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Cambridge Libraries Conference 2018, University of Cambridge, 11 January 2018

Cambridge Libraries Conference 2018, University of Cambridge, 11 January 2018

Live notes, so an incomplete, partial record of what actually happened.

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Introduction to the Conference by Dr Jess Gardner, Cambridge University Librarian

‘Cambridge as a library heatspot’ @CamUniLibrarian #camlibs18

— Ange Fitzpatrick (@angefitzpatrick) January 11, 2018

Keynote Address: Let the People Speak: Documenting Beyond the Library Norm. Meredith Evans (VP/President Elect, Society of American Archivist and Director of Jimmy Carter Presidential Library)

@mre1920 talking about the fascinating Documenting Ferguson project: #camlibs18

— Claire Sewell (@ces43) January 11, 2018

The video Documenting Ferguson @mre1920 played at the beginning of her talk sent shivers down my spine #camlibs18

— Sarah Burton (@harasanotrub) January 11, 2018

Documenting in real time - the Ferguson protests - 'if we don't document now we may never see them again'. This is not *normal* collection development but essential @mre1920 #camlibs18

— Yvonne Nobis (@yvonnenobis) January 11, 2018

Uploaders contibuted their own metadata - items were not selected or appraised #camlibs18

— Amy Theobald (@libraryisland) January 11, 2018

Omeka workflow to document Ferguson .. community contribution .. library set the infrastructure not involved in choosing what was archived .. Archive-It used to grab web/social resources

Documenting Now project .. Twitter Terms of Service don't allow collecting twitter datasets and sharing them {clever workflow of "rehydrating" tweets from ID}

Librarians need to have a role in facilitating community archiving .. stop documenting the life and work of dead white men .. work with alive people not just the dead ..

Document now for later. #Camlibs18 @mre1920

— Moorepheus (@moorepheus42) January 11, 2018

Library involvement in the documenting Ferguson had significant impact: activists enrolled at Washington University, faculty changed content in their courses in response to what had been learnt through the project. #camlibs18

— Librarian Errant (@librarianerrant) January 11, 2018

One really interesting aspect (of many) of @mre1920's work on Ferguson archive is that in terms of surveillance, it inadvertently provided organised intelligence for police and state, which needs to be managed #camlibs18

— Lauren Smith (@walkyouhome) January 11, 2018

Lack of detailed / good quality description & metadata holds back to use and reuse of community generated projects like Documenting Ferguson .. still a role for curation!

Working with a part of the community in projects like Documenting Ferguson is work that redresses the existing/systemic imbalances of our collections

‘In the digital age, it’s not enough to buy back archives after the fact when history is being made every day’. Archive whilst the creator is living!👌 Inspiring keynote from @mre1920 #camlibs18

— Charlotte Cooper (@ciditcharlotte) January 11, 2018

Maintaining the status quo, documenting&archiving only the traditional powerful, prestigious old white men (presidents, Nobel Prize winners) IS 'choosing a side', it is not a neutral decision, no less than documenting a fraught situation like the protests in Ferguson. #camlibs18

— Librarian Errant (@librarianerrant) January 11, 2018

Archivists need to own less and take less, and spend more time facilitating access and helping things be preserved

Library Carpentry: software and data skills for librarian professionals. Dr James Baker (Lecturer in Digital Humanities, University of Sussex)

Me! Video


Lightning Talks: Part One

Wordpress blog used as an advent calendar to introduce medical students to systematic reviews via scheduled posts #camlibs18

— Nicola Hudson (@bookishnicola) January 11, 2018

Library cat!!! #camlibs18

— Cambridge Library Trainees (@LibraryTrainees) January 11, 2018

Mascots can be a good source of engagement #camlibs18

— Martin French (@Mercuryowl) January 11, 2018

Special collections libraries can be intimidating to students - inductions and tours help to ease anxiety #camlibs18

— Nicola Hudson (@bookishnicola) January 11, 2018

#camlibs18 #futureprooflibrarians the things of value will remain: skills will be as important if not more so than knowledge! judgement, decision-making are human skills that cannot be automated.

— LIS New Prof Network (@LISNPN) January 11, 2018

Digital data and professional practices: New accountabilities, stewardship, and literacies. Dr Terrie Lynn Thompson (Lecturer in Digital Media & Professional Education, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Stirling)

Datafiction .. quantification of the self .. we expect more accuracy from machines than we do from humans ..

#camlibs18 Some data related questions..

— James Baker (@j_w_baker) January 11, 2018

Interviews with digital objects

Thinking about datification - our entanglements with data - in work, life, learning with Terrie Lynn Thompson #camlibs18

— Suzanne Paul (@suz_paul) January 11, 2018

#camlibs18 Student data ethics.

— James Baker (@j_w_baker) January 11, 2018

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