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What: Untold Stories, Untraveled Paths: Exploring Oral Histories & Micro-Mobility Innovations

When: Thursday, August 8, 2024 11:00 AM –  12:00 PM EDT

Where: Virtual via Zoom

Who: NEASIS&T (Northeast Chapter of the Association for Information Science and Technology)
Cost: Free for ASIS&T members; $25 for non-members

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Join us for an engaging webinar featuring two cutting-edge presentations by doctoral candidates in information science.

Seul Lee: “Preserving Hidden Narratives: Addressing New Challenges in Processing Oral History Materials from Small Communities”

This presentation explores various challenges and considerations for information professionals to navigate the evolving landscape of library and information science, specifically focusing on oral history materials from small communities. Key topics include the preservation of overlooked narratives, challenges in transcription, translation, cataloging, digitalization, and ethical considerations. The goal is to emphasize the importance of safeguarding diverse cultural heritage while protecting the privacy of contributors and processors, thus fostering an inclusive, informed society.

Bradley Hershenson: “Micromobility: Innovations in Urban Transportation”

This talk delves into research on micromobility, including cycling, e-bikes, and e-scooters, and their integration within smart cities. Conducted with the New York City Department of Transportation, the study examines cultural trends and ridership patterns among underrepresented biking populations. It provides recommendations to enhance participation through improved infrastructure, technology integration, and public policy initiatives, highlighting the potential of emerging transportation technologies to transform urban mobility with a focus on equity.

We hope you can join us! Register here.