Title

A Year of Community Data Curation: Accomplishments and Challenges

Presentation Type

Presentation

Start Date

10-5-2022 11:00 AM

Abstract

This presentation is a recap of activities related to the Mellon-funded “Community Data Curation: Preserving, Creating, and Narrating Everyday Stories” coordinated by the Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab-FIU. Much has happened in the past year since this project was first presented to the SFAC Archives Day audience, including but not limited to the following: the hiring of FIU student interns for all community partners, community partner collections going live on dPanther, and challenges/creative solutions to combat delays in community partner tech orders. Additionally, the two Mellon-funded employees contracted to work on the project-the Digital Archivist and the Program Manager-began work after six months of the grant period had elapsed. This presentation will present all these accomplishments and challenges in full, as well as the creative solutions implemented by FIU personnel and community partner institutions to keep grant activities progressing, and unique situations that were unanticipated during the writing of the grant. Overall, the Community Data Curation project is a post-custodial effort that has progressed despite the challenges of COVID-19, changes at the community partner institutions, and university bureaucracy.

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A Year of Community Data Curation: Accomplishments and Challenges

This presentation is a recap of activities related to the Mellon-funded “Community Data Curation: Preserving, Creating, and Narrating Everyday Stories” coordinated by the Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab-FIU. Much has happened in the past year since this project was first presented to the SFAC Archives Day audience, including but not limited to the following: the hiring of FIU student interns for all community partners, community partner collections going live on dPanther, and challenges/creative solutions to combat delays in community partner tech orders. Additionally, the two Mellon-funded employees contracted to work on the project-the Digital Archivist and the Program Manager-began work after six months of the grant period had elapsed. This presentation will present all these accomplishments and challenges in full, as well as the creative solutions implemented by FIU personnel and community partner institutions to keep grant activities progressing, and unique situations that were unanticipated during the writing of the grant. Overall, the Community Data Curation project is a post-custodial effort that has progressed despite the challenges of COVID-19, changes at the community partner institutions, and university bureaucracy.