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The Digital Library Brown Bag Series began in 2003, and continues to cultivate interest from both IU and beyond. The Series originated with a focus on digital libraries – standards, tools, and trends in the field – but has since expanded to include all areas and topics relevant to digital scholarship, including digital humanities and open access publishing. Brown Bag presentations focus on local practices and emerging trends, and are intended to encourage participation in digital library and digital research projects and initiatives.

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Remote Access to the Brown Bag
Brown Bag presentations are broadcast live via Zoom. Go to to view and listen to each presentation.
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You can access the archive of past presentations in IUScholarWorks.

Fall 2019 Digital Library Brown Bag Series

September 4, 2019, 12:00pm, Hazelbaker Hall (Wells Library E159)
Queer as Data: Linked Data and Minoritized Digital Archives
Brian M. Watson, Department of Library & Information Science MLIS Candidate

September 25, 2019, 12:00pm, Hazelbaker Hall (Wells Library E159)
An Introduction to the Born Digital Preservation Lab
Mike Shallcross, Digital Collections Services

October 2, 2019, 12:00pm, Hazelbaker Hall (Wells Library E159)
ESS Images: Collaboratively Improving Management of Digital Collections Using Hyrax
Jim Halliday, Library Technologies
Nick Homenda, Digital Collections Services

October 9, 2019, 12:00pm, Hazelbaker Hall (Wells Library E159)
Digital Herbaria in the 21st Century
Jennifer Laherty, Libraries Sciences
Eric Knox, Department of Biology
Jim Halliday, Library Technologies
Jon Dunn, Library Technologies

October 30, 2019, 12:00pm, Hazelbaker Hall (Wells Library E159)
If I Knew Then What I Know Now: Evolution of MDPI's Post-digitization Processing
Brian Wheeler, Library Technologies

November 6, 2019, 12:00pm, Hazelbaker Hall (Wells Library E159)
Taking the Bicentennial Oral History Project Online
Jon Cameron, Digital Collections Services

November 20, 2019, 12:00pm, Hazelbaker Hall (Wells Library E159)
Sampling the Great Unread: Library Digitization and the Study the Victorian Novel (1837-1901)
Allen Riddell, Department of Information & Library Science

December 4, 2019, 12:00pm, Hazelbaker Hall (Wells Library E159)
Inclusive vocabularies: Understanding the currents for better navigation aids
Juliet L. Hardesty, Digital Collections Services