Presentations and Publications

Title Slide for.a Video Tutorial: Incorporating CCO in Your Workflow

CCO Videos

As chair of the sub-committee for Cataloging Cultural Objects (CCO), part of the larger Cataloging and Metadata Standards Committee (CaMS) for the Visual Resource Association (VRA), I led the development of a series of video tutorials about CCO. Our sub-committee … 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

image of an academic poster about Skilled Up: Teaching Digital and Information Literacy to Adult Students for Successful College and Career Transitions

Skilled Up

We’ve titled our project “Skilled Up,” focused around a stair-step model to build up from a set of basic skills. In our work with adult learners we came to recognize that many adult learners don’t have the foundational digital skills that instructors (and curriculums) may take for granted – and we want to help change that. Continue reading

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

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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