Part to Whole

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Collections as Data: Part to Whole aims to foster the development of broadly viable models that support implementation and use of collections as data. This effort is made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (see grant narrative).

Over a period of three years, Part to Whole is funding and programmatically supporting two cohorts. Cohorts are comprised of project teams jointly led by librarians and disciplinary scholars. Project teams are developing models that support collections as data implementation and holistic reconceptualization of services and roles that support scholarly use. Collections as data produced by project activity exhibit high research value, demonstrate the capacity to serve underrepresented communities, represent a diversity of content types, languages, and descriptive practices, and arise from a range of institutional contexts.


Thomas Padilla,

Code of Conduct

All project activity, both in person and online, aims to foster a welcoming and inclusive experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, nationality, or political beliefs. Harassment of participants will not be tolerated in any form. Harassment includes any behavior that participants find intimidating, hostile or offensive. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Please contact any member of the project team if you have concerns.

This effort is made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.