Nicole Scalessa is IT Manager at The Library Company of Philadelphia where she manages the network infrastructure as well as many digital humanities projects.
ABA: In a few sentences, tell us what you’ll be presenting at ABA.
Nicole: This past summer, the Library Company of Philadelphia was visited by Liz Covert, http://www.benfranklinsworld.com, who offered an opportunity to consider – hands on – “How can archives, historic sites and researchers use Google Glass?” I will be presenting a short 3.5 minute video about LCP’s day with Google Glass followed by a brief presentation on Google Glass specs, cost, and possible uses in cultural institutions.
ABA: What do you hope audiences will get from your talk?
Nicole: This presentation offers affordable aninnovative uses for institutional video promotion using Google Glass as a hardware model.
ABA: On a scale from 1 – 10, (10 being hardest) how easy would it be for other archivists to implement the project you’re presenting here?
ABA: Describe your favorite collection or project in one sentence or less.
Nicole: The Library Company of Philadelphia collection of knitting and crochet resources have been the focus of my personal research and publications for over 15 years, currently I am blogging about them here: http://centerforknitandcrochet.org/
ABA: BONUS: If the city of Philadelphia was an archival collection, what would its series names be? [I. Sass and cynicism; II. Miscellaneous grime; III. Cheesesteaks; etc.]
Nicole: I’m afraid I can’t think of anything witty for this. Maybe: I. Educate; II. Innovate; III. Circulate
ABA: That’s terrific, see you soon!