Join the Center for Archival Futures (CAFe) and Recovering and Reusing Archival Data (RRAD) Lab at the University of Maryland College of Information Studies for a virtual research symposium hosted by ASIS&T: “Platforms and Practices for Activating Community Knowledge”
When: Thursday, March 9, 2023 (12:00 PM – 5:00 PM) (EST)
Description: The Center for Archival Futures (CAFe) and Recovering and Reusing Archival Data (RRAD) Lab at the University of Maryland College of Information Studies, warmly invite you to join us for a half-day Symposium hosted by the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) on “Platforms and Practices for Activating Community Knowledge”.
The Symposium will feature panels of speakers creating and advancing platforms and practices for collaboration toward gathering, reusing, and activating community knowledge and cultural data. Panelists include scholars and practitioners in library, archive, museum, and data journalism institutions, and communities whose members have been historically marginalized in the cultural heritage record. The symposium will focus on sustainable, equitable, and accessible models for community-led curation, and for mobilizing cultural data to improve community outcomes. The symposium will feature the following two panels, with interspersed opportunities for synthesis, discussion, and interaction between speakers and the audience:
1. Models of community and institutional collaboration: This panel will focus on how collaborative data sharing and crowdsourcing methods are used by community-based and NGO-based practitioners in partnership with various institutions to generate new information and data that fills gaps in the historical record. From creating a database of censored books to crowdsourcing Black genealogy and local history, there’s a lot to navigate and lots to learn about community and institutional collaboration.
Featuring presentations on the Marshall Project, AAPI COVID community crowdsourcing, and the Lakeland Community Heritage Project.
- Indigenous Data Curation and Knowledge Sharing: How content management systems and metadata infrastructures are being created, tailored, remixed, or repurposed to fit community needs and create more culturally responsive approaches to Indigenous archival and data stewardship.
Featuring presentations on GRASAC, Mukurtu, and Ara Irititja