Valuing Our Scans Update

We were happy to hold a workshop to discuss approaches to study the impact of digitization projects in ethnographic archives. The workshop was titled “Valuing Our Scans” and held at the University of Maryland. Some information about the events is available on our site, I previously presented initial findings of the Valuing Our Scans…

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Digital Curation Fellowships

After negotiations between the staff of the National Agricultural Library (NAL) and the archives and digital curation faculty at the University of Maryland iSchool, we are very pleased to announce the creation of a fellowship program in digital curation. The program will fund graduate students at the iSchool to aid the NAL in setting up…

Valuing Our Scans

The UMD and Smithsonian seed grant program aims to solidify and support research collaboration between the two institutions. My spring application to the program was successful, and starting this fall, I will be carrying out collaborative research with Brian Butler, Associate Professor and director of the MIM program at the Maryland iSchool, and Robert Leopold,…

Moving to Maryland

I officially join the faculty of the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland as an Assistant Professor this January! It’s exciting and a privilege to be joining the distinguished faculty of the school. Fear the turtle!

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Social Justice and Digital Repatriation

I will be speaking at the UMSI Social Justice Series this Friday. My talk, titled “Options for Digital Repatriation: The Case of the Worcester Ethnographic Photographs of Indigenous Philippines,” will explore the possibilities and ethics of digitally repatriating cultural heritage materials. Drawing on my work with early-twentieth-century ethnographic photographs, the talk will explore “virtual reunification”…