Title

Centering Humanity in Digital Scholarship (Featured Speaker)

Location

KIPJ Room EF

Session Type

60-minute panel session

Start Date

30-4-2019 10:15 AM

End Date

30-4-2019 11:15 AM

Abstract

Advances in technology have brought computational power to our collections and expanded the ways that scholarship is researched and made available. Yet while library and information professionals continue to grapple with standards, storage, accessibility, and workflows to keep pace with existing digital scholarship demands, new innovations are waiting in the wings. Promises of linked data, machine learning, and AI have some of us eager for the new adventure and others concerned about capacity and expertise.

Entangled in all this technology are people. The people who do the foundational work, the people who produce the collections in an archive, the people who produce the data, and the people who produce the scholarship. Moreover, these groups of people are not mutually exclusive to one another. How do we center humanity in the work of digital scholarship while advancing new methods and technologies? How do we exhibit care for privacy, community values, and research while engaging fully in the scholarly communication landscape?

This talk will pose these questions and offer some possible courses of action, as we work to be stewards of cultural heritage in a just and ethical manner.

Comments

Yasmeen Shorish is an Associate Professor and the Data Services Coordinator at James Madison University. She seeks to enhance the knowledge and awareness of data information literacy on campus, which includes the discovery, management, and ethical use of data. Research interests are in data management education, changes in scholarly communication, data ethics, and issues related to representation and social justice in librarianship. She serves on the Digital Library Federation Advisory Committee and is the Chair of the Association for College and Research Libraries' Research and Scholarly Environment Committee. Please see http://www.lib.jmu.edu/yasmeen for additional details.

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Apr 30th, 10:15 AM Apr 30th, 11:15 AM

Centering Humanity in Digital Scholarship (Featured Speaker)

KIPJ Room EF

Advances in technology have brought computational power to our collections and expanded the ways that scholarship is researched and made available. Yet while library and information professionals continue to grapple with standards, storage, accessibility, and workflows to keep pace with existing digital scholarship demands, new innovations are waiting in the wings. Promises of linked data, machine learning, and AI have some of us eager for the new adventure and others concerned about capacity and expertise.

Entangled in all this technology are people. The people who do the foundational work, the people who produce the collections in an archive, the people who produce the data, and the people who produce the scholarship. Moreover, these groups of people are not mutually exclusive to one another. How do we center humanity in the work of digital scholarship while advancing new methods and technologies? How do we exhibit care for privacy, community values, and research while engaging fully in the scholarly communication landscape?

This talk will pose these questions and offer some possible courses of action, as we work to be stewards of cultural heritage in a just and ethical manner.