Category Archives: Podcast

Episode 4: Erin O’Meara on Archiving Electronic Records

OMearaOn episode four of Beyond the Stacks, we hear from Erin O’Meara, an Archivist at the Gates Archive, which focuses on the preservation of the Gates family’s personal and philanthropic endeavors including records of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Join us as we discuss the preservation of born-digital records,  Digital Forensics, Diplomatics, and what it’s like to come on board a state archives during a series of major political scandals.

Length – 31:45

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This episode marks the end of Season 1 of Beyond the Stacks. We will be returning in a few months with the start of Season 2, an interview with a librarian at a major technology company!

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Episode 3: Miguel Figueroa and the Future of Libraries

FigueroaOn episode three of Beyond the Stacks, we hear from Miguel Figueroa, the director of the Center for the Future of Libraries at the American Library Association. Join us as we discuss Foresight Studies, fandom, collective impact, the Cone of Plausibility, and the influence of fast-casual dining on the future of libraries.

Length – 31:27

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Episode 4, on digital forensics and non-profits’ archives, will be released on December 1st!

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Episode 2: Kimberly Silk, Data Librarian

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On episode two of Beyond the Stacks, we hear from Kimberly Silk, the special projects officer for the Integrated Digital Scholarship Ecosystem Project at the Canadian Research Knowledge Network. Join us as we discuss data librarianship, integrating librarians into research teams, and hosting group conversations with the Mars rover.

Length – 22:16

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Episode 3, on library futurism, will be released on the first of November!

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Episode 1: Gemma Petrie, User Experience Researcher

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On this debut episode of Beyond the Stacks, we hear from Gemma Petrie, a user experience researcher at Mozilla. Join us as we discuss the pathway from librarianship education to UX research, what it’s like to work in the field, and the feeling you get when you travel to another country for a research visit in a stranger’s household.

Length – 16:20

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