Presentations and Publications

Presentations and Publications

 This gallery showcases my presentations and publications, organized in reverse chronological order.

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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


Inside a Digital Collection: Historic Clothing in Omeka

In July of 2014, I was invited to present a guest lecture for Foundations of Digital Data (IST676) at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies, taught by Angela U. Ramnarine-Rieks. This talk provides an inside look at creating a … Continue reading


Representing Material Culture Online: Historic Clothing in Omeka

In June 2014 I was invited to present at the New York City Digital Humanities (NYCDH) Omeka User’s Group Workshop at the Bard Graduate Center. I spoke about my work with two different collections of historic clothing that are using … Continue reading


One of Many Small Collections

This was part of a panel at the Costume Society of America National Symposium in Baltimore, MD in May 2014 – “Sharing our Collections Online: Why and How.” From the abstract: “Arden Kirkland will discuss digital projects for the Vassar College … Continue reading


Fashioning an Education

At a conference about Women’s History in the Digital World at Bryn Mawr College in March 2013, I presented about an online exhibition at Vassar. This was part of a panel about what online representations of historic dress can reveal … Continue reading


Digital Clothing: Building a Research Archive with Undergraduates

I shared this project as a poster at the April 2012 symposium for the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE). From fall 2011 to the summer of 2012, my work on digital access to Vassar’s research collection of … Continue reading

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Using Omeka with Students

This series of three screencasts introduces some of the “why” and “how” of using Omeka as a platform for building digital collections with students. It was originally created to introduce other faculty and staff to Omeka, but I have since … Continue reading


Inside-Out and Online

At the Costume Society of America National Symposium in June 2011, I presented this poster. From the abstract: “Digital media, including social media, play an increasingly important role in historic costume collections. However, most digital costume collections up to now have … Continue reading


Teaching with Technology Forum

These posters presented work to provide digital access to Vassar’s research collection of historic clothing, for use in the curriculum. This forum at Vassar College provides an opportunity for faculty to share posters about how they are using technology in their … Continue reading

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Digital Clothing Suite

This series of screencasts shows how to use Digital Clothing Suite software to visualize the process of turning a two-dimensional clothing pattern into a three dimensional garment on a moving figure. I created these screencasts as a way of preserving my … Continue reading


Context for costumes

This paper, “Context for costumes: faceted access to historic costumes” was written by Michael Lesk, Allison Steffmann, and myself. Michael Lesk presented it at the Electronic Visualization and the Arts conference in London in 2010. You can read the full paper in … Continue reading

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360 Photography Tutorials

This series of 5 videos shares our process for creating objectVRs, otherwise known as 360 photographs, QTVRs, or inverse panoramas, of garments from the Vassar College Costume Collection. These were created by Vassar student Charlie Pane ’10, under my supervision. You … Continue reading

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