Author Archives: Adam Kriesbeg

Animal Welfare Act History Digital Collection Live

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Animal Welfare Act History Digital Collection (AWAHDC), a collection of documents from the National Agricultural Library’s holdings and beyond related to the legislative and regulatory history of the U.S. Animal Welfare Act (AWA), signed into law in August 1966. UMD Postdoctoral Fellow Kathryn Gucer is one of the key personnel that… Read more »

New NAL Digital Exhibit Published by NAL Fellow

Digital Curation Fellow at the National Agricultural (NAL) Library Taira Sullivan recently published the digital online exhibit “How Did We Can?- The Evolution of Home Canning Practices.” This exhibit draws heavily on early to mid-twentieth century USDA resources and showcases the NAL’s extensive collection of historic materials related to home canning. Highlighted topics include the evolution of canning techniques and… Read more »

Archives Lab PI Receives IMLS Early Career Award

We are pleased to announce that Archives Lab PI Ricky Punzalan has received an IMLS Early Career Award! The project is called “Valuing Our Scans” and the description from the IMLS website is copied below: The University of Maryland will create and evaluate two user-centered assessment toolkits designed to generate information and feedback on the use of digitized Native American ethnographic… Read more »

Conference Report: IDCC 2016

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I had the privilege and pleasure of attending the International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC) last week in Amsterdam. At the conference, I presented a poster co-authored by myself and Ricky Punzalan entitled “Library-Mediated Data Curation Collaborations Examples from a National Library.” In this poster, we present findings from our work with the Knowledge Services Division at the National Agricultural Library…. Read more »

Workshop Report: The Future of the Commons: Data, Software and Beyond

On November 18, I had the opportunity to attend a one-day workshop sponsored by CENDI (Commerce, Energy, NASA, Defense Information Managers Group), the National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS), and the Research Data Alliance (RDA/US) entitled “The Future of the Commons: Data, Software and Beyond…” It was an excellent day and I learned a lot about the landscape of… Read more »

iSchool Fellows at the National Agricultural Library

Five UMD iSchool Masters Fellows began work at the National Agricultural Library in September. Working across two divisions within the library, they have begun a series of interesting projects reflecting the library’s range of activities. The two masters student fellows working in the Knowledge Services Division at NAL are contributing to the primary projects ongoing in this division. Both fellows’ work addresses… Read more »