Welcome to The Sustainability Sandbox blog series! The Alexandria Archive Institute and Open Context advocate for data sharing, data literacy, open access, and community collaborations. In this series, we share the story of our journey to identify and develop digital data management, public engagement, and data literacy projects with potential partner institutions. This summer has […]
Hello July! We’re about six months into the Digital Data Stories (DDS) project here at the Alexandria Archive Institute (AAI). So, it’s time to update y’all on our program.
Welcome to the Digging Digital Museum Collections blog series! The Alexandria Archive Institute and Open Context (AAI / OC) advocate for data sharing, data literacy, open access, and community collaborations. In this series, we explore user experiences with online museum collections and question what we can do to use museum collections data in more accessible, […]
If you’ve been following the Alexandria Archive Institute (AAI) you may have noticed we use some academic jargon. We try not to, but it’s unavoidable considering what we do.
Spreadsheets, tables, and reams of information fill your monitor. There’s so much raw potential. The data sits before you, waiting for exploration. Then it sets in…data panic. Data panic undermines your confidence. It’s the voice in your head reminding you that you never took a statistics class, the cold sweat that comes when no one […]
In the Digital Data Stories project, we spend a lot of time thinking about people. This may seem odd, as our current work involves a lot of numbers and a lot of cow bones, but at the heart of it, our work is fundamentally about people. This is because literacy is fundamentally about people. My […]