Catalogers as Authors, Metadata as Annotation

Zine Union Catalog logo: cat paw fist over an open zineLauren and I are proposing a coordinated final project where we will work in parallel, each of our research and analyses benefitting the other, with paired annotation an integral part of the process. Our project will focus on our Zine Union Catalog, which we’ve been working on together since Spring 2017 in the second semester of DH Praxis, taught by Lisa Rhody. We continued through ITP I and II and then Data Visualization this summer.

We are coordinating, rather than directly collaborating for reasons of time. We hope to experiment with the idea of working together in parallel, letting one another’s processes, interests, strengths as researchers and analysts, as well as the feedback we’ll provide one another inform our work.

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