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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.

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You can access the archive of past presentations in IUScholarWorks.

Spring 2021 Digital Library Brown Bag Series

February 17, 2021, 12:00pm
Browse and Learn: Using Linked Data Connections for Bias Mitigation and Research
Juliet L. Hardesty and Allison Nolan, Digital Collections Services

February 24, 2021, 12:00pm
Vietnam War Stories from All Sides: Moving to Media Collections Online
Ron Osgood, The Media School
Jon Cameron, Digital Collections Services

March 3, 2021, 12:00pm
Modeling semantic change with word embeddings using small historical corpora
Hai Hu, Department of Linguistics
Patrícia Amaral, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Sandra Kübler, Department of Linguistics

March 10, 2021, 12:00pm
The Steward of Book History in the Digital Age: The Struggles and Rewards of Collecting eBooks and eReaders for Special Collections Institutions
Jessica Bigelow, Department of Information and Library Science

March 31, 2021, 12:00pm
Rethinking Archival Experience: Tracing Content Trends and Examining the Role of Community in a User-Generated Digital Music Archive
Catherine Mullen, Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology

April 7, 2021, 12:00pm
Indiana’s CARST landscape: more than just sinkholes in the integrated management of collections objects and digital assets
Gary Motz, Jennifer Lanman, and Will Knauth, Indiana Geological and Water Survey

April 14, 2021, 12:00pm Presentation cancelled
Digital storytelling in second language classrooms: Implementation strategies and outcomes
Vanessa Elias and Sean McKinnon, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

April 21, 2021, 12:00pm
Digital mapping as a final project: Faculty-Library partnerships in building student assessments
Vanessa Elias, Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities
Carrie Schwier, University Archives
Ke-Chin Hsia, Department of History