from Katrina Fenlon, Diana E. Marsh, Travis L. Wagner, and Victoria Van Hyning
The Center for Archival Futures (CAFe) and Recovering and Reusing Archival Data (RRAD) Lab at the University of Maryland College of Information Studies, warmly invite you to join us for a half-day Symposium hosted by the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) on “Platforms and practices for activating community knowledge”.
What: The Symposium will feature panels of speakers creating and advancing platforms and practices for collaboration toward gathering, reusing, and activating community knowledge and cultural data. Panelists include scholars and practitioners in library, archive, museum, and data journalism institutions – including GRASAC – and communities whose members have been historically marginalized in the cultural heritage record. The symposium will focus on sustainable, equitable, and accessible models for community-led curation, and for mobilizing cultural data to improve community outcomes. The symposium will feature the following two panels, with interspersed opportunities for synthesis, discussion, and interaction between speakers and the audience:
- Models of community and institutional collaboration: This panel will focus on how collaborative data sharing and crowdsourcing methods are used by community-based andNGO-based practitioners in partnership with various institutions to generate new information and data that fills gaps in the historical record.
- Indigenous Data Curation and Knowledge Sharing: How content management systems and metadata infrastructures are being created, tailored, remixed, or repurposed to fit community needs and create more culturally responsive approaches to Indigenous archival and data stewardship.
When: 12-5 PM EST of March 9, 2023
Where: via Zoom. Meeting access information will be provided by ASIS&T in the coming weeks.
Why: To learn and share about best practices, and grow our community of practice around equitable, sustainable digital cultural heritage.
Who: The Symposium is mainly oriented toward researchers and information professionals who participate in ASIS&T professional and research society.
Cost: We acknowledge the economic inequities present across our field and wider communities and are subsidizing attendance as much as possible. ASIS&T members will receive free registration. Non-members who wish to attend will be charged $15 dollars or may request a waiver in advance. For help in doing so please reach out to: firstname.lastname@example.org