Over a period of three years, Collections as Data: Part to Whole funded and programmatically supported two cohorts. Cohorts were comprised of project teams jointly led by librarians and disciplinary scholars. Project teams developed 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.
Collections as Data: Part to Whole concludes with an international summit, Collections as Data: State of the Field and Future Directions. Held from April 25-26, 2023 at Internet Archive Canada, the summit will provide an opportunity to assess the state of the field on an international level. Collections as Data: State of the Field and Future Directions will directly inform the production of a white paper and subsequent initiatives that drive future community work.
Thomas Padilla, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.