[community] FW: [CODE4LIB] Design for Diversity, opening forum: Oct 16-17

Harnum, Alan aharnum at ocadu.ca
Thu Sep 21 20:55:46 UTC 2017

Possibly of interest to the community, both for the upcoming Boston
meeting and the general project.

On 2017-09-21, 2:22 PM, "Code for Libraries on behalf of Sarah Sweeney"
<CODE4LIB at LISTS.CLIR.ORG on behalf of sj.sweeney at NORTHEASTERN.EDU> wrote:

>The Design for Diversity project, supported by the IMLS, focuses on the
>ways in which information systems embody and reinforce cultural norms,
>and asks how we can design systems that account for diverse cultural
>materials and ways of knowing. Our project therefore focuses on issues of
>diversity and inclusion in areas like metadata, user interface,
>standards, algorithms, programming languages, and operating systems.
>Based on a series of working meetings, we will be developing a
>collaborative pedagogical toolkit to encourage inclusive and ethical
>practices in information sciences and system design in the cultural
>heritage sector.
>I'm excited to let you know that registration is now open for the Design
>for Diversity opening forum and working meeting October 16-17 in Boston,
>Massachusetts: http://dsg.neu.edu/d4dreg2017
>We've been really pleased and surprised by the strong expressions of
>interest in our opening forum, and due to the limited size of the venue,
>we're not sure we'll be able to accommodate everyone who wants to attend.
>Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis. However, in
>order to maximize participation, we will also be offering a live stream
>of the event, live tweeting, and other forms of virtual participation.
>Please contact the grant team at DesignforDiversity at northeastern.edu with
>any questions.
>The Design for Diversity team (Julia Flanders, Cara Messina, Amanda Rust,
>Sarah Sweeney) in the Digital Scholarship Group at Northeastern
>University Libraries.

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