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Monday, April 8 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
2.5 Part to Whole Kickoff: Redefining Roles and Services to Support Collections as Data

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In late 2018, Collections as Data: Part to Whole was awarded $750,000 by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to foster the development of broadly viable models that support the implementation and use of collections as data. Collections as Data aims to support computationally driven research and teaching. This project is the successor to the Institute of Museum and Library Services-funded Always Already Computational: Collections as Data (2016-2018). Always Already Computational focused on identifying and supporting collections as data implementation. Part to Whole expands to consider the organizational implications of this work. As computational engagement with collections becomes increasingly ubiquitous, what holistic approaches to staff roles and services might we need to meet demand? Over three years of project activity, Part to Whole will address this question by funding and supporting two national cohorts. Cohort 1 is now active and is comprised of six project teams jointly led by librarians and a disciplinary scholar. Project teams will develop models that support collections as data implementation and the reconceptualization of services and roles that support scholarly use of those data. This project briefing is led by investigators from the Part to Whole project team as well as investigators from two Part to Whole funded projects - On the Books: Jim Crow and Algorithms of Resistance (UNC Chapel Hill) and Uncovering Health History: Transcribing and Publishing Early Twentieth-Century Tuberculosis Patient Records as Data (University of Denver). We aim to brief the CNI audience on Part to Whole goals, seek feedback, introduce two Part to Whole-funded projects, and share the cohort 2 funding opportunity.

Other contributors include: Laurie Allen, University of Pennsylvania; Nathan Kelber, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill; Jack Maness, University of Denver


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Thomas Padilla

Practitioner Researcher in Residence, OCLC Research
Collections as Data, Digital Scholarship, Digital Humanities, Humanities data, data curation, and data information literacy. Tacos.
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Hannah Scates Kettler

Digital Humanities Librarian, University of Iowa Libraries
Currently involved in public digital scholarship and pedagogy, social media, 3D digital representation and visualization, games and gaming, access and dissemination of higher education and research and big data archaeology.
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Amanda Henley

Head of Digital Research Services, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
I am interested in academic library services, technology, and spaces that support scholars using digital methods in teaching and research.

Kim Pham

Information Technologies Librarian, University of Denver

Monday April 8, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm