Library and Information Science Coursework Portfolio

Library and Information Science Coursework Portfolio

 This gallery showcases projects for my coursework at the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University, where I completed my MSLIS in May of 2015 and a CAS in Digital Libraries in August of 2014.

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College Women

As a semester-long project for my MSLIS in the spring of 2015, I contributed recommendations for planning, marketing, and outcomes-based assessment for “College Women: The History of Women’s Education Digital Portal.” The course was IST613, “Planning, Marketing, and Assessing Library Services” … Continue reading

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CDRS Internship

Over the summer of 2014, I was an intern at the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship (CDRS) at Columbia University. This internship was focused on data recovery for the sciences and humanities, into Columbia’s institutional repository, Academic Commons. As … Continue reading

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HILT

In August of 2014 I attended “Introduction to Humanities Programming,” a one-week intensive course at Humanities Intensive Learning and Teaching (HILT). This course focused on Ruby, Rails, Git, and the command line. I was awarded a Sponsored Student Scholarship to be … Continue reading

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Cataloging: 3D Models and More

This group project explored the issues surrounding MARC cataloging for electronic files of 3D models created as scans of original artwork at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and access to them in a hypothetical integrated library, archive, and museum catalog. Examples … Continue reading

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Lesson Plan: Using Omeka to Make Connections Between Collections

This plan for an information literacy workshop is targeted for undergraduate students at a liberal arts college, and each part of the plan is mapped to the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, developed by the Association of College and Research … Continue reading

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Research Pie Infographic

“Why have just a slice, when you can have the whole research pie?” This infographic, built using Piktochart, uses a dessert metaphor to help explain the difference between primary, secondary, and tertiary sources. https://magic.piktochart.com/output/947690-research-pie-wide (online interactive) http://ardenkirkland.com/KirklandResearchPie11X17.pdf (printable poster)

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Stakeholders in the Orphan Works Debate

This paper explores the perspectives of six of the stakeholders who provided their comments in response to the United States Copyright Office’s 2012 Notice of Inquiry regarding orphan works. These six associations represent the wide range of oppositional viewpoints on … Continue reading

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Cultural Heritage PSI: The World Digital Library as a Case Study

This WordPress site examines the World Digital Library as an example of Public Sector Information (PSI) for cultural heritage. This was a group project for our class on Information Policy. From our abstract on that site, “What is cultural heritage, … Continue reading

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Strategy Report for MichaelCiccone.com

This proposal outlines strategies to greatly improve the information architecture for an artist’s website, at MichaelCiccone.com. The project included persona development, comparative analysis, blueprints, page description diagrams, wireframes, card-sorting, a content audit, content strategy, accessibility analysis, and a semi-functional prototype. … Continue reading

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Costume Core

This application profile builds on existing metadata standards to create a specification for cataloging and encoding historic clothing. The project includes a guide to element definitions, a crosswalk between existing standards, an XML schema based on VRA core, XML instance … Continue reading

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Content Management Website Redesign Project

This group project proposed a new way of structuring content for an existing website (for a local arts organization), using XML to store content and XSL to display content within a WordPress site. You can see the working pages in … Continue reading

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