iSchool Capstone

From Collections to Data: Assessing Opportunities to Transform Archival Materials into Data at University of Washington Special Collections

Project tags:

archives & special collections

community engagement & outreach

data curation

Project poster

“From Collections to Data” analyzes UWSC holdings that can be used to develop, describe, make accessible, and support reuse of data derived from collection materials. UWSC has collections that are candidates for computational research, but the organization does not have the means, personnel, or infrastructure to make the data accessible. The developed report suggests how UWSC can provide access to datasets in the following sections: (1) background on the Collections as Data (CaD) movement through a case study analysis of cultural heritage institutions, (2) recommendations for developing a CaD initiative, and (3) suggested next steps for implementing a CaD project.

Project participants:

Hannah Robinson