METRO's 2015 Conference: Announcing Our Stellar Line-up of Project Briefings

by Davis Erin Anderson, Community Engagement Manager, METRO

We're thrilled to have received so many great project briefing proposals from the METRO community for our 2015 conference! We're truly grateful to those of you who took the time to apply. After much deliberation, we're excited to announce the line-up of the project briefings you'll have a chance to see at our conference.

Our day-long event will also include a short business meeting, a keynote speech from media scholar Siva Vaidhyanathan, and a networking lunch. This year, we're expanding the schedule to include longer, interactive programming featuring our National Digital Stewardship Residents as well as the Empire State Digital Network team (with a special guest from DPLA).

We're on target to open registration on Monday, December 1, 2014. Seats are limited, and the conference is free for members; mark your calendars! A complete schedule will be announced via Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr when it's ready. 

Accessing Oral Histories through Digital Humanities: Implementing the Oral History Metadata Synchronizer at Brooklyn Historical Society
Julia Lipkins, Brooklyn Historical Society

Are Scholars Getting Enough Attention? Understanding Alt-Metrics Scores
Donna Gibson, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Library

Bklyn BookMatch: Taking Readers’ Advisory Online
Emma Carbone, Brooklyn Public Library
Amy Mikel, Brooklyn Public Library
Sarah Johnson, Brooklyn Public Library

Broadcasts for Health: The NYPR/NYAM Project to Digitize Health Radio Broadcasts from the 1950s
Paul Theerman, The New York Academy of Medicine
Andy Lanset, New York Public Radio Archives

Building a Gamified Information Literacy Mobile App for Higher Education: Process, Tools, and Lessons Learned
Stanislav Bogdanov, Adelphi University

DH Box: A Push-button Digital Humanities Laboratory
Stephen Zweibel, Hunter College
Matt Gold, CUNY Graduate Center
Patrick Smyth, CUNY Graduate Center
Cailean Cooney, New York City College of Technology

Embedded with Administrations: Librarians Not Just Embedded in the Classroom Anymore
Beth Evans, Brooklyn College, CUNY
Arthur Downing, Baruch College, CUNY
Kathy Killoran, John Jay College, CUNY
Lucinda Zoe, Administrative Offices, Office of Undergraduate Studies, CUNY

Fully Embedded: an ESL-Library Partnership
Barbara Bonous-Smit, Queensborough Community College, CUNY

History at your Fingertips: 21st Century Research on the Go for High School and College Students
Danielle Lewis, Yeshiva University HS for Boys

King Lear in Context: Cataloging Performance History at BAM
Sarah Gentile, BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music)

La MaMa’s Pushcart Catalog: Creative Approaches to Cataloging Materials in a Community-Based Performing Arts Archive
Rachel Mattson, La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club
Julie Sandy, La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club
Suzanne Lipkin, La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club

Library Simplified
James English, The New York Public Library
David Riordan, The New York Public Library
John Nowak, The New York Public Library
Leonard Richardson, The New York Public Library

Mapping the Offenbach Archival Depot: A Collaborative Geomapping Project Drawn from Archival Materials
Melanie Meyers, The Center for Jewish History
D avid Rosenberg, The Center for Jewish History
Zachary Loeb, The Center for Jewish History
Ilya Slavutskiy, The Center for Jewish History

The New York City Digital Humanities Group
Jennifer Vinopal, New York University
Barbara Rockenbach, Columbia University

A People’s History of New York City: Moving Towards a Grassroots Model for Oral History Collection in the Urban Library
Alexandra Kelly, The New York Public Library

Rutgers Univeristy Library's Space Management Database

Robert M. Krack, Rutgers University Libraries
L. Melanie Miller, Rutgers University Libraries

Outreach Strategy, Financial Literacy, and Embedded Librarianship with the Career Development Center at New York University Shanghai
Raymond Pun, New York University Shanghai

Selling a Free Resource: Connecting the Digital Archives to a Broader Audience
Barbara Haws, New York Philharmonic Archives
Mitchell Brodsky, New York Philharmonic Archives

Talking about Open Access: SMASH and Subtler Tactics
Jill Cirasella, CUNY Graduate Center

Teaching Students to Discover New York Through Map Warper
Emily Griffin, St. John's University
Caroline Fuchs, St. John's University

Transferring Archival Content From Legacy Digital Media: A Community-based Approach
Kevin Schlottmann, Center for Jewish History
Margo Padilla, Metropolitan New York Library Council
Ginger Barna‎, Leo Baeck Institute Library
Chris Bentley, Leo Baeck Institute Archives
Sarah Haug, Guggenheim Archives
Christine McEvilly‎, American Jewish Historical Society
Natalie Milbrodt, Queens Library
Henry Raine, New-York Historical Society

Visualizing Cultural Heritage: Linked Open Data and the Carnegie Hall Archives
Rob Hudson, Carnegie Hall Archives

Web Archive Implementation at the New York Art Resources Consortium
Sumitra Duncan, New York Art Resources Consortium
Deborah Kempe, New York Art Resources Consortium/Frick Art Reference Library
Lily Pregill, New York Art Resources Consortium
Seth Persons, New York Art Resources Consortium
Caitlin Harrington, New York Art Resources Consortium

What They Really Want: How to Create Innovative Research That People Actually Will Use
Cheryl Yanek, Catalyst
Amelia Costigan, Catalyst


Questions about our conference can be emailed to Davis Erin Anderson, Community Engagement Manager, at deanderson [at] metro [dot] org.