Talk at the NYU ITP Data Art class / Spring 2017

Talk at the NYU ITP Data Art class / Spring 2017

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Mauricio Giraldo

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

  2. hola

  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

  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

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

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

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

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

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

  26. but what does it mean?

  27. we receive a bunch of boxes with stuff

  28. Philip Greenberg / New York Times

  29. Jonathan Blanc

  30. Jonathan Blanc

  31. Philip Greenberg / New York Times

  32. Philip Greenberg / New York Times

  33. Jonathan Blanc

  34. Jonathan Blanc

  35. Jason Stern

  36. Shana Novak / Rolling Stone

  37. Shana Novak / Rolling Stone

  38. Jonathan Blanc

  39. Jonathan Blanc

  40. Jonathan Blanc

  41. it’s a bunch of random stuff

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  43. archival processing

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  57. finding aid

  58. varies by archivist and institution

  59. Encoded Archival Description

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  62. @trevorthornton + @thisismmiller

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  68. ©

  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

  80. ©

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  83. geography as a classification system

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

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  88. thank you! @mgiraldo