Please join Archivists Being Awesome at our next meeting on April 19th. As usual, we have an awesome lineup of your colleagues who want to share what they have been up to lately! Pizza and refreshments will be served.

Date: Tuesday, April 19th

Where: The Philadelphia History Museum, 15 S 7th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Time: 5pm to 7pm


Kelsey Duinkerken – “Women Wanted: Finding and Promoting Women in Archival Collections.”

This talk covers the absence of women in the history, historiography, and archive of Thomas Jefferson University, the search for them, and the resulting oral history project that sought to preserve the stories of the first women to attend Jefferson’s medical college and graduate school.

Scott Ziegler – “Open Data at the APS (and Beyond)”

Scott will be talking about open data: what it is and why he loves it. He’ll then talk about current projects at the American Philosophical Society Library to create open datasets to share with the world. Knowing Scott, he’ll probably then try to convince everyone to use the open data to build maps, charts, and other visualization tools.

Bryan Dickerson – “Digital imaging and its role in a community’s re-building after Hurricane Sandy.”

Hurricane Sandy damaged or destroyed upwards of a third of our community’s residences and businesses, especially those on our barrier island section. Since Sandy, our digitized land use records have been used extensively by this government, property owners and insurance adjusters in the community’s post-Sandy recovery.

Christiana Dobrzynski Grippe and Matt Shoemaker – exact title TBD

Our speakers will offer a joint presentation based on the talk they will be giving at MARAC, titled “The Duchamp Research Portal: Moving an Idea to Proof of Concept” that looks at the issues involved with working on a digital humanities project.


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Your DVAG Programming Committee,

Ken Cleary (At-Large Member and ABA Coordinator)
Hillary S. Kativa (Vice-Chair)
Kelsey Duinkerken (At-Large Member)