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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.

Spring 2019 Digital Library Brown Bag Series

January 16, 2019, 12:00pm, Hazelbaker Hall (Wells Library E159)
Collections as Data at Indiana University and Beyond
Michelle Dalmau, Institute for Digital Arts & Humanities, Digital Collections Services

January 23, 2019, 12:00pm, Hazelbaker Hall (Wells Library E159)
What’s Next: Advancing The Vietnam War/American War Oral History Project
Ron Osgood, The Media School
Patrick Shih, School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering

February 13, 2019, 12:00pm, Hazelbaker Hall (Wells Library E159)
Redesigning the Dissertation for the Web: a Case Study
Mary Borgo Ton, Department of English, Institute for Digital Arts & Humanities

February 20, 2019, 12:00pm, Hazelbaker Hall (Wells Library E159)
Numbers and Results vs. Reality and Fate: The Academic Language of Linguistics and Literary Studies
Melanie Andresen, Visiting Scholar, University of Hamburg, Germany

March 6, 2019, 12:00pm, Hazelbaker Hall (Wells Library E159)
An Introduction to Open Educational Resources and Tips for Finding, Adopting, and Creating OER at IU
Sarah Hare, Scholarly Communication
Willa Liburd Tavernier, Scholarly Communication

March 20, 2019, 12:00pm, Hazelbaker Hall (Wells Library E159)
Bias and Inclusivity in Metadata: Awareness and Approaches
Juliet L. Hardesty, Digital Collections Services

April 3, 2019, 12:00pm, Hazelbaker Hall (Wells Library E159)
Critical Thinking Online Toolkit
Meg Meiman, Teaching & Learning