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Talk at the NYU ITP Data Art class / Spring 2017

Talk at the NYU ITP Data Art class / Spring 2017

Mauricio Giraldo

March 20, 2017
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  1. Digital Archives @ NYPL
    NYU-ITP, March 20, 2017

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  2. hola

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  3. mauricio giraldo arteaga
    @mgiraldo

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  7. (not a real library scientist)

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  10. it’s many libraries

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  12. …and four research centers

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  17. research centers house the
    archives

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  18. what is an archive?

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  20. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/02/arts/music/lou-reed-archives-head-to-new-york-public-library.html

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  21. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/06/arts/dance/baryshnikov-packs-up-his-memories-in-boxes.html

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  22. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/29/arts/music/arthur-russell-archives-new-york-public-library.html

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  23. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/01/arts/dance/new-york-public-library-acquires-hip-hop-archive.html

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  24. https://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/27/timothy-leary-video-games-unearthed-in-archive/

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  25. https://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/11/16/new-york-public-library-acquires-archive-of-the-new-york-review-of-books/

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  26. but what does it mean?

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  27. we receive a bunch of boxes with stuff

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  28. Philip Greenberg / New York Times

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  29. Jonathan Blanc

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  30. Jonathan Blanc

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  31. Philip Greenberg / New York Times

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  32. Philip Greenberg / New York Times

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  33. Jonathan Blanc

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  34. Jonathan Blanc

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  35. Jason Stern

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  36. Shana Novak / Rolling Stone

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  37. Shana Novak / Rolling Stone

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  38. Jonathan Blanc

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  39. Jonathan Blanc

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  40. Jonathan Blanc

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  41. it’s a bunch of random stuff

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  43. archival processing

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  57. finding aid

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  58. varies by archivist and institution

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  59. Encoded Archival Description

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  62. @trevorthornton + @thisismmiller

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  68. ©

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  69. but at least you
    can see it on site
    ¯\_(ϑ)_/¯

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  71. not archives
    (but related, library work)

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  73. 91PH021.338
    1938
    Gelatin silver print
    The American Country Woman
    Dorothea Lange (American, 1895-1965)
    5. Woman of the High Plains.
    "If you die, you're dead. That's all."
    Texas Panhandle, 1938
    Print Size: 13 x 10 3/8 in. (33 x 26.4 cm)
    Mat / Mount (matted ): 20 x 16 in. (50.8
    x 40.6 cm)
    Matted. Title from typed notes in cloth-bound
    binder produced by Lange, "From the files of
    Dorothea Lange, Final editing, June 1965". See
    accompanying box for binder. Quote by
    J.Russell Smith on page 10 [unpaginated].
    Negative number: 38258
    On recto (signed and dated in ink): Dorothea
    Lange 1938-1965. On verso (handwritten in
    ink): negative number 38258; (stamped in blue
    ink): PROPERTY OF // THE NEW YORK
    PUBLIC LIBRARY // PICTURE
    COLLECTION; (handwritten in felt-tip
    marker): 5 // in Series

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  76. “trapped” in an internal system

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  79. it’s not linked to other resources

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  80. ©

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  83. geography as a classification system

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  84. can we bring it to life?
    (this is an experiment)

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  88. thank you!
    @mgiraldo

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