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.
Mat Kelly of LaBelle, Florida, is a doctoral candidate studying computer science at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. His project addresses the need to provide individuals with ways to collect, archive and access news content they perceive as important. Kelly’s work is intended to supplement the large-scale collection work being done by institutions such … Continued
Jiwon Choi of Osan, South Korea, is studying convergence journalism at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Her powerpoint project addresses obstacles and solutions to online news archives for international media. Her project includes a literature review of the topic as well as a panel of international students from MU who explored and discussed the … Continued
Itza Carbajal of New Orleans, Louisiana, is an information studies scholar at the University of Texas in Austin. Her research paper examines web archivability, the measurement of how easily a website’s components — including structure, presentation, content and functionality — can be saved for future access and use. It proposes the “incorporation of the concept of … Continued
Shawn Jones of Virginia Beach, Virginia, is a computer science student at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. His project, titled “Indicators That Tweeting May Improve The Detection Of News Articles For Web Archives,” explores the potential relationship between social media sharing of news articles and how quickly those articles are identified by web crawlers … Continued