Did you know that Princeton's rich library collections can be used for innovative, data-driven research? Do you want to learn how digital libraries, catalogs, exhibits, and finding aids can be used for text mining, data visualization, mapping, image analysis, audio analysis, and network analysis?
Join the CDH monthly reading and discussion group to discuss "Collections as Data."
Organized in partnership with the Princeton University Library, and as part of CDH's Year of Data, the Reading Group invites members from the Princeton research community who play various roles in the creation, dissemination and use of library collections to explore how Princeton’s library collections can be leveraged to support computationally-driven research and teaching.
Meetings take place every three weeks during the semester, on Wednesdays, 12-1:20pm, at the CDH. Lunch will be provided.
Discussion topics and short readings will be posted on the CDH events page in advance of the meeting. More information about the CDH Reading Group can be found here. A highlight of the Fall semester will be a discussion of Safiya Noble's Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism in advance of her keynote lecture on Thursday Dec. 6.
Drop-ins are welcome!
Tentative Fall 2018 Schedule
- Wed Sept 26 - We'll discuss the Santa Barbara Statement on Collections as Data on the Always Already Computational website.
- Wed Oct 10 - TBD
- Wed Oct 24 - TBD
- Wed Nov 14 - TBD
- Wed Dec 5 - Safiya Noble's Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism
Inspiration for Collections as Data comes from initiatives led by the Library of Congress and the IMLS-funded Always Already Computational: Collections as Data, which aims to promote conversations among librarians, archivists, and museum curators to develop a framework for creating and sharing cultural heritage collections as data and a community for developing best practices.