Case Studies

Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Mukurtu CMS / Kim Christen

This case study focused on the community software development and the collaboration with Warumungu Aboriginal community members in developing a Content Management System (CMS) built upon Warumungu knowledge systems.  ...
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The Socio-Technical Sustainability Roadmap Project / Alison Langmead

This case study discusses a project that deals directly with building long-term sustainability into digital projects, with particular attention to the socio-cultural challenges of the project. By Alison Langmead, Clinical Associate Professor ...
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Minding and Mending the Gaps: A Case Study in Linked Open Data / Karen Li-Lun Hwang

This case study provides a concrete example of the type of gaps that can occur in standard cataloging practices and its impact on information seeking and working with data. ...
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Honoring the Dead: A Digital Archive of the Insane Indian Asylum / Stacey Berry

This case study describes the development of a digital collection focused on a federal detention facility for Native Americans, and the various challenges and stakeholders involved in the development of ...
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Using static sites technology for increased access: the case of the Shelley-Godwin Archive / Raffaele Viglianti

This case study discusses the key decisions in adopting standards and technologies for a digitization project, in dialogue with ongoing scholarship around minimal computing and minimal editions, with specific focus ...
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Participation, Design, Empathy, Justice: The User Experience with Underrepresented Populations (UXUP) Project / Scott Young

This case study discusses a Participatory Design pilot project at Montana State University: User Experience with Underrepresented Populations (UXUP), in which Native American students and a librarian co-created a new ...
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Digitizing and Enhancing Description Across Collections to Make African American Materials More Discoverable on Umbra Search African American History / Dorothy Berry

This case study describes a project undertaken at the University of Minnesota Libraries to digitize materials related to African American materials across the Universities holdings, and to highlight materials that ...
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Representing Normal: The Problem of the Unmarked in Library Organization Systems / Emily Drabinski

This case study will analyze the status of marked and unmarked binaries related to social identities in LCSH.  ...
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Terp Talks: Designing a Schema to Describe Interpretive Sign Language Videos / Sarah Sweeney

This case study discusses the development of a metadata schema to support the description of 65 educational videos to help teach sign language for interpreting.  ...
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