Spring 2019 Events
Latin American Ephemera Hackathon
What insights, avenues for research, or new tools might we discover by experimenting with computational methods on material from library collections? In partnership with Princeton University Library, the CDH invites research software engineers and programmers for a one-day hackathon on the Latin America Ephemera collection, which includes around 12.2k published items. The library will provide dirty OCR text for the content, in addition to IIIF metadata and images that are already available. Exploration possibilities include named entity recognition, classification, automated image processing, machine learning, topic modeling, and data visualization/sonification/physicalization. High-performance computing resources will be available for use by participants, with assistance from Research Computing. Light breakfast, lunch, and afternoon refreshments will be provided.
Information may want to be free but institutional researchers, including those at universities, operate under certain constraints having to do with privacy, copyright, and intellectual property. Who owns data generated under sponsored research? Under what conditions can it be shared? What are best practices for managing sensitive data, particularly that involving living people? How does Princeton manage data security? When should data not be open and how does this apply to decisions about licensing and publishing datasets? How does one obtain and work with existing datasets that are themselves under strictures including, but not limited to, copyright? Representatives from Princeton’s Office of the General Counsel will join us to consider questions related to these concerns and offer practical advice for managing legal aspects of data.
For our first meeting of the Spring semester, the Collections as Data Reading Group turn to the topic of services and systems at PUL, and how they support - or could better support - work with data-driven collections.
Information Session - CDH Grants Spring 2019
The CDH invites you to attend an information session on funding opportunities this spring, including Dataset Curation Grants, Research Partnerships and more! CDH staff members will be available to discuss proposal drafts and review datasets. The session will be held on Wednesday, February 13, 4-5pm at the CDH (B Floor of Firestone Library).
Playing with Data I
Sharon De La Cruz
Building Bridges with Data
How do we ethically engage with physical (print) archives in the twenty first century? How do we access, create, and maintain archives for global change? In short, how do we build transcontinental bridges across cultures and institutions through a shared interest in archival data? “Building Bridges with Data” addresses these issues with a series of roundtable discussions around how archives — and archival data — allow for the creation of powerful cross-continental conversations. This symposium will invite conversations from renowned global scholars about sustainable methodologies and strategies for engaging with archives and material.