🧭 Paths to Participation - Collections as Data: State of the Field and Future Directions 🧭


From April 25-26 practitioners and disciplinary researchers will gather in Vancouver, Canada at Internet Archive Canada for Collections as Data: State of the Field and Future Directions to assess the state of the field on an international level - challenges, aspirations, and prospective ways of working together. This work will produce position statements, a white paper, an update to the Santa Barbara Statement on Collections as Data, and if all goes well, subsequent, collaborative collections as data efforts.

We are excited to learn from the following participants at this event:

  • Alba Irollo, Europeana
  • Alexis Tindall, University of Adelaide
  • Amanda Henley, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • Amanda Whitmire, Stanford University
  • Andrew Cox, University of Sheffield
  • Barbara Bordalejo, University of Saskatchewan
  • Beth Knazook, Digital Repository Ireland
  • Caitlin Horrall, Library and Archives Canada
  • Chela Scott Weber, OCLC Research
  • Clemens Neudecker, State Library of Berlin
  • Daniel Van Strien, Hugging Face
  • David Iggulden, Kew Gardens
  • Devin Becker, University of Idaho
  • Dorothy Berry, Smithsonian, National Museum for African American History
  • Duncan Loxton, University of Technology Sydney
  • Elizabeth Roke, Emory University
  • Emily Maemura, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • Gabi Baeza Ventura, University of Houston
  • Geoffrey Harder, Univeristy of Alberta
  • Gimena Del Rio Riande, University of Buenos Aires
  • Gustavo Candela, University of Alicante
  • Ian Milligan, University of Waterloo
  • James Lee, University of Cincinnati
  • Jefferson Bailey, Internet Archive
  • Jenn Riley, McGill University
  • Julia Corrin, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Kari Jordan, The Carpentries
  • Kayla Abner, University of Delaware
  • Kayla Lar-Son, University of British Columbia
  • Kevin Hawkins, Johns Hopkins University
  • Kim Pham, Max Planck Institute
  • Lae’l Hughes-Watkins, University of Maryland College Park
  • Laurie Allen, Library of Congress
  • Leontien Talboom, Cambridge University
  • Linda Garcia Merchant, University of Houston
  • Linn Leigland, United Nations
  • Loren Fantine, Internet Archive
  • Margaret Warren, State Library Queensland
  • Maria Mercedes Martinez Okumura, University of Sao Paulo
  • Martin Tsang, Independent Scholar
  • Melanie Walsh, University of Washington
  • Mia Ridge, British Library
  • Michelle Caswell, University of California Los Angeles
  • Miguel Varela Escobar, National University of Singapore
  • Mikala Narlock, Data Curation Network
  • Mohammad Al-Zein, American University of Beirut
  • Patricia Pena, Universidad de Chile
  • Paul Jason Perez, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Rebecca Dikow, Smithsonian, Data Science Lab
  • Robert McLellan, University of Queensland
  • Sally Chambers, DARIAH
  • Saskia Scheltjens, Rijksmuseum
  • Smiljana Antonijevic, University of Belgrade and Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Sonia Ranade, National Archives UK
  • Stephen Downie, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign / Hathitrust Research Center
  • Steven Claeyssens, Koninklijke Bibliotheek
  • Summer Hamilton, Penn State University
  • Tamar Evangelistia-Dougherty, Smithsonian Library and Archives
  • Timothy Vollmer, University of California Berkeley
  • Trevor Owens, Library of Congress
  • Wyne Nekesa, Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority/IASSIST
  • Yvonne Ng, WITNESS
  • Patricia Hswe, Mellon Foundation


In May, the project team will release a draft version of the Collections as Data: State of the Field and Future Directions white paper and an updated version of the Santa Barbara Statement on Collections as Data for an open comment period. We look forward to engaging a broad group of partners on this collective work.

future steps!

In June the project team will incorporate all community inputs, have the final deliverables translated in multiple languages, to be openly released in August 2023.