions charged with stewarding both our scholarly and cultural records. How can we most effectively represent collections of sources as flexible, extensible, sustainable platforms for advancing research and knowledge across communities? This talk describes a multimodal study of one genre of digital scholarship in the humanities: thematic research collections, curated multimedia collections that serve as hubs for collaboration, facilitate the use and reuse of data, and engage public audiences. This study identifies challenges and opportunities confronting these collections, and implications for representing next-generation digital scholarship and the evolving cultural record.
Bio: Katrina Fenlon is a postdoctoral research associate at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she recently completed her PhD in Library and Information Science. Her research focuses on the representation and use of digital collections in different contexts, ranging from organizational and descriptive problems in large digital libraries, to the use and sustainability of curated cultural collections.