Barnard Digital Archivist Presenting at DLF Forum

October 23, 2017

Martha Tenney, our Digital Archivist, will be presenting at the Digital Library Federation (DLF) Forum in Pittsburgh, PA on Tuesday, October 24 and Thursday, October 26. The DLF Forum includes digital library practitioners from member institutions and the broader community.

On October 24, she will speak about the Barnard Digital Collections website’s use of Islandora, an open-source software framework designed to help organizations and their communities of users collaboratively manage and discover digital assets. The Barnard Digital collections site is currently undergoing a redesign with an emphasis on accessibility, broadly defined.The redesign focuses on usability and accessibility assessments, focusing on the population of students who are not only primary creators of much of the material in the collections but also collaborators in digital projects and an important audience for the digital collections.

On October 26, she will discuss equity, justice, and feminist ethics of care in digital archival practice. This talk proposes some interventions in digital archival practice at small, historically white institutions, from documentation strategies to reparatory relations with creators to critical descriptive practices.