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Monday, October 14 • 11:00am - 11:55am
#m1e: engagement + collections

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Session Chair: Wendy Shook (Middlebury College)
Session Chair: Daniel Noonan (The Ohio State University)
Metadata + APIs → Beauty: Building Engaging Digital Repository Skins With Static Web Tools
Olivia Wikle, Evan Williamson, Devin Becker
University of Idaho Library
This presentation will detail a structure and workflow for building front-end ‘skins’ for CONTENTdm-powered digital collections using CollectionBuilder, a static web application created by librarians at the University of Idaho. CollectionBuilder uses Jekyll, APIs, and structured metadata to improve the browsing, search, design, and visualization capacities for digital collections.

'Reform will not be brought about by shouting': turning ideas into outcomes
Nicola Wright
London School of Economics, United Kingdom
Turning ideas into reality is often harder than dreaming them up. In 2018 the UK celebrated 100 years of votes for women and this paper shares practical experience of using the Women's Library collections to turn ideas into meaningful community engagement.

By the People – crowdsourcing for access and engagement at the Library of Congress
Lauren Algee
Library of Congress, United States of America

This presentation will share the methods, challenges, and successes of By the People, a user-centered crowdsourcing program and platform for enhancing discoverability, accessibility, and computationality of digital collections at the Library of Congress.

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Wendy Shook

Science Data Librarian, Middlebury College

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Devin Becker

Head, Data and Digital Services, University of Idaho Library
University of Idaho Library
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Evan Williamson

Digital Infrastructure Librarian, University of Idaho Library

Olivia Wikle

Digital Initiatives Librarian, University of Idaho Library
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Nicola Wright

Director of LSE Library, London School of Economics

Monday October 14, 2019 11:00am - 11:55am EDT
Meeting Rooms 5-6