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Friday, February 22 • 10:30am - 12:20pm
RidIM Database: Open Access, Crowd Sourced

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Association RIdIM promotes the study of visual representations of music and other performing arts. Among recent foci for the Association is the assertion that “One of the most distinctive features of any cultural, social and/or political movement is its soundtrack—to the point where the music and its associated iconography may outlive the message for later generations.” Consequently, the RIdIM database is an important research tool with the potential for relevance in the realm of scholarly and cultural conversations around issues of inequality, race, political power, and repression specifically because its content is crowd-sourced. Individuals from anywhere in the world can request cataloging credentials and contribute images. Furthermore, the content cataloged in the RIdIM database is freely accessible. This combination of open access and crowd-sourcing allows for the database content to be strengthened in the areas its researchers and contributors seek most. In short, the database may be shaped to represent those who catalog works within it. This poster session will offer up images already cataloged within the database while fostering dialogue about those images not yet cataloged—perhaps not even known about—and seeking input on how we can make this tool broader and more inclusive. We’ll have laptops on hand and RIdIM editors ready to demonstrate the basics of entering a record. We’ll also be ready to answer questions and demonstrate features of the web interface. Though we prefer the use of WiFi, we will come ready with personal hotspots as a backup to support basic web cataloging in the database.  

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Alan Green

Head, Music & Dance Library, Ohio State University
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Michael J. Duffy IV (he/him -- Mike))

Fine Arts Librarian, Western Michigan University
Please call me Mike!  I am library faculty liaison to the Gwen Frostic School of Art, the Department of Dance, the School of Music, and the Department of Theatre at Western Michigan University. My research agenda includes studying information literacy instruction in the performing... Read More →
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Jarod Ogier

Circulation & Media Services Supervisor, Ohio State University
I serve in a paraprofessional capacity, running daily circ. operations, but also handling local events and supporting technology (both old and new) for the M&D Library at OSU.

Friday February 22, 2019 10:30am - 12:20pm CST
Midway West