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October 2018

Digital Fluencies Series: The Technology & Ethics of Social Media & Web Harvesting—Patrick Wallace

Thursday, October 25 , 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
CTLR Lounge, 110 Storrs Avenue
Middlebury, VT 05753 United States
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Patrick Wallace (Digital Projects & Archives Librarian) will introduce a selection of current techniques used to harvest web and social media content for preservation and research.  Rather than a user tutorial or deep dive into technical arcana, the discussion will draw on examples from Special Collections’ digital projects to illustrate how popular websites and mobile applications—such as Twitter and Facebook—confound historical memory through legal and technical means. We will also explore tools and strategies available for researchers interested in preserving…

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November 2018

Digital Fluencies Series: Digital Publishing, Problems & Possibilities—Mike Roy

Friday, November 16 , 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
CTLR Lounge, 110 Storrs Avenue
Middlebury, VT 05753 United States
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This session broaches the topic of digital publishing. What does it mean to be publishing scholarship online? How do new modes of digital publishing and scholarly communication relate to older print and face-to-face models? What is worth preserving from older systems and what begs for radical transformation and reinvention? How are both the financial and status economies of academia changing with the transition to digital publishing? Mike Roy, Dean of the Library and long-time thinker about digital publishing and scholarly…

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December 2018

Digital Fluencies Series: Misinformation & Bots/Sockpuppets—Amy Collier

Thursday, December 6 , 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
CTLR Lounge, 110 Storrs Avenue
Middlebury, VT 05753 United States
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What role do bots (automated fake social media accounts) and sockpuppets (human-operated fake social media accounts) play in our digital information environments? How do you spot a bot or sockpuppet and try understand their influence? In this session, we will discuss the traits of bots/sockpuppets, how they infiltrate digital “public” spheres, and how to combat them. Lunch will be served. Please sign up below. Facilitated by Amy Collier, Associate Provost for Digital Learning.   What Is the Digital Fluencies Series? The Digital…

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