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Tuesday, October 24 • 11:30am - 12:25pm
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Engaging Communities, Unlocking Archives, and Advancing Research through Crowdsourcing
Benjamin Wiggins, Kevin Erhman-Solberg
University of Minnesota, United States of America
Want to engage broad communities, transcribe archival manuscripts, or generate a massive original data set? In this presentation, we'll teach you how to harness the wisdom of the crowd for community engagement and scaleable research support with Zooniverse--the world’s largest platform for people-powered research. 
Imperfect attendance: Using data to plan digital scholarship outreach at Indiana University
Nicholas Homenda, Erika Jenns
Indiana University Libraries, United States of America
Workshops and presentations offered by the Indiana University Libraries enhance digital scholarship outreach to broad audiences. This paper will build upon analyses of digital scholarship activities at IU and beyond, investigating attendance patterns, attendees’ disciplinary profiles, and promotional effectiveness in order to inform programming development for upcoming semesters.
Exploring our special collections: Outreach workshops to promote community engagement and digital literacy
Jenn Riley, Sarah Severson, Deena Yanofsky, Nathalie Cooke, Jennifer Garland
McGill University, Canada
The McGill University Library and Archives has piloted workshops for local secondary school students using digitized special collections and HistoryPin maps. This presentation will describe the workshop design, lessons learned, and next steps at McGill to build a systematic community outreach program focusing on crowdsourcing and digital literacy.

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Kathryn Michaelis

Digital Preservation Program Manager, Emory University

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Nathalie Cooke

English prof-AD Library, McGill University
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Nicholas Homenda

Digital Initiatives Librarian, Indiana University Libraries
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Erika Jenns

Engagement Consultant, Southern Tier Library System
Erika Jenns is Engagement Consultant at the Southern Tier Library System, a cooperative library system comprised of 48 library outlets across five counties (Allegany, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, and Yates) in Upstate New York. She provides guidance and support to member library staff... Read More →
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Jenn Riley

Associate Dean, Digital Initiatives, McGill University

Ben Wiggins

Program Director for the Digital Arts Sciences & Humanities, University of Minnesota

Tuesday October 24, 2017 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT