Head of Digital Programs and Services
Louisiana State University
Open data is a growing trend in archives and special collections. Now that the digitization of unique material is common, the reformatting of this material into data for computational analysis is gaining traction. This data allows new interactions with collection material, including mapping, text analysis, and a wide variety of visualizations. In addition to the new possibilities there are new risks. Using specific examples, this talk will explore the open data turn in special collections libraries, and will give special attention to concerns related to privacy and empathy.