Dodging the Memory Hole 2016 Scholarship Projects
Dodging the Memory Hole 2016: Saving Online News forum organizers initiated a travel scholarship program for select graduate students to attend the forum at the UCLA Library on Oct. 13 and 14, 2016. The travel scholarship committee was especially interested in working with students from underrepresented and underserved communities.
A Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services supported these DTMH-IMLS scholarships, which were offered to students enrolled in graduate programs (e.g., library/information science, journalism, computer science or related fields) in the U.S. A total of 16 students were selected for the awards. As part of their participation, recipients completed short-term projects supporting the goals of the conference.
Scroll to view transcript MICHAEL NELSON: [00:07] So, what I’m going to be talking about today is Yasmin [AlNoamany’s] Ph.D. work. [00:11] So, if you ask me any difficult questions I’m going to deflect the answer to her; she’s not far away at Berkeley doing a postdoc there. So, what I want to talk about … Continued
Scroll to view transcript JEFFERSON BAILEY: [00:11]: Before I start, one of our sort of mantras at IA, is, “bits in, bits out.” So, I like that Mark did “bits in” and then I’m going to do “bits out.” Let’s see how it goes. [00:38] So, I wanted to talk about trying to get web archives into the hands of researchers, especially for computational … Continued
John Berlin of Suffolk, Virginia, is a computer science student at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, where he works for the Web Science and Digital Libraries Research Group. His project is a report titled “Dodging the Memory Hole Project Report: Twitter Feed Monitoring and Automatic Archival Through WAIL.” The project seeks to extend the … Continued
Hanna Soltys of St. Louis studies library and information science at Simmons College in Boston. Her project focuses on a look at the landscape of digital news, why digital news archiving solutions aren’t one-size fits all due to dynamic content and social media and examines solutions from other industries and entities working to save digital … Continued
Matt Hellman of Austin, Texas, is a journalism student at the University of Missouri in Columbia. His project involves a case study of how the Columbia Missourian photography staff is using open source software to provide access to and create a cloud-based long-term archive for digital content. The final product is a professional project titled … Continued
Terry Britt of Sweetwater, Tennessee, is a doctoral candidate studying journalism at the University of Missouri in Columbia. His paper deals with deterioration of collective memory over time. Alongside a review of relevant literature on the challenges of media content preservation, both pre-digital and born-digital, and efforts toward that end, responses from a recent qualitative … Continued